Early votes total 122 in Polk

Published 9:46 am Monday, November 7, 2011

Municipal polls open Tuesday

A total of 122 residents in Polk County took advantage of one-stop voting for this year’s municipal elections.

Polls open in the towns of Columbus and Tryon and cities of Saluda and Landrum tomorrow for the general election. Polk County polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. while polls in Landrum will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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One-stop voting ended Saturday with Tryon seeing the highest number of voters.

Tryon had 56 early voters, with Saluda seeing 48 and Columbus 18, according to the Polk County Board of Elections. South Carolina does not participate in one-stop voting.

Polling places Tuesday include Columbus Town Hall for Columbus residents, Harmon Field cabin for Tryon residents, Saluda Fire Department for Saluda residents and the Landrum United Methodist Church for Landrum residents.

In Columbus, residents will select three candidates for town council and a mayor. Incumbent mayor Eric McIntyre is running unopposed. Incumbent council members Richard Hall and Ernie Kan are running as well as Ricky McCallister with no other challengers.

In Saluda there are two open council seats with incumbents John Morgan and Leon Morgan being challenged by Lynn Cass.

In Tryon, incumbent mayor Alan Peoples is running unopposed with incumbent council member Roy Miller being challenged by George Baker and Jim Scott for two open council seats.

In Landrum, the seats of incumbent council members Jon Matheis, Joyce Whiteside and Randy Wohnig are being challenged by Johnny Carruth. There are also races for Spartanburg County District One School board seats and the fire tax commission in Greenville County for some area South Carolina residents.

Look for election results in Wednesday’s Bulletin