November 7, 2014 Meeting Minutes

Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County
222 McDaniel Ave B-9
Pickens, SC 29671
November 1, 2014

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

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

Public Present: Ms. Carol Yardley

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 Campbell called the meeting of the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County to order at 9:07am and welcomed everyone.

Mr. Thompson gave the invocation.

There was no public comment.

Chairperson Campbell asked for the Oath of Canvassers to be taken. Director Allen administered the oath. Each Commissioner stood, with their right hand raised and repeated the oath. After oaths were taken a motion was made by Ms. Weeks to go into “Board of Canvassers”. Ms. Robinson seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion was passed unanimously. Once “Board of Canvassers” was in session Chairperson Campbell turned meeting over to Director Allen for the Provisional Ballot Hearing. Director Allen presented the state audit report for Board Members approval. The Director presented ballots so the Board Members could determine whether they are countable or not. The Provisional Ballots were decided as follows:

Countable:

1.) Voted by Reasonable Impediment: 392525978 Rosa Martin voter did not sign reasonable impediment however we side with the voter due to election worker not following proper procedure, 396505456 Helen Hinkle insufficient time to obtain ID, 396562720 Doris McCleskey insufficient time to obtain ID, 39656693 Mary Ashton lack of transportation, 396528163 Dorthy Breese lost ID, 396534097 Pauline Kinsey Lost ID, 396557918 Noel Garvin signed oath countable, 470216411. Ms. Bowers made motion to count the ballots. Ms. Hane Seconded All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were counted.
2.) Judith Harhai forgot id but provided it. Mr. Thompson made motion to count ballots. Ms. Robinson seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were counted.
3.) Moved but Voted at Correct Location: Sheryi Swords registered and voted at S. Central, Matthew Irvine registered and voted at S. Central, Kimberly Braswell registered and voted at McAlister, Timothy Brown registered and voted at S. Central, Robert Braswell registered and voted at McAlister, 396562966 Bradley Stephens registered and voted at Central, 396597563 Joseph McCall registered and voted at E. Pickens, 396578684Annette Channell registered and voted at Calhoun, 396594636 Michael Marrugo registered and voted at Easley, 396513865 Richard Banks registered and voted at Pickensville, 396561126 Murray Grayden vote at unknown location so side with voter, 235688126 Kimberly Conn voted at unknown location so side with voter, 396532619 Debbie Dogan voted at unknown location so side with voter, 396553062 John Sanchez voted at unknown location so side with voter, 396551106 Andrew Seitz voted at unknown location so side with voter, 396593668 Cassie Dunlap registered and voted at Crescent Hill, 396600353 Jerry Kayregistered and voted at McAlister, 470157713 Jimmie Trakas registered and voted at S. Central, 396593740 Alison Bradford registered and voted at S. Central, 396588510 Katie Dagenhart registered and voted at S. Central, 396588509 Patrick Dagenhart registered and voted at S. Central, 391079862 Brenda Alexander registered and voted at S. Central, 396553058 Randal Andary registered and
