City of Liberty Government Elected Officials

Regular Election Date


The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of odd numbered years.

Election Type


Nonpartisan: no party affiliation shall appear on the ballots.

Determinaton of Results


Determination of election results under nonpartisan election and runoff election method (SC Code of Laws 5-15-62).

A.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, results in nonpartisan municipal elections in municipalities using the election and runoff election method shall be determined by a majority of the votes cast. A majority within the meaning of this section shall be determined as follows:

  1. When more than one person is seeking election to a single office, the majority shall be ascertained by dividing the total votes cast for all candidates by two. Any excess of the sum so ascertained shall be a majority and the candidate who obtains a majority shall be declared elected.
  2. When more persons are seeking election to two or more offices (constituting a group) than there are offices to be filled, the majority shall be ascertained by dividing the total vote cast for all candidates by the number of officers to be filled and by dividing the result by two. Any excess of the sum so ascertained shall be a majority and the candidates who obtain a majority shall be declared elected. If more candidates obtain a majority than there are offices to be filled, those having the highest vote (equal to the number of offices to be filled) shall be declared elected.

B.  If no candidate for a single office receives a majority of the votes cast in the first election or if an insufficient number of candidates receives a majority of the votes cast for a group of offices, a runoff election shall be held as herein provided:

  1. If no candidate for a single office receives a majority of the votes cast in the first election, a second election shall be conducted two weeks later between the two candidates receiving the largest number of votes in the first election who do not withdraw. The candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast in the runoff election shall be declared elected.
  2. If candidates for two or more offices (constituting a group) are to be selected and aspirants for some or all of the positions within the group do not receive a majority of the votes cast in the first election, a second election shall be conducted two weeks later between one more than the number of candidates necessary to fill the vacant offices. The candidates receiving the highest number of the votes cast in the second election equal in number to the number to be elected shall be declared elected.

Current Elected Officials


OFFICENAME & INFORMATIONCURRENT TERMNEXT GENERAL
ELECTION DATE
MAYORERIC BOUGHMAN
307 Odell St
Liberty, SC 29657
864-843-0709 (home)
864-843-3177 (work)
Email:ebough1971@aol.com
NOVEMBER 2013
/ THROUGH /
NOVEMBER 2017
NOVEMBER 7, 2017
CITY COUNCIL
AT LARGE
LAVANT PADGETT
208 Hillandale Rd
Liberty, SC 29657
864-843-6183 (home)
864-630-9558 (cell)
Email:lavantpadgett@yahoo.com
NOVEMBER 2015
/ THROUGH /
NOVEMBER 2019
NOVEMBER 5, 2019
CITY COUNCIL
AT LARGE
CHUCK POWELL
100 Stadium Heights Ln
Liberty, SC 29657
864-843-6030 (home)
864-915-4823 (cell)
NOVEMBER 2013
/ THROUGH /
NOVEMBER 2017
NOVEMBER 7, 2017
CITY COUNCIL
WARD 1
DWIGHT YATES
7 Mills Ave
Liberty, SC 29657
864-444-6704 (cell)
864-843-2660 (home)
Email:hard2putt@bellsouth.net
NOVEMBER 2013
/ THROUGH /
NOVEMBER 2017
NOVEMBER 7, 2017
CITY COUNCIL
WARD 2
LISA MULLIKIN HUNTER
204 Springdale Ave
Liberty, SC 29657
864-907-3828 (cell)
Email:lisa.hunter.u2ry@statefarm.com
NOVEMBER 2013
/ THROUGH /
NOVEMBER 2017
NOVEMBER 7, 2017
CITY COUNCIL
WARD 3
JOSHUA HARRISON
113 S Peachtree St
Liberty, SC 29657
864-843-6313 (home)
864-616-2672 (cell)
Email:joshharrison@pickens.k12.sc.us
NOVEMBER 2015
/ THROUGH /
NOVEMBER 2019
NOVEMBER 5, 2019
CITY COUNCIL
WARD 4
BRIAN PETERSEN, MAYOR PRO TEM
427 S Peachtree St
Liberty, SC 29657
864-346-4310 (cell)
Email:bpetersen@libertysc.com
NOVEMBER 2015
/ THROUGH /
NOVEMBER 2019
NOVEMBER 5, 2019