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Municipal Elections & Election Commission

Boards and Commissions Positions Available

The Town of Sullivan’s Island seeks residents interested in serving on the Town’s Boards and Commissions for seats expiring September 2021. Municipal Election Commission: One (1) seat for 6-year term ending September 2027- The application can be found here. (PDF)

Appointed Commissioners will receive training provided by the Town. Interested residents should submit application packet by 5pm on Friday, August 13, 2021. Please contact Pamela Otto at potto@sullivansisland.sc.gov or (843)883-5744, at Town Hall (2056 Middle St./PO Box 427) with applications or questions. 

General Elections

All general elections for the office of Mayor and the offices of Town Council Members shall be held on the first (1st) Tuesday in May of each odd numbered year. The terms of office of persons elected in a regular election shall begin at the last regular meeting in June, and terms of those elected in special elections shall begin at the first regular meeting of Council following their election and qualification. 

Conduct of Elections

All municipal elections shall be conducted by the Municipal Elections Commission, in accordance with the election laws of the State of South Carolina. The Municipal Elections Commission shall give public notice of municipal elections at least sixty (60) days prior to the date of the election.

Method of Elections

All regular and special elections for the office of the Mayor and the offices of Town Council Members for the Town of Sullivan’s Island shall be conducted under the non-partisan election and run-off election method. Members of the Town Council shall be elected from the Town of Sullivan’s Island at large.

Requirements for Candidates

Each candidate for the office of Mayor and the offices of Town Council Members is required to be a resident of the Town of Sullivan’s Island and must be a registered voter of Charleston County.

Municipal Election Commission

  • Responsibilities

    • The Municipal Election Commission is responsible for conducting and supervising all elections of the Town of Sullivan’s Island.
       
  • Members

    • The Municipal Election Commission is comprised of three individuals appointed by Town Council who are residents and registered voters of the Town of Sullivan’s Island. 
    • Current Members are: Robie Scott (Chair), Barbara Lassiter and Leo Fetter.
       
  • Term of Office

    • The term of office for commissioners shall be for 6 years each and shall be so arranged that the term of 1 shall expire each 2 years. 
       

For More Information

For more information on elections, please see Chapter 6 of the Town of Sullivan’s Island Ordinances. For more information on becoming a candidate, political party affiliation, polling locations, voter registration, and absentee voting, please visit vote.charlestoncounty.org.