Filing period open for 2024 municipal elections

Published 11:33 am Monday, July 8, 2024

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The filing period for local municipal elections has opened for any candidate interested in pursuing a seat.

Elections for the Town of Columbus, Town of Saluda and Town of Tryon will be held November 5. The filing period for those elections ends at noon on July 19.

The filing fee is $5, payable at filing. Any candidate that raises or spends money or makes a public announcement that they intend to run must file campaign finance paperwork with the Polk County Board of Elections within ten days of the announcement.

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Candidates with questions can call the Board of Elections at 828-894-8181.

The following seats will be contested in the 2024 municipal election:


Town of Columbus: Mayor (one seat, two-year term); Council (three seats, four-year term for winner, two-year term for second and third place)

Town of Saluda: Board of Commissioners (two seats, four-year term).

Town of Tryon: Mayor (one seat, four-year term), Council (two seats, four-year terms; one seat, unexpired term, two years).