City of Columbia Municipal Elections

The mayor and two council members shall be elected at large and four council members shall be elected one from each of four separate districts. The mayor and council members shall be elected for a term of four years. The term of the office of council members shall be staggered, so that one-half of the membership shall be elected every two years.

Elections for city officials shall be held in odd numbered years on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November. The next election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The council shall give public notice of the general city election at least 90 days prior to the date of the election.

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Election Results

(1996 to 2017)

November 7, 2017 Municipal Election Results

January 3, 2017 District IV Special Municipal Election

November 17, 2015 Runoff Election Results

November 3, 2015 Election Results

December 3, 2013 Election Results

November 5, 2013 Election Results

April 17, 2012 Runoff Election Results

April 3, 2012 Election Results

July 27, 2010 Special Election Runoff Results

July 13, 2010 Special Election Results

April 20, 2010 Runoff Election Results

April 6, 2010 Election Results

April 1, 2008 Election Results

April 4, 2006 Election Results

April 6, 2004 Election Results

April 2, 2002 Election Results

April 4, 2000 Election Results

April 7, 1998 Election Results

April 2, 1996 Election Results


Additional Resources


State Ethics Commission


State Election Commission 



Richland County Voter Registration & Elections 




League of Women Voters - Columbia