Politics

Filing for Goose Creek City Council, Mayoral Candidates Takes Place Jan. 18 – Feb. 2

Voting on April 3 will take place at the Goose Creek Municipal Center.

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–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 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. City Council and Mayoral terms are four years.

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 at www.berkeleycountysc.gov/drupal/voters.

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