COLUMBUS - Candidate filing deadline is noon on Friday, June 1. County, city, hospital board, township, and committee people file with the Cherokee County Clerk and Election Office.

The last day to register to vote for the primary city election is Tuesday, July 17. Advance and early voting begins on Wednesday, July 18. Early voting ends at noon on Monday, Aug. 6, in the Cherokee County Clerk’s Office. The last day to request an advance ballot by mail is Tuesday, July 31.

Voted advance ballots if returning in person: The ballot must be returned by 7 p.m. on election day to any polling place within the county or to the county election office. If returning by mail: The ballot must be postmarked by election day and received by the Friday after election to be eligible to be counted.