Charleston County District 1 filing, election dates change

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - With Joe McKeown's resignation from County Council set to become effective on January 3, Charleston County is making plans for a special election to fill the District 1 seat.

The previously announced filing, primary, and general election dates have changed as a result of the contents of McKeown's resignation letter.

The filing period for candidates will open on Friday, January 7 at noon, and will last until noon on Monday, January 17.  The primary election is set for Tuesday, March 8, with the general election slated for April 26.

The changes have pushed the filing dates up by two weeks, and the primary and general elections up by one week.

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