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Election Information: Charleston Area Jurisdictions

LWV Launches Candidate Forums

LWV of the Charleston Area Announces Candidates Forums for Mt. Pleasant Election

The League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area is launching a series of candidates forums for November 7, 2017, Charleston area elections. The first LWVCA-sponsored forums take place:

  • Thursday, October 5, for Mt. Pleasant Mayor;
  • Wednesday, October 11, for Mt. Pleasant Town Council. Both forums are co-sponsored by the Thomasena Stokes Marshall Senior Center Association. They will begin at 10 AM at the Mt. Pleasant Senior Center, 840 Von Kolnitz Road, Mt. Pleasant. The purpose of the Candidates Forums is to give Mt. Pleasant voters an opportunity to hear candidates discuss the issues of importance to them in this election. All candidates on the ballot for Mayor and Town Council were invited to participate. The events are free and open to the public. They follow the League of Women Voters' nonpartisan, unbiased and impartial format. Candidates will answer written questions submitted by the audience. For a list of LWVCA-sponsored candidates forums visit Forums will be posted as they are finalized. LWVCA is proud to provide voter-friendly information at is a nonpartisan "one-stop-shop" for all election-related materials that voters in the Charleston area need. VOTE411 prepares voters with more information about down ballot candidates and issues than any other voter resource. Before elections voters can enter their home address on VOTE411 to can learn about offices and ballot questions they will be voting on, and compare candidate responses to League questions. The last day to register to vote in an election on November 7 is Tuesday, October 7. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, issues-oriented organization of women and men. The League encourages informed and active participation in government. LWVCA does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. Membership is open to all. Visit LWVCA at

Election Information for Area Jurisdictions

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JurisdictionElection DateSeats
Awendaw7-NovMayor, 3 Council
Charleston7-Nov7 Council, 1 CPW
Isle of Palms7-NovMayor, 4 Council, 1 Water_Sewer
Lincolnville7-NovMayor, 3 Council
McClellanville7-NovMayor, 4 Council
Mt. Pleasant7-NovMayor, 4 Council, 1 Water
Ravenel7-Nov3 Council
Rockville7-NovMayor, 4 Council, 2 Utility
Seabrook Island7-NovMayor, 4 Council, 2 Utility
Summerville7-Nov3 Council
House Dist. 1137-July to 15-JulyFiling
House Dist. 1135-Sept.Primary
House Dist. 11319-Sept.Possible runoff
House Dist. 1137-NovSpecial Election

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