Municipal Elections

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
Find your polling location and view a sample ballot. 

2023 Municipal Election Candidate Filing Information

Filing Dates

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 

City Council (4) seats - $100 filing fee 
IOP Water and Sewer Commission (1) - $100 filing fee

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:  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
(803) 253-4192


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

The full text of the proposed ordinance is available here. A video of the special meeting held on July 11, 2023, where City Attorney explained the ordinance is available here

How to Register to Vote

  • In-person at the Charleston County Voter Registration Office, 4367 Headquarters Rd., North Charleston
  • Online at
  • By email attachment to
  • By mail at P.O. Box 71419, North Charleston, SC 29415
  • By phone (843) 744-8683

Early Voting 

Eligible Charleston County voters can visit any early voting location (listed below) to cast their ballot.

Monday, October 23 - Friday, October 27
Monday, October 30 - Friday, November 3
8:30AM - 5:00PM

Charleston County Board of Voter Registration and Elections:
4340 Corporate Rd., N. Charleston, SC 29405

Downtown Main Library:
68 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401

Mt. Pleasant Seacoast:
750 Long Point Rd., Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

West Ashley Seacoast:
2049 Savannah Hwy., Charleston, SC 29407


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
  • Online at (Live Chat feature)