GEORGETOWN, SC (WBTW) – Elections have been set for a Georgetown County Council seat after a member’s resignation.
A special election to fill the District 5 seat will be held this summer, according to a tweet from Georgetown County. A primary election is set for July 9.
Filing for the seat will be open from noon on May 17 until noon on May 25.
A special election to fill a seat in County Council District 5 will take place this summer. A primary election is scheduled for July 9. Filing for this seat will open at noon May 17 and close at noon May 25— Georgetown County SC (@GtCountySC) May 1, 2019
Austin Beard resigned from Georgetown County Council after being accused of not living in the district he represents, breaking both county and state law.
Beard submitted his resignation to the council, according to a report in the South Strand News, on Monday.
Beard admitted that he has never lived at the Magnolia address. The Georgetown County Election Commission board members voted unanimously he is not living at his address of record.