Release Date: July 20, 2016
The Town of Hilton Head Island announces that there will be a Municipal General Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, for the purpose of electing Town Council members for Wards 1, 3 and 6.
Citizens who are interested in filing for candidacy may do so in the Records Center at Town Hall, One Town Center Court, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., beginning Monday, August 1, 2016, until 12:00 p.m., Monday, August 15, 2016. The candidacy filing form will be available in the Records Center and is also available on the Town website, www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov. Candidates may either file in person or by agent. If filing in person, candidates must bring a photo ID and wait to sign the Statement of Intention of Candidacy Nonpartisan Form before a Town employee. If filing by agent, the Statement of Candidacy form must be notarized in advance.
The filing fee is $35.00 and may be paid by cash, credit card, or check made payable to Town of Hilton Head Island.
All candidates must be registered to vote in the Town of Hilton Head Island. Candidates may run for Town Council for the ward in which they reside.
Each candidate must file a SC State Ethics Commission Statement of Economic Interests form by using the electronic filing system at http://ethics.sc.gov.
This is a nonpartisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot.
All filing questions can be directed to the Town's Records Administrator at 843-341-4604.
All election questions can be directed to Beaufort County Election Officeat 843-255-6900.