Supporting Candidates & Voters

We understand that having qualified leaders running for office and an informed and educated public are critical to our region’s success, so we host forums during local elections to help the public get to know each candidate.

In 2022, there are many local choices for voters to make.

Click here to see the full list of US Senate, US Congress, SC Senate, SC State House, Beaufort County, and City of Beaufort.

ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 8, 2022 and every vote counts!

In preparation, the Chamber and USCB Center for the Arts partnered to host a Candidate Forum. Panelists from the local business and academic communities asked candidates vying for Beaufort City Council and Beaufort County Council District 2 questions about local issues. The event was broadcast live by the Beaufort County Channel.

Before you vote, watch what the candidates had to say:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmIrdPFdXJ4

To view a sample ballot for your voting district, click here: MySCVotes Login

  

FORMAT and CANDIDATE RULES:

  • The event will have a panel question format.
  • Candidates may not ask questions of or speak directly to each other.
  • There will be no questions from the audience.
  • A panel of up to four participants named by the co-hosts will ask all questions of candidates.
  • A moderator will preside over the forum to direction questions and track timing.
  • Each candidate will have an opportunity to respond to each question asked by the panel in turn.
  • Questions will be determined by the panel on the day of the event and will not be shared in advance with any candidate or campaign.
  • Response time for each question will be 90 seconds. 
  • Each candidate will also have 2, 30-second rebuttals they may use at any time during the forum.
  • Each candidate will have 90 seconds for an opening statement and 30 seconds for a closing statement.
  • Order of opening statements will be determined by a random drawing on the day of the forum.
  • Each candidate may bring up to 3 guests.
  • No campaign signs or rallies are allowed inside or on the grounds outside the venue.