Candidates for Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram’s post and three seats on the Town Council have four days next week to get their names on the ballot for the Nov. 3 municipal election.
The filing period runs from 8:30 a.m. Aug. 24 to noon Aug. 28. Hopefuls must file a statement of candidacy and pay a $100 filing fee to vie for the mayorship or a $50 fee to contend for a council seat, town clerk and treasurer Clementine A. Ellis said in a notice announcing filing and election dates.
All offices are nonpartisan, meaning party affiliations will not appear on the ballot and primaries will not be held to determine party nominees.
Voters will determine who will fill the council’s District 1 seat currently held by Randy Butler, the District 3 seat occupied by John K. Melton and the District 5 seat held by Fred Harris in addition to electing Cheraw’s mayor.
Cheraw residents must be registered to vote no later than Oct. 15 to participate in the fall election. To register or check current voter status, call the Chesterfield County Board of Voter Registration at 843-623-2265.
Voting will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Nov. 3 Election Day. Cheraw residents will cast their ballots at the following four polling places depending on their registered precinct:
• Precinct No. 1 — Cheraw Community Center, 200 Powe St.
• Precinct No. 2 — Cheraw Fire Department, 12 Chesterfield Highway
• Precinct No. 3 — First Baptist Church, 121 Greene St.
• Precinct No. 4 — Northeastern Technical College, 1201 Chesterfield Highway
Poll managers will begin examining absentee ballot return envelopes at each polling place at 2 p.m. on Election Day. A Municipal Election Commission hearing to determine the validity of any challenged ballots and to certify election results is set for 10 a.m. Nov. 5.
If results require a runoff election, the runoff will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the same four Cheraw precincts.