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Filing opens December 7 for March municipal elections

Municipal elections set for March 2 may seem like a long time off, but with filing opening in early December, those considering a run in local town and city elections have a couple of weeks to begin making their plans.

Filing opens on Monday, Dec. 7, for all the open seats, all of which are non-partisan, said Lynne West, director of the Board of Voter Registration and Elections for Laurens County.

“Filing for the open seats will take place at the Laurens County Registration and Elections Office, 200 Courthouse, Public Square, Laurens, and will open from noon, Monday, Dec. 7, through noon, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020,” West said.

While everyone must file at the Office of Elections, the $50 filing fee required for the cities of Laurens and Clinton and for CPW will be paid at the city offices, or at the CPW office on Church Street, Laurens.

Open CPW commissioner seats include one each for District 1 and District 2.

Council seats will be on the ballots for each of the municipalities as well.

City of Laurens council seats will include District 1, District 2 and District 4.

Open council seats for the City of Clinton include District 1, District 3 and District 5.

The Town of Cross Hill will fill four council seats and the mayor. There is no filing fee in Cross Hill.

Seats available in the Town of Gray Court will include two council seats, and Gray Court will now require a $100 filing fee.

The Town of Waterloo will include two open town council seats and the mayor, and Waterloo also does not require a filing fee.

For additional information concerning candidate filing for office, interested parties may contact the Laurens County Board of Registration and Elections, email, phone 864-984-4431 or visit

For the March 2, 2020 election, precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“And any person wishing to register to vote in these elections must do so no later than Jan. 31, 2021,” West said.

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