2020 Municipal Election

The Kiawah Island Municipal Election will take place Tuesday, December 1, 2020. It will include voting for one seat for Mayor, two seats for four-year terms for Town Council, and two seats for two-year terms for Town Council. Filing closed at noon on October 2. Below is the candidate roster, sample ballot, and voting information.

Voting Information

When do I vote? 

Before the election day as absentee or at the polls on election day Tuesday, December 1, 2020, from 7:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Photo ID is required (South Carolina Driver’s License, ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, S.C. Voter Registration Card with Photo, Federal Military ID, or U.S. Passport).

Where do I vote?

The Sandcastle (1 Shipwatch Road)

Absentee Voting Information

Registered voters who cannot vote in person may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Qualified voters may vote absentee in person or by mail. Common criteria for absentee voting include:

• persons sixty-five years of age or older

• persons who plan to be on vacation

• persons who are physically disabled

Additional Criteria Information

Obtain an Absentee Ballot

Voters can visit www.scvotes.org and fill out an absentee application online or can request a ballot from the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration office by calling (843)744-8683 or via email to absentee@charlestoncounty.org or via live chat with a Board of Elections representative.

In-person Absentee Voting

Vote in-person at the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration office located at 4367 Headquarters Road, North Charleston, SC 29405. Voting hours are from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Photo ID is required. In person absentee voting generally opens approximately 30 days prior to an election and closes at 5 pm on the Monday prior to an election.