voted at Crosswell, 396572884 Lacy Wilson registered and voted at Flat Rock, 396561836 Scott Gothric registered and voted at W. Pickens, 396580517 Mindy Konduros registered and voted at Lenhardt, 391995685 Marlene Chapman registered and voted at Sheffield, 396600800 Jill Deaton registered and voted at Zion, 396579051 Kerry Patterson registered and voted at Zion. Ms. Weeks made motion to count ballots. Ms. Robinson seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were counted.
4.) Voted Where Registered: 396556813 Jennifer Little registered and voted at Rock Springs (name change), 042209843 Sandra Smith registered and voted at Zion, 396513549 Alvin Ragsdale registered and voted at Griffin, 396596704 Linda Bowman registered and voted at Zion, 396568698 Brenda Donahou registered and voted at E. Liberty, Judith Williams registered and voted at Georges Creek, 396582522 Nena Dunlap registered and voted at Rock Springs, 392228214 Janet Washburn registered and voted at E. Liberty, 396773623 William field registered and voted at E. Liberty, 396522776 Susan O’Connel registered and voted at N. Pickens, 396522775 James O’Connel registered and voted at N. Pickens, 470396520 Jerry Lusk registered and voted at Georges Creek, 390784170 Helen Gravely registered and voted at Glassy Mtn., 396576468 Benjamin Sloop registered and voted at N. Central, 044301482 Eric Young registered and voted at McKlssick, 235598849 Darrin Turner registered and voted at Sheffield, 0418304 DavidVan Lear registered and voted at Clemson, 396518391 Amy Agostl registered and voted at N. Central, 041297546 Caroline Van Lear registered and voted at Clemson,
396560943 Katrin Beck registered and voted at Clemson, 396504529 Jack Newsome Sr. registered and voted at Lawrence Chapel, 392214023 Jimmy Eller registered and voted at UNKNOWN precinct, 396548892 Melissa Johnson registered and voted at Nine Forks, 396521755 Clint Blackwell registered and voted at Nine Forks. Ms. Chapman made motion to count the ballots. Ms. Robinson seconded the motion. All In favor and with no discussion the ballots were counted.
5.) Issued Absentee Ballot, but was not returned. Voted Provisional Ballot at the Polls: 396511346 Marlene Nicholas, 396560388 Lee Lovett Jr., 396559908 Janice Lovett, 396511347 David Nicholas, 396573659 Victor Vitanza, 392148409 Billy Harvey, 392072728 Doreen Helmlich, 391995804 Bobby Gray, 396573856 Diane Gray, 396504173 Joy Justice, 396598075 William Gillen, 396587458 Joseph Jacobitti, 396576653 Toni Vitanza. Ms. Bowers made motion to count ballot. Ms. Weeks seconded the motion. All In favor and with no discussion the ballots were counted.
6.) Eligibleto Vote for City of Clemson office because of a City Street File Error: 104860566 Erin Bluvas registered and voted at Morrison, 396540348 John Minor registered and voted at Clemson, 396540555 VChristine Minor registered and voted at Clemson, 396578490 Jonathan Hungerford registered and voted at University. Ms. Mane made motion to count ballots. Mr. Thompson seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were counted.
7.) Received Absentee before Deadline: 396549901 Michael Lebo absentee ballot was received on November 4, 2014 at 11:45am therefore Is countable. Ms. Bowers made motion to count ballot. Ms. Weeks seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballot was counted.

Not Countable:

1.) Active Pickens County Voters that moved within the County but voted at Precinct other than where they are showing registered: 396589402 Cynthia Oglesby voted at Abel but registered at Issaqueena, 390777948 Emily Sherrill voted at Clemson registered at Morrison, 390771959 Betty Janzen voted at Clemson registered at Stone Church, 396600508 Robert Wilson voted at Clemson but registered at Issaqueena, 396521329 Sherry Jahn voted at Lawrence Chapel but registered at Six Mile Mtn., 396550761 Melanie Newton voted at Lawrence Chapel but registered at Forest Acres, 470040057 Morgan Lewis voted at Lawrence Chapel but registered at Mountain View, 396584209 Tonja Chappelle voted at W. Central but registered at Abel, 396551940 Mary Carolyn Them voted at N. Pickens but registered at Holly Springs, 396589252 Hayley Black voted at Griffin but registered at Glassy Mtn., 396597491 Lesli Aleman voted at Crescent Hill but registered at Zion, 396567962 Michael Brewer voted at Crescent Hill but registered at Skelton, 396584573 Brittney Zelgler voted at Rices Creek but registered at S. Central, 396575408 Cody Davis voted at Rices Creek but registered at Pike, 155012126 Karen Hlott voted at E. Liberty but registered at W. Liberty, 390776580 Jeane Rampyvoted at Liberty but registered at Woodside, 392229049 Michael Moore Voted at E. Liberty but registered at Lawrence Chapel, 396581245 Tiffany Coker voted at Smith Grove but registered at Stone Church, 394567189 Allen Haynes Jr voted at Smith Grove but registered at Saluda, 470399700 Katie Strange voted at Smith Grove but registered at Fruit Mtn. 396551976, Natasha Page voted at Zion but registered at Pendleton 396547494 Mark James voted at Zion but registered at Sitton, 390769483 Herbert Mann voted at Zion but registered at Woodside, 396570832 William Kuykendall voted at Zion but registered at Fruit Mtn., 396534422 Christopher Newman voted at Simpson but registered at Crestview, 470157373 Zackary Rogers voted at Simpson but registered at Mountain View, 396581065 Robert McCall voted at Rock Springs but registered at Lenhardt, 396578335 Bryan Carpenter Voted at McKissick but registered at W. Central, 396580627 Alyson Taylor voted at McKissick but registered at Griffin, 396548303 Stephanie Guthrie voted at Georges Creek but registered at W. Pickens, 396567952 Heather Lindsey voted at Georges Creek but registered at Pope Field, 470204435 Linda Duvall voted at Georges Creek but registered at Pope Field, 396587455 Andrew Roberson voted at Georges Creek but registered at McAlister, 396567833 Joshua Sterling Voted at Georges Creek but registered at McKissick, 391226505 James Wylie voted at Georges Creek but registered at Rock Springs, 396545908 Veronica Wylie voted at Georges Creek but registered at Rock Springs, 392214037 Sandra Crandall voted at Georges Creek but registered at Lenhardt, 391080039 Barbara Richey voted at Georges Creek but registered at Rock Springs, 391575737 Thomas Holcombe voted at Georges Creek but registered at Rock Springs, 396585350 John Phillips Jr voted at Sheffield but Registered at Crestview, 396590672 Jennifer McJunkin-Hill voted at Pickensville but registered at Vinland, 396599589 Mary Newlin voted at Nine Forks but registered at Griffin, 396543325 Karen McCoy voted at Dacusville but registered at Crossroads, 396528314 Stacey Hiles voted at Fruit Mtn. but registered at Smith Grove, 396574077 Connie Scurry voted at Fruit Mtn. but registered at Sheffield, 470206109 Brett Hunt voted at Pope Field but registered at S. Pickens, 396599649 Michael Moon voted at Tri County but registered at Rock Springs, 396508892 Stephen Holliday voted Tri County but registered at Sitton, 104648748 Connie Leverett voted at W. Central registered at
Morrison, 396544325 Joseph Bryant voted at Dacusville registered at Crossroads, 391576506 John Ledford voted at Brushy Creek but registered at Pope Field, 391102744 Thomas O’Shields voted at Forest Acres registered at Simpson. South Carolina law requires these voters to vote at the precinct they are registered or come to our office because they did not Ms. Weeks made motion not to count ballots. Ms. Bowers seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were not counted.
2.) Registered in Anderson County, but voted here in Pickens County; 044217543 Jacob Price, 044316505 Richard McClure, 044335205 Marvin Brock, 044335206 Patsy Pittman, 390783323 Ward Kines, 040081630 Ann Keeney, 044287464 Duncan Joy, 041405451 Amy Barto, 044328274 Brice Romero, 041775024 David Barton. Registered In Greenville County, but voted here in Pickens County: 231382049 Phyllis Flanagan, 396526085 Athena Sly, 391102577 Eulalah Williams, 235720234 Julio Torres, 235687577 Darb Pugh 235764130 William Quinton 111, 235801504 Emily Howell, 235648882 Arlene Wells. Registered in Oconee County, but voted here in Pickens County: 470132522 Charles Hardy, 396569657 Warren Wang, 470047519 Katherine Kirby, Registered in Spartanburg County, but voted here In Pickens County: 396598526 Amanda Allison, 427002751 Jared Peek, 426884329 Brent Morin. Registered in Berkeley County, but voted here in PickensCounty; 470333133 Churchill Carter, 084613365 Antonio Vindell. Registered In Richland County, but voted here In Pickens County: 406899639 Michael Goldston, 406900058 Anna Goldston. Registered in Charleston County, but voted here in Pickens County:
