Clemson City Council Nov 22nd Runoff Election

The Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County met at 9:00am on Friday, November 11, 2016 to rule on all provisional ballots cast and certify the results of the November 8, 2016 General Election.  The results below are the official results of the election.

Candidate
Pickens County Anderson County
Total
Mark Cato 1,513 8  1,521 RUNOFF
Crossie Cox 1,874 14  1,888 ELECTED
John W Ducworth III 1,794 12  1,806 ELECTED
Eunice Lehmacher 1,232 7  1,239
Drake McNeary 1,118 5  1,123
V Christine Minor 1,320 10  1,330
Jim Oswald 1,399 11  1,410 RUNOFF
Write-in 90 0 90
Total Cast 10,340 67  10,407

http://pickenselections.org/2016-general-election-results/

The Board has ordered a runoff election to take place on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 between Mark Cato and Jim Oswald for Clemson City Council. 

Clemson City Council – One Seat to Fill

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Polls Open from 7am to 7pm

The Provisional Ballot Hearing and Election Certification will take place at 4:00pm on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in the Pickens County Auditorium.

Why is a runoff election necessary?

The City of Clemson municipal election ordinance uses the Majority/Runoff Method defined in SC Code of Law 5-15-62 to determine results of an election.  The formula used is as follows: 

Majority Equals = Total votes cast for Clemson City Council / Total Seats to Fill / 2

In this Election = 10,407 (including 10,340 in Pickens County and 67 in Anderson County) / 3 / 2  = 1,734.5

To achieve majority, a candidate would need more than the above number of votes.  Crossie Cox (with 1,888 votes) and John W Ducworth III (with 1,806 votes) achieved majority and are deemed elected. 

Because only two of the three seats were filled and no other candidate achieved a majority of votes, the Board ordered a runoff election to be held between Mark Cato (the 3rd highest number of votes – 1,521) and Jim Oswald (the 4th highest number of votes – 1,410). 

Polling Places

#
Precinct Name
Polling Location Address
Sample Ballot
101
Stone Church
University Baptist Church
411 Pendleton Rd
Clemson SC 296
Ballot Style 1
102
University
University Lutheran Church
111 Sloan St
Clemson SC 29631
Ballot Style 1
103
Morrison
East Clemson Baptist Church
230 Frontage Rd
Clemson SC 29631
Ballot Style 1
104
Abel
Abel Baptist Church
150 Abel Rd
Clemson SC 29631
Ballot Style 1
105
Calhoun
Crosspoint Church
1019 Tiger Blvd
Clemson SC 29631
Ballot Style 1
106
Clemson
Clemson Downs Ernie Corley Activity Center
150 Downs Blvd
Clemson SC 29631
Ballot Style 1
107
Issaqueena
Mt Tabor Baptist Church
827 Old Greenville Hwy
Clemson SC 29631
Ballot Style 1
108
West Central
Central/Clemson Library
105 Commons Way
Central SC 29630
Ballot Style 1
 
Anderson County’s
Bishop Branch Precinct
Clemson Downs Ernie Corley Activity Center
150 Downs Blvd
Clemson SC 29631
Ballot Style 1