2023 Municipal Elections
Municipal Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, under new rules for providing Photo ID at the polling place. The polls will open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the 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 28th Avenue
2023 Municipal Election Candidate Filing Information
The filing period for all persons desiring to run as a candidate in the City of Isle of Palms' Municipal Election to be held on November 7, 2023, will open at noon, Tuesday, August 15, 2023, and will close at noon on Friday, September 8, 2023.
Filing by an Agent - It is not necessary for a candidate to be physically present at the time of filing. An agent can deliver the SICPP (which has been properly completed, signed and notarized) and the filing fee check on behalf of the candidate.
Offices on Ballot
Statement of Candidacy
Any person, including incumbents, desiring to file as a candidate for the office of Council must file a Statement of Candidacy and pay the appropriate filing fee.
Filing will be conducted at City Hall, 1207 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, during normal office hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Instructions to candidates filing for Office of Council Member
Please complete and provide the following:
- Statement of Candidacy
- Check in the amount of $100 for filing fee made payable to The City of Isle of Palms
- Copy of Voter Registration Card, Driver's License or Valid State of S.C. Identification reflecting current address
As of noon, September 8, 2023, the following candidates have filed for the 2023 Municipal Election:
Office of Councilmember:
- Scott Pierce
- Brian J. Duffy
- Elizabeth Campsen
- Tim Ahmuty
- Jimmy Ward
- Rusty Streetman
- Ashley Carroll
- Kevin Popson
IOP Water and Sewer Commissioner:
- Jeff Forslund
- Doug Hatler
This list will be updated as filing continues through noon on Friday, September 8, 2023.
Pursuant to the South Carolina State Ethics Commission and Pursuant to State Law, please note:
The Statement of Economic Interests and the Campaign Disclosure forms MUST be filed electronically with the State Ethics Commission.
The filing of a Statement of Economic Interests form is not a requirement to run for office but must be filed prior to taking the oath of office.
The forms, requirements and filing instructions are available from the State Ethics Commission: http://ethics.sc.gov. For any questions regarding the Statement of Economic Interests and Campaign Disclosure, please contact the State Ethics Commission (see below).
State Ethics Commission
201 Executive Center Drive, Suite 150
Columbia, SC 29210
A citizen-initiated referendum question will be included in the November 7,2023 ballot. The wording of the question will be as follows:
Shall the City of Isle of Palms limit the investment short term rental business licenses to a maximum of 1,600?
Yes, in favor of the question
No, opposed to the question
How to Register to Vote
- In-person at the Charleston County Voter Registration Office, 4367 Headquarters Rd., North Charleston
- Online at SCvotes.org
- By email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
- By mail at P.O. Box 71419, North Charleston, SC 29415
- By phone (843) 744-8683
How to Request an Absentee Application
- By mailing a request to the Voter Registration Office, P.O. Box 71419, North Charleston, SC 29415
- In-person at the Voter Registration Office, 4367 Headquarters Rd., North Charleston
- By phone at (843) 744-8683
- By email to email@example.com
- Online at https://vote.charlestoncounty.org (Live Chat feature)