January 13, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County
222 McDaniel Ave B-9
Pickens, SC 29671
January 13, 2015

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

Members Absent:
Ms. Jane Goolsby Weeks

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

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 4:31pm and welcomed everyone.

Mr. Thompson gave the invocation.

Chairperson Campbell asked for a motion to be made to approve meeting minutes from the September 9, 2014 Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County meeting. Ms. Chapman made motion to accept meeting minutes as they were presented. Ms. Bowers seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion was passed unanimously.

Chairperson Campbell asked for a motion to be made to approve meeting minutes from the October 9, 2014 Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County meeting. Ms. Chapman made motion to accept meeting minutes as they were presented. Ms. Robinson seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion was passed unanimously.

Chairperson Campbell asked for a motion to be made to approve meeting minutes from the
November 7, 2014 Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County meeting. Mr. Thompson made motion to accept meeting minutes as they were presented. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion was passed unanimously.
There was no public present.

Chairperson Campbell turned the meeting over to Director Allen for his report.

Director Allen mentioned that the new deadline for all board members to file their Statement of Economic Interest with the State Ethics Commission is now March 30th at Noon.

Director Allen announced that all voting machines are ready for shipment to Print Elect which is scheduled for February 24, 2015. They will be replacing the mother board batteries in all 290 voting machines with the turnaround time being approximately two weeks, so we should have them back by mid to late March.

Director Allen stated that concluded his report, and turned the meeting back over to Ms. Campbell.

Chairperson Campbell asked if there was any old or new business.

There was no old business.

The new business was as follows:

1.)Chairperson Campbell suggested a motion to be made to table permanently moving precincts 139 Pickensville and 140 Easley to a later date after the office has had the chance to look at the site. Also to look into possible moving 105 Calhoun to Cross Point Church permanently as well. Ms. Chapman made motion to table moving 139 Pickensville and 140 Easley precincts until further site observation, and also made motion to contact Cross Point Church about moving 105 Calhoun precinct. Ms. Bowers second the motion. All in favor and with no discussion was passed unanimously.
2.)Chairperson Campbell suggested a motion be made to certify the Town of Central Special Election and declare Doug Barry the winner and only candidate to file for this election. Ms. Robinson made motion to certify the Town of Central Special Election and declare Doug Barry the winner and only candidate to file for this election. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion was passed unanimously.
3.)Chairperson Campbell suggested a motion be made for budget to be discussed further next Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 4:00pm. Mr. Thompson made motion t for budget to be discussed further next Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 4:00pm. Ms. Bowers seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion was passed unanimously.
4.)Ms. Bowers made motion to move current elected board officers up from current position to the upper position for the two years full slate, then Ms. Bowers withdrew her motion.
5.)Chairperson Campbell called for motion to be made to elect the new board officers for the upcoming two consecutive years. Mr. Thompson made motion to elect Ms. Robinson to be Chairperson for the next two consecutive years. Ms. Bowers seconded the motion. Ms. Bowers made motion to elect Ms. Chapman to be Vice- Chairperson for the next two consecutive years. Ms. Robinson seconded the motion. Ms. Chapman made motion to elect Ms. Goolsby Weeks to be Secretary for the next two consecutive years. Ms. Bowers seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion was passed unanimously and all newly elected officers will take office at next regular scheduled meeting on February 3, 2015.

Chairperson Campbell asked that a motion be made to go out of regular meeting session into executive meeting session. Ms. Chapman made a motion to go out of regular meeting session into executive meeting session. Ms. Robinson seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion was passed unanimously and took place at 5:30pm.


You may download a printable copy of the minutes by clicking the download button below: