The Darlington County Board of Elections and Registration and The City of Hartsville announces the Special Election for The City of Hartsville to be Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Persons desiring to vote in this election must be registered by Sunday, April 18, 2021. To register, contact the Darlington County Board of Elections and Registration at 131 Cashua Street, Darlington, SC or 843-398-4900 or go to SCVOTES.GOV to register online.
The following office with term expiring December 2021 shall be included in this election:
OFFICE DISTRICT INCUMBENT
Councilmember #1 Tre’ Gammage
Citizens desiring to be a candidate for District #1 as shown above must file in the City Clerk’s office, Hartsville City Hall, 100 East Carolina Ave, Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm. Books will open for filing at 12 noon on Friday, March 5, 2021 and remain open during regular business hours until 12 noon on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
The NON-REFUNDABLE filing fee for the office of Councilmember is $21.23.
Absentee ballots may be requested beginning March 5, 2021 at the Darlington County Board of Elections and Registration office located at 131 Cashua Street, Darlington, SC or by calling 843-398-4900. In person absentee voting will begin April 19, 2021 at the Darlington County Board of Elections and Registration office located at 131 Cashua Street, Darlington, SC. Last day for in person absentee voting will be Monday, May 17, 2021 at 5:00pm.
At 9:00am on said Election Day the Poll Managers will begin examination of the absentee ballots return envelopes. This examination will be held at the Darlington County Board of Elections and Registration at 131 Cashua Street, Darlington, SC.
On Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 10:00am at 131 Cashua Street in Darlington, SC the Darlington County Board of Elections and Registration will hold a hearing to determine the validity of ballots challenged in this election and to certify the election.
Any runoff will be held two weeks after the general election on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
The polling locations will be open from 7a.m. until 7 p.m. as follows:
Precinct Polling Location Address
Hartsville # 4 Jerusalem Baptist Church* 301 S. Sixth Street
Hartsville # 5 T. B. Thomas Sports Center 701 W. Washington St.
Hartsville # 6 Jerusalem Baptist Church 301 S. Sixth St.
Hartsville # 7 Hartsville Skating Arena 301 S. Marquis Hwy
*Hartsville # 4 for this election only will vote at Jerusalem Baptist Church at 301 S. Sixth St.