Town of Olar

Notice is hereby given that a General Election for the Town of Olar will be held on Tuesday,
April 10, 2018, the purpose of this election will be to elect one (1) Mayor and Four (4)
Councilpersons to serve a two (2) year term as required by law. The Filing Fee is $ 50.00.
Citizens desiring to be candidates for the above listed offices must reside within the municipal
limits of Olar. All candidates must file a Statement of Candidacy at Olar Town Hall, 14978 Low
Country Highway, Olar, SC 29843 during business hours. The filing period will open Friday
January 12, 2018 at 12:00 noon and close Friday February 09, 2018 12:00 noon. The write-in
declaration runs 14 calendar days after the filing period closed (12:00 noon, February 23, 2018)
Any person wishing to register to vote in this election must do so no later than March 10, 2018.
The Polls shall be open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm. The Managers of Election shall see that
each person offering to vote takes the oath that he/she is qualified to vote in this election
according to the Constitution of this State and that he/she has not voted before in this election.
Voters who are blind, physically disabled or unable to read or write are entitled to assistance in
casting his/her ballot. This assistance may be given by anyone the voter chooses except his/her
employer, an agent of his/her employer or an officer or agent of his/her union. The Managers
must be notified if assistance is needed.
Voters who are unable to enter their polling place due to physical handicap or are 65 years of
age or older may vote in the vehicle in which they drove or were driven to the polls. When
notified, the managers will help voters using the curbside voting provision.
Registered electors who cannot vote in person may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot.
Persons wishing more information concerning absentee voting should contact the Bamberg
County Board of Voter Registration and Elections at (803) 245-3028.
At 9:00 am on Election Day, the examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes will be
held at the, The Olar Town Hall, 14978 Low Country Highway, Olar, SC 29843. On Thursday
April 12, 2018, at 10:00 am, the County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine
the validity of all provisional ballots cast in this election. This hearing will be held at the J. Carl
Kearse Agricultural Building, 847 Calhoun Street, Bamberg, SC 29003.

Olar Town Hall


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