Liberty schedules special election to fill seat

LIBERTY — The city of Liberty has scheduled a special election to fill the unexpired term of city councilman Rick Clark, who took office as sheriff of Pickens County this week.

The special municipal election will be held on Tuesday, April 2. A runoff, if necessary, will be held two weeks later.

The election will be a non-partison election, and no party affiliation will be placed on the ballot.

Clark’s council seat is an at-large seat, so any Liberty resident who has lived in the city for at least 30 days before the election may file as a candidate beginning at noon on Friday, Jan. 18. Filing closes at noon on Monday, Jan. 28, and candidates can file with the city clerk at City Hall during normal business hours.

At the time of filing, each candidate must pay a $25 filing fee and turn in a paper copy (printout) of their Statement of Economics Interests (SEI) form (all pages) at the same time and with the same official that he/she files their printed Statement of Intention of Candidacy (SIC) form to be a candidate.

For more information concerning the election, visit, call the Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission at (864) 898-5948 or (864) 898-5949, or call the Liberty city clerk at (864) 843-3177, Ext. 4.