Charleston Mayor and Runoff Elections
For the first time in 40 years the city of Charleston will be electing a new mayor after longtime mayor Joseph Riley decided not to run after 10 straight terms in office. The original elections held 2 weeks ago on November 3rd revealed the top two candidates in John Tecklenburg and Leon Stavrinakis. Now, the runoff election will be held today, November 17th to ultimately determine who will be mayor of the city of Charleston.
In addition there are 2 Charleston city council seats that will also be determined today. In district 1, there is a runoff between Gary White and Shawn Pinkston and in district 3 challenger Jimmy Bailey faces off against incumbent James Lewis.
Meanwhile Mount Pleasant has 2 city council seats open that will be filled by the end of the day. Will Haynie and Jim Owens take on incumbent Chris O’Neal there.
Who Votes? Where Do I Vote and When?
If you live in the city limits of Charleston or Mount Pleasant you can vote at a registered location even if you did not vote in the original November 3rd elections. Polls open at 7 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. There are voting locations spread out across the area. If you need a ride to a voting location Charleston attorney David Aylor as announced that his lawfirm will be providing free rides to vote:
Transportation will be offered from 9:00am until 4:00pm on Tuesday, November 17th. Those interested in a free ride to the polls should go to David Aylor Law Offices page on Facebook, for more information, or call 843-554-9221 to schedule free transportation. Registered voters will need to provide the address of their polling location when arranging their Free Ride to Vote. Counton2.com – full article
If you have specific questions, you can reach election officials in Charleston County, call 843-744-VOTE (8683); for precincts in Berkeley County, call 843-719-4056. To see a break down of the previous election results visit: Charleston mayor analysis: Stavrinakis captured West Ashley, Tecklenburg won downtown.
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