470282685 Franco Parras. Registered in Lexington County, but voted here In Pickens County: 32627837 Melissa Toole. Mr. Thompson made motion not to count these ballots because these person are not registered in pickens county. Ms. Robinson seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were not counted.
3.) Not Registered in Pickens County/not enough info to determine: Tiffany R…no other info was provided, Emily Wright voted at Pickensville not registered, Kate Burgner voted at Nine Forks not registered, James Hern voted at Pickensville not registered, Lisa Crisp voted at Crescent Hill not registered, Russell Popham voted at Crescent Hill not registered, Herman Brooks voted at Tri county not registered, Jalen Brooks-Knepfle voted at Lawrence Chapel not registered, Ryan Toole voted at Morrison didn’t register in time, Nicolas Parker voted at Morrison not registered, Ellison-Nicole Chapman voted at Lawrence Chapel not registered, Kimberly Green voted at Lawrence Chapel not
registered, Joel Witt voted at Saluda not registered, Jeremy Tackett voted at Lawrence Chapel not registered, Paul Rossi voted at Brushy Creek not registered, Kevin Kerran voted at N.Central not registered, Kathy Cox voted at Zion not registered, Cecil Barmen not registered not enough info provided, Lisa Young voted at McKlssick not registered, Jeannete Davis voted at McKissick not registered, Emma McAlister not registered, and unable to read name… Ms. Chapman made motion not to count ballots. Ms. Robinson seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were not counted.
4.) Tried to register after the deadline but did not meet failsafe requirements Mary Dehner register on 10/08/2014, Walter Harbut registered 10/07/2014, Lisa Bowers registered 10/06/2014. Ms. Bowers made motion not to count ballots. Ms. Weeks seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were not counted.
5.) Already cast vote on Machine: 470016064 Thomas Teasley, 392526517 George Allsep. Mr.Thompson made motion not to count ballots. Ms. Bowers seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were not counted.
6.) Forgot ID: 396579737 Matthew Ols needs to show ID, but did not by 9:00am on November 7, 2014. Ms. Robinson made motion not to count ballot. Ms. Chapman seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballot was not counted.
7.) Absentee Ballots received after deadline of 7:00pm November 4, 2014: 470391959 Kevin Burdet, 470361450 Thomas Wehrkamp, 470005155 Christy Kay, 390770803 Edith Castro, 396588095 Melissa Gapen, 396574901 Elizabeth OIker, 396532305 William Revels. Ms. Robinson made motion not to count ballots. Ms. Weeks seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were not counted.
8.) Absentee Ballot was turned in at precinct, and cannot be accepted at the Polls: 396501656 Rhetta Dalton, 396547837 John Atcheson, 396585775 Jennifer Atcheson. Ms. Hane made motion not to count ballots. Ms. Bowers seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were not counted.
9.) Daniel Evans brought back wife’s ballot without form signed by her, which is required. Ms. Chapman made motion not to count ballot. Ms. Robinson seconded, the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballot was not counted.
10.) Ballot was not signed by the voter, which is required; 044202196 Donald King. Mr. Thompson made motion not to count ballot. Ms. Bowers seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballot was not counted.
11.) Ballots were not witnessed, which is required: 396512877 Winifred Riley, 391102990 Merilyn Medlin. Mr. Thompson made motion not to count ballots. Ms. Robinson 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 manually added to the total number of votes from Tuesday, November 4, 2014 count The totals were presented by Director Allen. There was no change in the outcome of the election. The final count will be updated on the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County website accordingly; which will also include the write-in watershed candidate winner for Georges Creek
Watershed: Steve Pace and Oolenoy Watershed; Stephen Sam Quuick. Chairperson Campbell asked that a motion be made to certify the November 4, 2014 Statewide General Election. Ms. Chapman made motion to certify the election results. Ms. Robinson seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the election was certified.

Chairperson Campbell asked for a motion to adjourn from the “Board of Canvassers” and reconvene as the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County. Mr. Thompson made motion to adjourn the “Board of Canvassers” and reconvene as the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County. Ms. Bowers seconded the motion. All In favor and with no discussion was passed unanimously.

Chairperson Campbell asked for a motion to adjourn from the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County meeting. Mr. Thompson made motion to adjourn from the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County meeting. Ms. Bowers seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the meeting was adjourned at 10:37am.


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