Sumter City Council filing opens on July 16 for Wards 1,3 and 5

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Sumter County Voter Registration and Elections Director Pat Jefferson would like to remind folks that filing for Sumter City Council Wards 1,3 and 5 opens at noon on July 16, 2018.

Filing will take place with City Clerk Linda Hammett. Her phone number is (803) 436-2578 and her office is located on the fourth floor of the Sumter Opera House at 21 North Main Street. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Filing forms needed: The Statement of Intention of Candidacy form required for filing is available in the Candidate information section of and at the county election office.

State ethics filing: Candidates are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests and a Campaign Disclosure form online with the State Ethics Commission at

Filing for those wards will close at noon on August 15, 2018.

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