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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Special election to fill council seat will be on March 2

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 18, 2020) – A Special Election to fill the unexpired City Council term of Stephen Murray, who is the new mayor of Beaufort, will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. That term will go through November 2022.

The Beaufort County Voter Registration office will manage the Special Election for the City of Beaufort.  Any person wishing to register to vote in this election must do so no later than:

In-person:                        5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021

Online, email or Fax:      11:59 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

By mail:                            Postmarked Monday, Feb. 1, 202

PrecinctPolling Place
Beaufort 1 (Part)*
Beaufort 2
Beaufort 3
Charles L. Brown Activity Center
1001 Hamar St.
Burton 2C (Part)*

Love House Ministries
423 Parris Island Gateway

± Burton 3 (Part)*
± Seabrook 3 (Part)*
± Sheldon 1 (Part)*

Beaufort County Public Works
120 Shanklin Road

Lady’s Island 1B (Part)*
± Lady’s Island 3B (Part)*

Lady’s Island Elementary School Gymnasium
73 Chowan Creek Bluff Road

Mossy Oaks 1A

Cornerstone Christian Church
 2301 First Blvd.

Mossy Oaks 1B (Part)*

Beaufort Middle School
 2501 Mossy Oaks Road

Mossy Oaks 2

Mossy Oaks Elementary School
2510 Mossy Oaks Road

*These precincts are not at their normal polling locations. They are temporarily relocated for this election only.

* Only voters who are registered inside the City limits of the City of Beaufort may vote in this election

The filing for candidacy will open Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at noon and will close Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at noon. The filing fee is $150.

Filing packets, including the Statement of Candidacy and Statement of Economic Interest, will be available for candidates to either pick up from City Hall (City Clerk’s office, 2nd floor) or download from the City’s website ( beginning Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.  

The new City Council member will take office on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.


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