Election & Voting Information

Voting 

In order to vote in the upcoming municipal 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 5, 2019. 

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. 

2019 Elections

November 5, 2019

The City of Isle of Palms will have four (4) open seats in City Council to be filled. This is a nonpartisan, municipal election, and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot. Term of office will expire December 2023. The Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. 

Residents desiring to file as a candidate for the City Council must file a Statement of Candidacy.

The City of Isle of Palms will have (2) two seat to fill for the Water and Sewer Commission. Signed petitions are required for these seats only and must contain the names of at least 5% of the active registered voters in the City of Isle of Palms (5% of 4172 = 209). 

Candidate filing opens 12:00 noon on Monday, August 5, 2019 and closes promptly at 12:00 noon on Monday, August 19, 2019.

Filing fees for City Council is $100. There are no filing fees for the seats of the Water and Sewer Commission.

Statements of Candidacy and Petition forms must be hand delivered to Laura Mclellan at City Hall, located at 1207 Palm Boulevard. The City will submit the forms to the Charleston County Board of Elections & Voter Registration.  Please make checks payable to the City of Isle of Palms. 

A Statement of Economic Interest form must be filed electronically (on-line) at http://ethics.sc.gov prior to filing a Statement of Candidacy and or Petition. Those requiring electronic filing assistance may contact the South Carolina State Ethics Commission at 803-253-4192.

Candidates 

The City of Isle of Palms will have four (4) open seats and there are six (6) candidates seeking office on the Isle of Palms City Council: Katrina Limbach, Scott Pierce, Kevin Popson, Phillip Pounds, Rusty Streetman and Council Member Jimmy Ward.

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.