CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A special election will take place to fill the Charleston County District 1 seat of county councilman Joe McKeown. McKeown is officially stepping down Monday.
McKeown is going to work for Congressman-elect Tim Scott as his assistant chief of staff.
The filing period for candidates will be open from Jan. 7 through Jan. 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.