The Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County serving as the Board of Canvassers met Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 9:00am and ruled on all voted provisional ballots and certified the election results. The official results are listed below.
The Board ordered and performed a mandatory complete recount on the County Council District 4 office. The recount reaffirmed the final certified results for this office.
A candidate must win a majority of votes (over 50%) to win the primary without a runoff election. If no candidate wins a majority of votes for an office in the primary, the two candidates with the highest amounts of votes shall proceed to a runoff election to be held on in two weeks, June 28, 2016. The Board officially ordered runoff elections to be held for for the following offices :
State Senate, District 2 between Larry A Martin and Rex F Rice (note: because this is a state office, the State Election Commission will officially order this runoff election)
County Council District 3 between Wes Hendricks and Alex Saitta.
County Council District 4 between Roy Costner and G Neil Smith.
County Council District 5 between Chris Bowers and Jeff Willis.
You may view our official certification paperwork HERE.
**You will notice that the results for the Tri County Precinct have increased. As part of our audit process on Wednesday, we discovered one of Tri County’s voting machines had been omitted from the unofficial results reported on election night. The machine contained 46-votes. The results from this machine are included in the official certified election results listed above.