Who’s up for election in Charleston?
Charleston City Mayor: The city of Charleston will be electing a new mayor for the first time in 40 years. Mayor Joe Riley has decided to retire leaving the position wide open to newcomers. To see the list of Charleston mayoral candidates with bio’s and where they stand on the issues visit this link: Meet The Charleston Mayoral Candidates.
North Charleston City Mayor: The current mayor and incumbent of North Charleston, Keith Summey, will run against 3 opponents in the North Charleston race. Reverend Chris Collins, Clifford Smith and John Singletary are looking to oust Summey. To see more about these candidates visit this link: North Charleston Mayoral Candidates.
North Charleston City Council: All 10 city council seats will be determined during this election as 27 candidates compete for the open spots. There are a mix of newcomers as well as incumbents with previous experience in town council. To see a list and profiles of these candidates visit: Choices for North Charleston City Council.
Where do I vote and when?
When: Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, November 3rd. You must be registered 30 days before the election to vote. The cut off date for this was October 3rd. To see a full calendar of elections for 2015, visit: Charleston county board of elections and voter registration 2015 election calendar.
Where: There are many precincts and voting locations through out the Charleston area. For a list of voting locations by precinct visit this PDF of Charleston County voting locations.
For more information about voting and elections in Charleston and the entire state head on over to the Charleston County council election page.
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