NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
The City of Aiken will conduct a General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, to fill three expiring seats on City Council:
Council District 1
Council District 3
The election will be conducted under the 6-1 Single Member District Plan (2023).
District 1 includes portions of Precincts 3, 4, 5, 22, 57, and 72.
District 3 includes portions of Precincts 1, 20, 47, 60, 66, 70, and 77
Voters living in District 1 will vote in District 1 and for Mayor.
Voters living in District 3 will vote in District 3 and for Mayor.
All city voters may vote in the Mayor’s race.
The following dates and times are hereby established for nomination and election of candidates for City Council in the November 7, 2023, General Election:
Opening of filing for nomination by petitions
and other filing of candidates for nomination
in municipal political party primaries or
12 noon, Monday, July 3, 2023
Closing of filing of candidates for nomination
by political parties:
12 noon, Monday, July 10, 2023
Municipal Party Primaries or Conventions:
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Municipal Party Primary run offs, if necessary:
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Closing of entries for nomination by petition:
12 noon, Thursday, August 24, 2023
Last day for certifying candidates to Municipal
12 noon, Friday, September 8, 2023
General Election Day:
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Any person wishing to vote in this election must be registered in person by Friday October 6, Online, fax or email, October 8, 2023. Mail-in voter registration forms will be accepted if postmarked by Monday, October 9, 2023.
Anyone may register in person to vote at the Aiken Voter Registration and Elections Office at 1930 University Parkway, Monday thru Friday 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Aiken County Board of Voter Registration & Elections
Voters will be asked to provide one of the following Photo IDs when voting in person.
- S.C. Driver’s License
Includes standard License and REAL ID
- S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
Includes standard ID card and REAL ID
Includes SC Concealed Weapons Permit
- S.C Voter Registration Card with Photo
- Federal Military ID
Includes all Department of Defense Photo IDs and Veterans Affairs Benefits Card
- U.S. Passport
Includes US Passport ID Card
For absentee ballot by mail information, please call the Voter Registration Office at (803) 642-2028.
The early voting period of this election begins on Monday, October 23, 2023, and ends on Friday November 3, 2023. The following early voting center will be open during the early voting period from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday at the Aiken County Board of Registration at 1930 University Parkway, Suite 1200.
The following precincts and polling places will be open from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on election day:
Precinct #1 St Johns Methodist Church 104 Newberry St NW
Precinct #2 Lessie B. Price Senior & Youth Ctr. 841 Edgefield Ave. NW
Precinct #3 Aiken High School 449 Rutland Drive NW
Precinct #4 Smith-Hazel Recreation Center 400 Kershaw St. NE
Precinct #5 St. Mary’s Smith Hall. 125 Park Ave. SE
Precinct #6 Odell Weeks Center 1700 Whiskey Road S.
Precinct #11 China Springs Center Fire Substation 7 T And S Dr
Precinct #13 Mercy Church 2700 Whiskey Road S.
Precinct #20 Aiken Elementary School 2050 Pine Log Road
Precinct #22 Montmorenci First Baptist Church 44 Old Barnwell Road
Precinct #35 USC-Aiken Convocation Center 2049 Champion Way
Precinct #46 Ctr. of Innovative Learning@ Pinecrest 1050 Pinecrest Ave
Precinct #47 Odell Weeks Center 1700 Whiskey Rd. S.
Precinct #52 Kennedy Middle School 274 E. Pine Log Road
Precinct #53 Mercy Church 2700 Whiskey Road S.
Precinct #57 East Aiken School of the Arts 223 Old Wagener Road
Precinct #60 Aiken Elementary School 2050 Pine Log Road
Precinct #66 St. Paul Lutheran Church 961 Trail Ridge Road
Precinct #69 Millbrook Baptist Church 223 S Aiken Blvd. SE
Precinct #70 South Aiken High School 232 East Pine Log Road
Precinct #72 Aiken Electric Cooperative 2790 Wagener Road
Precinct #76 Living Hope 2550 Old Dominion Road
Precinct #77 Aiken Elementary School 2050 Pine Log Road
Precinct #79 South Aiken High School 232 East Pine Log Road
Precinct #83 Kennedy Middle School 274 E. Pine Log Road
Barrier Free 999 Registration & Elections Office 1930 Ste. 1200 University Pkwy
- State Ethics Filings: Candidates are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests and a Campaign Disclosure online with the State Ethics Commission at http://ethics.sc.gov. Failure to file these documents may result in a candidate fine but will not disqualify a candidate from the election. Contact the State Ethics Commission for more information
- Democratic candidates may file at the Aiken Democratic Headquarters at 410 Richland Avenue W. Aiken, South Carolina. Call Harold Crawford, Jr. at (803) 215-5509 to schedule an appointment.
- Republican candidates may file at Republican Headquarters, at 127 Greenville Street SW, Aiken, South Carolina. Call Debbie Epling at (803) 599-8660 to schedule an appointment.
- Election certification will be held in the City Council Chambers at 111 Chesterfield Street S at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, November 9, 2023.
Sara B. Ridout