Filing Now Open for Nov. 3 Election

BLYTHEWOOD – Candidates who want to run in the upcoming Blythewood general election may file from now through Sept. 2. Voters will be electing a mayor and three council members.

Those wishing to be on the ballot for the Nov. 3 nonpartisan election must file a Statement of Candidacy with the Blythewood Town Clerk during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., before the filing period ends at 5 p.m. on Sept. 2.

Filing fees are $10 for mayoral candidates and $5 for town council candidates. The next term for the mayor’s seat, currently held by J. Michael Ross, ends in 2019. The next terms for the two council seats currently held by Bob Mangone and Eddie Baughman, also end in 2019. The unexpired term for the council seat recently held by Bob Massa, who resigned in June, expires in 2017.

Only residents of the Town who are registered by Oct. 3 are eligible to vote in the Nov. 3 election. To register, contact the Richland County Board of Voter Registration at 803-576-2240 or go to www.richlandonline.com.

Voting will be held at Blythewood Park, 126 Boney Road, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information, call Town Clerk Melissa Coward at Town Hall, 765-0501.

 

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