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Filing is now open for city council seats

Filing has opened for candidates seeking a seat on Walterboro City Council.
The city is holding a municipal election on Nov. 5th. In that non-partisan election, three city council members will be elected.
By non-partisan, candidates do not have to be affiliated with a political party to be elected to Walterboro City Council.
The filing period opened at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27th, and it will remain open through 5 p.m. on Sept. 6th. During this time, any city resident who wishes to run for one of the three open seats can file as a candidate.
The seats on Walterboro City Council that are up for re-election are currently being held by Paul N. Siegel, Robert J. “Bobby” Bonds, and Judy S. Bridge.
Siegel has served on Walterboro City Council since July of 2011.
Bonds has served on Walterboro City Council since July of 2011.
Bridge has served on the council since November of 2013.
Those who are interested in being a candidate for the city election should go to Walterboro City Hall, located at 242 Hampton Street, in Walterboro. There is a $254.60 filing fee.
Any candidate for the city council must be a resident of the City of Walterboro. The winning candidates will officially take office in January of 2020.
In addition to candidates seeking office, the city’s Municipal Election Commission is encouraging city residents to register to vote. Those who aren’t already registered to cast their ballots have until Monday, Oct. 7th to register. Registration can be done in-person at the Colleton County Voter Registration Office until 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4th. You can also register online at www.scvotes.org.
Anyone who lives inside the city’s limits can be a registered city voter. Anyone with questions about how to register to vote can contact the Colleton County Voter Registration Office at 843-549-2842.

Two Walterboro voting sites are now consolidated into one
In a recent meeting, the Walterboro Election Commission has voted to consolidate the voting precincts of Walterboro No. 4 and Walterboro No. 5. Voters from both precincts will now cast their ballots at the same location: Forest Hills Elementary School, located at 633 Hiers Corner Road.
For the coming election, Walterboro will have five official voting sites: Walterboro No. 1 voters will vote at Dogwood Hills Golf Course; voters from Walterboro No. 2 will vote at the Colleton County Civic Center, located at 494 Hampton Street; voters from Walterboro No. 3 will vote at the Clemson Cooperative Extension Building, located at 611 Black Street; voters from Walterboro precincts 4 and 5 will vote at the Forest Hills Elementary School site; and voters from Walterboro No. 6 will cast their ballots at the Colleton County Fire-Rescue Station No. 24, located at 111 Fox Field Road.
The city operates its elections, which are managed by the Walterboro Election Commission.

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