November 23, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County
222 McDaniel Ave B-9
Pickens, SC 29671
November 23, 2016

Members Present:
Ms. Sheree Chapman, Vice Chairperson
Ms. June Bowers
Ms. Kathleen Hane
Mr. Herbert Thompson

Members Absent:
Ms. Geneva Robinson, Chairperson
Ms. Jane Goolsby Weeks, Secretary
Ms. Gretchen Campbell

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

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

Vice-Chairperson Chapman called the meeting to order and welcomed those in attendance at 4:06pm.

Mr. Thompson provided the Invocation.

There was no public comment.

Vice-Chairperson Chapman 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. Bowers to go into the Board of Canvassers. Mr. Thompson seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion was passed unanimously.

Once the Board of Canvassers was in session Vice-Chairperson Chapman turned the 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:

Countable:         Reg. #390770621               Name: Barbara M Robinson

Ms. Robinson voted at correct location 101-Stone Church but had no photo ID /she signed the reasonable impediment affidavit.

Ms. Bowers made motion to count the above ballot. Mr. Thompson seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballot was counted.

Not Countable:                 Reg .#470164245               Name: Laci B Roper

Ms. Roper voted at wrong precinct, she voted at 106-Clemson/but voter is registered at 116-Mt. View

Ms. Hane made motion to not count the above ballot. Ms. Bowers seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballot was not counted.

After all Provisional Ballots were discussed, all countable ballots were added to the total number of votes from Tuesday, November 22, 2016 count. Director Allen asked that the Board to review the results and certify the election. After reviewing the total tapes, Ms. Bowers made motion to confirm results as presented and certify the results as official. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the results were accepted.

Vice-Chairperson Chapman asked that a motion be made to adjourn. Ms. Bowers made motion to adjourn. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the certification hearing was adjourned at 4:15pm.

 


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