Mayor and City Council Members serve four-year terms. Elections are held on the first Tuesday in November in odd-numbered years. Next election will be Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Successful candidates will begin service January 1, 2018.

Lexington County Election Commission oversees Chapin elections. Visit their page to learn about registration information, absentee ballots and other pertinent voter information.

The filing period for the November 7 municipal elections begins Friday, August 11 at noon and runs through Friday, August 25 at noon. The office of Mayor and two council seats will be on the ballot.

Intention of Candidacy application

You must also file a Public Disclosure form with the SC Ethics Commission. Please visit their website for more details on reporting, campaign practices and penalties.  
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