City of Pickens Public Notice of Municipal Election

This notice is to the voters in the City of Pickens, South Carolina that their Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2011.  This is a non-partisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot.  The following offices shall be included in this election:

 * Mayor  (1-Seat)

* City Council (3-Seats)

Residents of the City of Pickens desiring to be candidates for one of the above listed offices may file at the Pickens City Hall (219 Pendleton St. Pickens, SC 29671) during normal business hours Monday through Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) with the Town Clerk during the filing period.    Books will be open for filing starting at Noon on Thursday, August 18, 2011 and remain open during regular business hours until Noon on Thursday, September 1, 2011.  At the time of filing, each candidate must complete a Statement of Intention of Candidacy Form, pay the filing fee and present proof that they have filed their Statement of Economics Interests form online at the SC State Ethics Commission website (http://ethics.sc.gov).  The filing fees are: $100 for Mayor and $50 for City Council.

SC Code of Laws 7-13-190 (E) provides that, for municipal elections, no election shall be held for an office if the same number of candidates file as seats to fill and no person has filed a declaration to be a write-in candidate with the Town Clerk within 14-days after the close of the filing period. 

Every person offering to vote in this Municipal Election must be duly registered on the County Books of Registration for Pickens County, as an elector and a resident of the City of Pickens, thirty days prior to the date of election.  The last day to register to vote (or update your voter registration information) for this Municipal Election will be Saturday, October 8th, 2011. 

The following precincts and polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.:

121 Pickens I – Pickens City Fire Station – 302 Johnson St. Pickens, SC 29671

123 Pickens III – Pickens City Fire Station – 302 Johnson St. Pickens, SC 29671

124 Pickens IV – Pickens City Fire Station – 302 Johnson St. Pickens, SC 29671

125 Glassy Mtn. – Pickens City Fire Station – 302 Johnson St. Pickens, SC 29671

122 Pickens II – Secona Baptist Church – 234 Secona Rd. Pickens, SC 29671

The processing of absentee ballots will begin at 9:00am on election morning, November 8, 2011, in the office of the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission in the Pickens County Administration Facility located at 222 McDaniel Ave, Pickens SC 29671.

The provisional ballot hearing and canvass for this Municipal Election will be held Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 9:00am in the County Council Chambers inside the Pickens County Administration Facility located at 222 McDaniel Ave, Pickens SC 29671.

Registered electors who cannot vote in person may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot.  Absentee ballot application requests can be made by going to our website:  http://pickenselections.org/absentee-application-request/

Absentee ballot application requests can also be made by calling 864-898-5948, sending an email to staceyf@co.pickens.sc.us, or by coming in-person to the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission in the Administrative Facility located at 222 McDaniel Ave, Pickens SC 29671.

 A runoff election, if necessary, will be held two weeks after the election on Tuesday, November 22, 2011. 

For more information concerning this municipal election, please go to our website: http://pickenselections.org/  You may also contact the Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission at 864-898-5948 or calling the city clerk at 864-878-6421.