The Town of Batesburg-Leesville will be holding an election on November 7, 2017, to fill an unexpired term in Council District (6). This election is being held in conjunction with the Batesburg-Leesville General Election, in which voters will also vote for Mayor and Council Districts 2,3,5,7,8. Filing has closed for Mayor and Council Districts 1,2,3,5,7,8. Citizens desiring to be a candidate for Council District (6) may file at the Lexington County Voter Registration and Elections Office 605 West Main St, Suite C, Lexington. Filing is open 12:00 noon, October 13, 2017, and remain open during regular business hours and close 12:00 noon, October 20, 2017. In order to qualify as a candidate for office and have his or her name placed on the ballot, one must be a resident of the Town of Batesburg-Leesville, must live in District 6, be a qualified elector, and have a minimum of 5% qualified signatures on their petition of voters in district 6. There is no filing fee; blank petition forms may be obtained from online at www.scvotes.org or from the Batesburg-Leesville Town Hall. Completed petitions must be filed with the Lexington County Voter Registration and Elections, 605 West Main St, Suite C, Lexington by the filing close time. The Statement of Economic Interest and the Campaign Disclosure Forms must be completed online with the Ethics Commission at http://ethics.sc.gov, according to the Ethics required filing timeline. This is a nonpartisan election and no party affiliations shall be placed on the ballot. For residents registered in the Batesburg precinct, voting will be at the Batesburg-Leesville Leisure Center (227 Highland Avenue). Residents registered in the Mims precinct, voting will be at the Batesburg-Leesville Leisure Center, (227 Highland Ave). For residents registered in the Leesville precinct voting will be at the Old Leesville Elementary School (423 College St). To register or to update voter registration for Lexington County residents, please contact the Lexington County Voter Registration office at 803-785-8361. To obtain information on absentee ballots, please contact the Lexington County Elections Office at 803-785-8361. The polls will be opened November 7, 2017, at 7:00 a.m. and will remain open until 7:00 p.m. without intermission or adjournment, and the poll Managers shall require that each person desiring to vote in this election be qualified to vote in this Council District. At 9 a.m. on Election Day, the Lexington County Election Commission will begin an examination of the absentee envelopes at 605 West Main St, Suite C, Lexington, SC 29072. On Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 9 a.m. the Lexington County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast to certify and release the official election results. This hearing will be at 605 West Main St, Suite 105, Lexington, SC 29072.