Filing Opens for Town Elections

BLYTHEWOOD – It’s time for potential candidates for Blythewood Town Council to begin thinking about filing applications for candidacy. Filing deadlines run concurrent with deadlines for county and state candidates this year. Candidates who file by Statement of Intention of Candidacy must file no later than noon, 60 days prior to the election. The election is for Nov. 5.

In the past, the Town of Blythewood elections, which are non-partisan with at-large candidates, were held in January of even-numbered years. However, last year Council voted to align the Town’s elections with the dates of national November elections on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of even-numbered years. To make the transition, this first election will fall on an odd numbered year.

Three Town Council seats held by Paul Moscati, Ed Garrison and the seat recently vacated by Jeff Branham due to his resignation last month will be up for election this year. Branham had only served a year and a half of his first term as Councilman.

All candidates must file a Statement of Economic Interest form, a Campaign Disclosure form and the Candidates’ Roster form. The three forms are available from the State Ethics Commission at www.ethics.sc.gov.

For questions about candidacy application, call Town Hall at 754-0501.

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