City of Clemson – Public Notice of Special Municipal Election

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission announces the Special Election for the City of Clemson to be Tuesday, February 9, 2010 for the purpose of electing a City Council Member to fill the unexpired term of Council Member Elouise James.

Such election will be held in accordance with the statues of the State of South Carolina and ordinances of the City of Clemson governing elections.

Every person offering to vote must be duly registered on the County Books of Registration for Pickens County, as an elector and a resident of the City of Clemson thirty days prior to the date of election, that being the 9th day of January 2010. Any person wishing to register to vote in this election must do so no later than Saturday, January 9, 2010.

The polls will be opened at 7:00 A. M. and will remain continuously opened until they are closed at 7:00 P. M. on the evening of February 9, 2010. The polls will be under the supervision of the Managers of Election who have been appointed by the Pickens County Registration & Election Commission, who have been directed to conduct this Special Election.

Voters who are blind, physically disabled, or unable to read or write are entitled to assistance in casting their ballot. This assistance may be given by anyone the voter chooses except his employer, an agent of his employer, or an officer or agent of his union. The Managers must be notified if assistance is needed.

Voters who are unable to enter their polling place due to physical disability or age may vote in the vehicle in which they drove, or were driven, to the polls. When notified, the Managers will help voters using this curbside voting provision.

Registered electors who cannot vote in person may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Persons wishing more information concerning absentee voting should contact the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission by e-mail: staceyf@co.pickens.sc.us or by phone: 864-898-5948.

This is a non-partisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot.

The process of examining the returned-addressed envelopes containing absentee ballots will begin at 9:00 A. M. on the morning of the election in the Registration & Elections Office inside the Pickens County Administration Building located at 222 McDaniel Ave. Pickens, SC 29671. Contact our office at 864-898-5948 to confirm time.

The hearing on any ballots challenged in the election will be held Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 9:00 A. M. and will be conducted at the Pickens County Board Room inside the Pickens County Administration Building located at 222 McDaniel Ave. Pickens, SC 29671.

Any run-off election will be held two weeks after the election on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010.

For more information, please go to the Pickens County Registration & Elections website: http://pickenscountyelections.blogspot.com/

The following precincts and polling places will be involved in this election: