Voting machine in Goose Creek
  • Filing for City Council, Mayoral candidates takes place Jan. 18 - Feb. 2

  • Jan 10 2018

It’s an election year in the City of Goose Creek. Election Day is Tuesday, April 3, when voters will elect a Mayor and three City Council members.

If you’re interested in running for City Council or Mayor in 2018, here’s what you need to know.

Filing to become a candidate takes place at the Berkeley County Voter Registration Office at 6 Belt Drive in Moncks Corner, and the filing period lasts from 8 a.m. on Jan. 18 until 12 noon on Feb. 2. Candidates are required to file in person, and there is a filing fee ($300 for Mayor, $150 for City Council).

Goose Creek’s City Council and Mayor elections are non-partisan. Winners are determined by an at-large, city-wide vote. If needed, a runoff election would be held on April 17.

The three City Council seats that are up for election are currently held by City Councilmembers Kimo Esarey, Debra Green-Fletcher and Mayor Pro-Tem Mark Phillips. The current Mayor of Goose Creek is Michael Heitzler.

Voting on April 3 takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Goose Creek Municipal Court at the Municipal Center.

For more information on filing to become a candidate, or registering to vote, contact the Berkeley County Voter Registration Office at (843) 719-4056 or visit the Voter Registration office online.

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