Special Election to fill council seat to be held in March

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A Special Election will be held on Tuesday, March 2, to fill the council seat left open by Stephen Murray.

Murray, who was elected mayor of Beaufort in November, had to officially resign from his council seat in order to be sworn in as mayor.

The term for the vacated seat expires November, 2022.

The filing for candidacy will open at noon on Jan. 5 and will close at noon on Friday, Jan. 15.

Those interested in filing can pick up packets in the city clerk’s office on the second floor of City Hall, or download the information from www.cityofbeaufort.org beginning Jan. 5. The filing fee is $150.

The Beaufort County Voter Registration office will manage the Special Election.

– Mindy Lucas