June 30, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County
222 McDaniel Ave B-9
Pickens, SC 29671
June 30, 2016

Members Present:
Ms. Geneva Robinson, Chairperson
Ms. Sheree Chapman, Vice Chairperson
Ms. Jane Goolsby Weeks, Secretary
Ms. June Bowers
Ms. Gretchen Campbell
Ms. Kathleen Hane
Mr. Herbert Thompson

Staff Present:
Mr. Rodney Allen, Executive Director
Ms. April Bagwell, Office Coordinator
Mr. Randy Russell, Election Analyst

Public Present:
Mr. Michael Galloway

THIS MEETING OF THE BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS OF PICKENS COUNTY WAS HELD PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AND ALL REQUIRED NOTIFICATIONS WERE MADE.

Chairperson Geneva Robinson called the meeting to order and welcomed those in attendance at 9:00am.

Mr. Thompson provided the Invocation.

There was no public comment.

Chairperson Robinson asked for the Oath of Canvassers to be taken. Director Allen administered the oath. Each Board Member stood, raised their right hand and repeated the oath. After the oaths were taken a motion was made by Ms. Weeks to go into the Board of Canvassers. Ms. Bowers seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion was passed unanimously.

Once the Board of Canvassers was in session Chairperson Robinson turned meeting over to Director Allen for the Provisional Ballot Hearing. Director Allen notified the Board that the state had given us a clean audit. The Director presented the information for each voter that cast a provisional ballot so the Board Members could determine whether they are countable or not.

The Provisional Ballots were decided as follows:

Voted at correct location, received absentee ballot but ballot was not returned

Voter Reg. #       Voter Reg. Name                             Precinct Where Voted
396513054           Thomas B Wigley                             Six Mile
396534309           Lynda J Koenen                              Arial
396510983           Debbie S Massingill                        Zion
470333485           Haley C Schvaneveldt                    Woodside
396545493           Christine B Clark                           Pickensville
391695580           Lynn B Garvin                               Crestview
396595210           Meredith F Rice                             Sitton
396506357           Nancy M Turpin                              McKissick
391996361           Bonita T Holland                            North Liberty
396508445           Charles W Holland                          North Liberty
470524298           Joshua M Adams                              Sheffield

Ms. Chapman made motion to count the above ballots. Ms. Weeks seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were counted.

Voted New/Old Precinct but had updated information at office on June 14, 2016

Voter Reg. #       Voter Reg. Name                             Precinct Where Voted
391187210           Robert E Hiott Jr                            North Pickens
396536858           Roxanna M Davis                             North Pickens
467221335           Samantha H Langdale                    Pickensville
396549600           Delonus E Finley III                         Crescent Hill
470438248           Debora K Lang                                Crescent Hill

Ms. Chapman made motion to count the above ballots. Ms. Weeks seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were counted.

Voted Correct Location, but not showing in laptop due to clerical error

Voter Reg. #       Voter Reg. Name                             Precinct Where Voted
396501655           Elisa C Spradling                              Skelton
306031594           Jennifer W Cox                                 A R Lewis
396567538           Sabrina G Burnett                            Crossroads

Ms. Chapman made motion to count the above ballots. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were counted.

Voted Correct Location, but DMV error (voter did check yes at DMV)

Voter Reg. #       Voter Reg. Name                   Precinct Where Voted
031379046           Anne D Seabrook                      Sitton

Ms. Weeks made motion to count the above ballots. Ms. Bowers seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were counted.

Voted Correct Location, had No ID but signed reasonable impediment

Voter Reg. #       Voter Reg. Name                  Precinct Where Voted
390776565           Margot J Robinson                    Forest Acres
396532102           Marie B Frazier                      Praters Creek (ID presented Ms. Hane, Board Member)

Voter voted correct place, but due to an error they voted a paper ballot

Voter Reg. #       Voter Reg. Name             Voter Precinct Where Voted
390774239           William Troy Porter        North Central
396571153           Anne O Cerny                 Pumpkintown Not Countable:

Mr. Thompson made motion to count the above ballots. Ms. Campbell seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were counted.

Voter is registered in Pickens County, but voted at wrong location

Voter Reg. #       Voter Reg. Name                             Where Reg. #                     Where Voted
396550894           Jennifer E Canada                           Pope Field                          Woodside
396569789           Mitchell S Greene                           Cedar Rock                         Forest Acres
396520715           Christopher G Ellenburg                     Flat Rock                           West Liberty

Ms. Chapman made motion to not count the above ballots. Ms. Weeks seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were not counted.

Voter is not registered, did a DMV registration but was after the deadline of 5/14/2016

Voter Name                       Date Reg. at DMV            Voter Did Not Cast Ballot, but did show up at
Karel Stastny                     05/24/2016                     West Central Precinct on day of election

Ms. Campbell made motion to not count the above ballots. Ms. Weeks seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were not counted.

Voters not registered and could not be found in our files:

Voter Name                       Precinct Where Voted
John C Nash                       South Central
Gospava Hamilton           Crestview
Alex G Wilson                   Crestview

Ms. Chapman made motion to not count the above ballots. Mr. Thompson seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were not counted.

After all Provisional Ballots were discussed, all countable ballots were scanned and tabulated. Director Allen asked that the Board to review the results. After reviewing the total tapes, Ms. Campbell made motion to confirm results as presented. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the results were accepted.

After all Provisional Ballots were discussed, all countable ballots were added to the total number of votes from Tuesday, June 28, 2016 count. The official results were presented by Director Allen, and the final counts will be updated on the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County website accordingly.

Chairperson Robinson asked that a motion be made to certify the June 28, 2016 Statewide Republican Primary Runoff Election. Ms. Chapman made motion to certify the election results. Ms. Weeks seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the election was certified.

Chairperson Robinson asked that a motion be made to authorize the relocation of the Election Tabulations Office (aka Unity Office) down the hallway from the original location. Ms. Bowers made motion to relocate the Elections Tabulations Office (aka Unity Office) down the hallway from the original location. Ms. Chapman seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion was passed unanimously.

Chairperson Robinson asked that a motion be made to adjourn. Ms. Campbell made motion to adjourn. Ms. Weeks seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the certification hearing was adjourned at 9:40am.


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