Notice of Municipal General Elections

This notice is to the citizens residing inside the incorporated municipal boundaries of the South Carolina municipalities of Central, Easley, Liberty, Norris, and Pickens that their Municipal General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. A runoff election, if necessary, will be held two weeks later on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. This is a non-partisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot.

The following offices and candidates will appear on the ballots on November 5, 2013.  Write-in candidate blanks equal to the seats to fill for each office shall also be provided.

Central Town Council

*3-Seats to Fill*

Paige H Bowers

Benji Cumbie

Ken Dill

Steven H Farmer

Easley City Council Ward 2

*1-Seat to Fill*

Libby Brown Dodson

Kent Dykes

Mayor of Liberty

*1-Seat to Fill*

Eric Boughman

Lavant Padgett **

Michael Sheriff

** Update:  Lavant Padgett has withdrawn from the above Mayoral race; however, because ballots for the election have already been prepared, his name will remain on the printed ballots.  Votes for him will not be counted.  Paper ballots will have his name stricken out.  Voting Machines will NOT display his name.

Liberty City Council At Large

*1-Seat to Fill*

Brian Deese

Chuck Powell

Norris Town Council

*2-Seats to Fill*

Lawrence McClure

Wendell Melton

Brian Norris

Pickens City Council

*3-Seats to Fill*

Carl H Allmond

Jimmy Lee Davis

Carlton A Holley Jr

Patrick W Lark

Donald McKinney

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE – OCTOBER 5, 2013 – Every person offering to vote in these elections must be duly registered on the County Books of Registration, as an elector and a resident of the municipality, not less than 30-days prior to the date of election. The last day to register to vote (or update your voter registration information) for these municipal elections will be Saturday, October 5, 2013.

To register to vote in Pickens County or update your address and/or other voter registration information:

  • Visit the Office of the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission at 222 McDaniel Ave Pickens, SC 29671. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5:00pm.
  • Visit our website: http://pickenselections.org/

The following Pickens County precincts and polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m.until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2013:

Town of Central Precincts and Voting Locations

108 West Central –  Central/Clemson Library – 105 Commons Way Central, SC  29630

109 North Central – Central First Baptist Church – 207 Johnson Road Central, SC  29630

110 Pike Central – First Baptist Church – 207 Johnson Road Central, SC  29630

153 South Central – Cannon Memorial Baptist Church – 120 Pepper Street Central, SC  29630

City of Easley Precincts and Voting Locations (Only voters inside Easley Ward 2 are eligible):

132 Zion – Brushy Creek Baptist Church – 100 Clay Street Easley, SC  29642

138 Brushy Creek – Brushy Creek Baptist Church – 100 Clay Street Easley, SC  29642

141 Forest Acres – St. Matthias Lutheran Church – 501 Powdersville Road Easley, SC  29642

142 Crestview – Smithfields Country Club – 100 Pine Ridge Drive Easley, SC  29642

158 Pope Field – Brushy Creek Baptist Church – 100 Clay Street Easley, SC  29642

159 Sheffield – St. Matthias Lutheran Church – 501 Powdersville Road Easley, SC  29642

164 Hunt Meadows (Anderson County) – Brushy Creek Baptist Church – 100 Clay Street Easley, SC  29642

City of Liberty Precincts & Voting Locations

128 Rices Creek – Liberty First Baptist Church – 403 Edgemont Avenue Liberty, SC  29657

129 West Liberty – Calumet Baptist Church – 400 S. Peachtree Street Liberty, SC  29657

130 East Liberty – Eastside Baptist Church – 920 Anderson Drive Libery, SC  29657

155 North Liberty – Liberty First Baptist Church – 403 Edgemont Avenue Liberty, SC  29657

Town of Norris Precincts & Voting Locations

112 Norris – Norris Town Hall – 100 E. Jamison Street Norris, SC  29667

City of Pickens Precincts & Voting Locations

123 South Pickens – Holy Cross Catholic Church 558 Hampton Avenue Pickens, SC  29671 Update: due to renovations at the Church, registered voters at this precinct will vote at the following location instead:  Pickens Elementary School 567 Hampton Ave Pickens, SC 29671

121 North Pickens – Pickens Fire Station 302 Johnson Street Pickens, SC  29671

122 West Pickens – Pickens Fire Station 302 Johnson Street Pickens, SC  29671

124 East Pickens – Pickens Fire Station 302 Johnson Street Pickens, SC  29671

125 Glassy Mountain – Pickens Fire Station 302 Johnson Street Pickens, SC  29671

154 Crescent Hill – Pickens Fire Station 302 Johnson Street Pickens, SC 29671

VOTER IDENTIFICATION:  All voters will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs at your polling place Tuesday, November 5, 2013:

  • S.C. Driver’s License
  • ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles
  • S.C. Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • Federal Military ID (includes VA Benefits Card)
  • U.S. Passport

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE OF THE PHOTO IDs ABOVE YOU ARE READY TO VOTE. Be sure to bring your ID with you to your polling place.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PHOTO ID, YOU NEED TO GET ONE BEFORE VOTING. Free Photo IDs are available at the DMV and at the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission Office.

IF YOU CAN’T GET A PHOTO ID, BRING YOUR NON-PHOTO VOTER REGISTRATION CARD WITH YOU TO THE POLLS. You will be allowed to vote after signing an affidavit stating you have a reasonable impediment to obtaining photo ID. The reasonable impediment could be a religious objection to being photographed, a disability or illness, your work schedule, lack of transportation or any other obstacle you find reasonable.

IF YOU FORGET TO BRING YOUR ID WITH YOU TO VOTE, you may vote a provisional ballot that will not count unless you show Photo ID to the county election commission prior to certification of the election.

The processing of absentee ballots will begin at 9:00am on election morning, November 5, 2013, in the Office of the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission inside the Pickens County Administration Facility located at 222 McDaniel Ave, Pickens, SC 29671.

The provisional ballot hearing and canvass for this municipal election will be held Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 9:00am in the Office of the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission inside the Pickens County Administration Facility located at 222 McDaniel Ave, Pickens, SC 29671.

Registered electors who cannot vote in person may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballot application requests can be made by going to our website: http://pickenselections.org/

Absentee ballot application requests can also be made by calling 864-898-5948 or 864-898-5949, sending an email to elections@co.pickens.sc.us, or by coming in-person to the Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission in the Administrative Facility located at 222 McDaniel Ave, Pickens SC 29671.

For more information concerning this municipal election, please go to our website: http://pickenselections.org/

You may also contact the Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission at 864-898-5948 or 864-898-5949.

-Rodney W. Allen, Executive Director
Pickens County Registration & Elections Commission