City of Charleston Runoff Guide: Vote November 21st!

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City of Charleston Nov. 21 Runoff Guide!

Several cities & towns across Charleston County held municipal elections last week, but the City of Charleston is the only one where several races have not yet been determined.  There will be two runoffs on November 21, for Charleston’s Mayor and City Council District 9.  Here’s what Charleston Democrats should know about each:

Who can vote?

Every City of Charleston voter who was registered in time to vote in last week’s general election (whether or not you voted last week, you are still eligible to vote in the runoff) can vote for Mayor!  If you are in City Council District 9 (parts of West Ashley – map here), you will also be able to vote for City Council.

Election Day Voting:

Election Day for the runoffs is Tuesday Nov. 21 and polls will be open from 7am-7pm.  Vote at your regular polling location (confirm it here).

Early Voting:

Early voting for the runoffs will be available this coming Wednesday – Friday (Nov. 15-17) from 8:30am-5:00pm at the Charleston County Election Office (4340 Corporate Rd. North Charleston, SC 29405).

Who do I vote for?

Although these are non-partisan elections, we feel it’s important for you to know that most local Democrats are supporting John Tecklenburg for Mayor and William Tinkler for Council District 9.  Both of their opponents have been recommended by the extremist conservative group “Moms for Liberty,” and the other candidate for Mayor was recently a Republican elected official.

How do I get involved?

If you’d like to volunteer for either Tecklenburg’s or Tinkler’s campaign, you can do so directly through their campaign websites:

How do I find more information about voting?

On you can confirm your registration, polling location, view your sample ballot, and much more! Reach out to and we’ll direct you to more resources!

Visit to learn more about Voting TODAY!

Stay Current on Charleston County Democratic Happenings!

As a reminder, this full newsletter is now being published monthly on the 1st of every month (apologies this one was a few days late), but there are several other ways to stay up-to-date on news, events, and other information in-between newsletters:

  • Follow our Facebook page.
  • Regularly check the Calendar and News pages on our website.
  • Search for Charleston County Democratic Party events on Mobilize.
  • We will still send ad-hoc email event reminders and action alerts as necessary throughout each month.

Upcoming Events 

Visit our calendar at for the most up-to-date listing of local events.


Charleston Democrats Monthly Meeting & Blue Jam Volunteer Training Session

Join us for our monthly meeting at the Charleston County Democratic Party headquarters at 6:30 pm on November 16. This will be a working meeting as we go over the details for our annual Blue Jam rally on November 18 and will serve as the volunteer training session so please attend if you are willing and able to assist with Blue Jam!

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2023 Blue Jamboree

Join us for the official kickoff rally for the 2024 election season!  Blue Jamboree is the annual tradition where our most active and supportive local Democrats have their first opportunity to meet the Democratic candidates who will be on their ballot in the upcoming election year.
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East Cooper Democrats Monthly Meeting

Join the East Cooper Democrats for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 28th, at 7 p.m. For our November meeting, we will discuss Organizing to Elect Democrats in 2024 and hear from East Cooper Democrat member Cate Mayer on her organization Be The Ones.

RSVP Here>

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