Election & Voting Information


In order to vote in an upcoming election, residents must register to vote 30 days prior to the election. Precincts are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on all Election Days.

The last day to register to vote in this election is October 7, 2017. 

Absentee ballots may be obtained from the Charleston County Board of Elections & Voter Registration. You may call (843) 744 - 8683 or email absentee@charlestoncounty.org

More information about registering and voting in Charleston County can be obtained from the Charleston County Board of Elections & Voter Registration. 

2017 Elections

Election Day: November 7, 2017.

Notice of General Elections 

Candidate filing opens 12:00 noon on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 and closes 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Filing fees for the Office of Mayor is $300 and City Council is $100. 

Residents desiring to file as a candidate for the Office of Mayor or City Council must file a Statement of Candidacyand submit it to Marie Copeland, City Clerk, at City Hall who will be responsible to submit it to the Charleston County Board of Elections & Voter Registration.  Please make checks payable to the City of Isle of Palms. 

Any Runoff Election will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 (Tuesday before Thanksgiving)  at the precincts indicated below. 


Candidates for Mayor 

Jimmy Carroll, Dick Cronin

Candidates for Council 

Randy Bell, Barbara Bergwerf, Ryan Buckhannon, Jonathan Gandolfo, Patrick Harrington, Michael G. Loftus, Justin Miklas, John Moye, Ralph B. Piening, Susan Hill Smith, Rusty Williamson 

Candidates Forums

Candidates for mayor

6:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Exchange Club, 201 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

Candidates for Council

6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the IOP Recreation Center, 24 Twenty-Eighth Avenue, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

Political Signs 

Sec. 5-4-138. - Temporary Signs (d)  

Political campaign signs on public rights-of-way may be erected not more than thirty (30) days prior to the occurrence of the event to which they pertain and must be removed within two (2) days after said event. Political signs shall not exceed a maximum sign area of eight (8) square feet nor obstruct the line of sight of motorists, and shall not require the issuance of a permit.

Isle of Palms Polling Places 

Isle of Palms 1A

Isle of Palms City Hall, 1207 Palm Boulevard

Isle of Palms 1B & 1C

Isle of Palms Recreation Center, 24 Twenty-eighth Avenue 

A sandy path leading to the beach.