The City of North Augusta has a Mayor-Council form of government. The City Council is composed of seven members elected at-large on a partisan basis. The Mayor is elected to a four-year term. Every two years, three Council members are elected to serve four-year staggered terms.

Eligibility

“The mayor and council members shall be qualified electors of the state, county and city. Should the mayor or any member of the council no longer be a qualified elector in the city, such person shall thereby vacate such office.” (City of North Augusta Code of Ordinances; Sec. 2-20) Candidate filing information and requirements MORE»

Municipal Election Commission

The Municipal Election Commission is responsible for preparation and conduct of the City of North Augusta’s municipal elections. With the Mayor’s recommendation, the members of the commission are appointed by the City Council for six years.

Voter Registration

In order to vote, South Carolina law requires one must first register to vote at least 30 days prior to the election. To be eligible to register in South Carolina you MUST:

  • be a United States citizen -be at least eighteen years old on or before the next election 
  • be a resident of South Carolina, this county and precinct
  • not be under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent
  • not be confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime
  • have never been convicted of a felony or offense against the election laws or if previously convicted, have served the entire sentence, including probation or parole, or have received a pardon for the conviction.

There is no length of residency requirement in South Carolina in order to register to vote. You can register at any time.

You must be registered at least 30 days prior to any election in order to vote in that election. Registration by mail applications must be postmarked at least 30 days prior to that particular election to be eligible.