One-stop voting starts tomorrow

Published 6:44 pm Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Candidates answer Bulletin questions
Municipal residents in Polk County can begin voting tomorrow.
Columbus, Tryon and Saluda are participating in one-stop voting, also known as early voting, which can be done at the Polk County Board of Elections Office, located on the second floor of the Womack building in Columbus.
Polk County residents can vote at the elections office 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until the last day, Saturday, Nov. 5, when early voting will be available from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This year’s one-stop voting includes the opportunity to register prior to voting at the board of elections. Voters must be residents of the municipality in which they are registering in order to vote.
South Carolina does not participate in early voting except for absentee voting.
The Bulletin asked candidates in area municipal elections to answer a set of questions regarding local issues and to provide biographical information about themselves.
The first set of answers and biographical information, for Saluda board of commissioner candidates, begins above. In Saluda, incumbent council members John Morgan and Leon Morgan and challenger Mary “Lynn” Cass are vying for two open seats.
Information about Tryon candidates is scheduled to appear Friday, Oct. 21. Incumbent councilman Roy Miller and challengers George Baker and Jim Scott are competing for two open town council seats. Incumbent mayor Alan Peoples is running unopposed.
Landrum candidate information is scheduled to run on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Candidates include incumbent council members Jon Matheis, Joyce Whiteside and Randy Wohnig and challenger John Carruth. Council candidates are vying for three open seats in Landrum.
Columbus candidate information is scheduled to run next Friday, Oct. 28. Incumbent council member Richard Hall, incumbent council member Ernie Kan and Ricky McCallister are running for three seats. Current councilman Michael Gage did not seek re-election this year. Incumbent mayor Eric McIntyre is running unopposed.
The regular election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8, when normal polling locations will be open.

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