Voters have an opportunity to shape our community at the polls this election day. On November 7th, 2017 we will be voting on mayors, town and city council members, commissioners and ballot issue referendums. Our elected leaders create the policies that guide local business regulation and our approach to economic development.

Being prepared by knowing the candidates and issues is the first step in playing our part as informed citizens. The next and critical step is showing up on election day and making your voice heard by voting. The South Carolina Election Commission can help you find your voting districts, which elections apply to you, and your polling place.

Charleston County Schedule of Elections can be found here.

Berkeley County Schedule of Elections can be found here.

Dorchester County Schedule of Elections can be found here.

If your county is not listed, search “[County Name] Schedule of Elections” to find elections relevant for you.

In addition to electing leaders, City of Charleston residents will be voting on a referendum to fund affordable housing units. This referendum specifically states:

In order to assist with the acquisition, construction and equipping of safe and affordable housing for persons and families of low to moderate income, shall the City of Charleston be empowered to issue not exceeding $20,000,000 of General Obligation Bonds?

Much like buying local is a vote for what you want to see in your community, so too is voting.


– Written by Cat Caplan, Fall 2017 Marketing & Communications Intern for Lowcountry Local First

Jordan Amaker
Director of Marketing & Communications
Director of Marketing & Communications