Runoff Election Ordered for Easley Ward 5

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The Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County has ordered that a runoff election be held for the City of Easley Ward 5 race. The runoff election will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the same voting locations used for the original November 3rd election.  Polls will be open from 7am to 7pm.

The following office and candidates shall appear on the ballots:

Easley City Council Ward 5
Bob Fedder
Thomas H Wright Sr

A sample ballot is available here.

Voters are not allowed to write-in other candidates on runoff ballots.

Why is a runoff election necessary?  Neither of the candidates received a majority of the votes required to win the election.  Majority is defined as more than half the votes cast for the office.

All registered voters residing both inside the incorporated city limits of Easley and inside the boundaries of City Council Ward 5 are eligible to vote in this election. Eligible voters may vote in the runoff regardless if they voted in the original election on November 3rd.  The original voter registration deadline of October 3rd applies to this runoff election.

VOTER IDENTIFICATION: All voters will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs at your polling place Tuesday, November 17, 2015:

  • Driver’s License
  • ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • Federal Military ID (includes VA Benefits Card)
  • Passport

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE OF THE PHOTO IDs ABOVE YOU ARE READY TO VOTE. Be sure to bring your ID with you to your polling place.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PHOTO ID, YOU NEED TO GET ONE BEFORE VOTING. Free Photo IDs are available at the DMV and at the Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County Office.

IF YOU CAN’T GET A PHOTO ID, BRING YOUR NON-PHOTO VOTER REGISTRATION CARD WITH YOU TO THE POLLS. You will be allowed to vote after signing an affidavit stating you have a reasonable impediment to obtaining photo ID. The reasonable impediment could be a religious objection to being photographed, a disability or illness, your work schedule, lack of transportation or any other obstacle you find reasonable.

IF YOU FORGET TO BRING YOUR ID WITH YOU TO VOTE, you may vote a provisional ballot that will not count unless you show Photo ID to the county election commission prior to certification of the election.

The processing of absentee ballots will begin at 9:00am on election morning, November 17, 2015, in the Office of the Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County inside the Pickens County Administration Facility located at 222 McDaniel Ave, Pickens, SC 29671.

The provisional ballot hearing and canvass for this municipal election will be held Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 9:00am in the Office of the Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County inside the Pickens County Administration Facility located at 222 McDaniel Ave, Pickens, SC 29671.

Registered electors who cannot vote in person may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballot application requests can be made by going to our website: https://pickenselections.org/

Absentee ballot application requests can also be made by calling 864-898-5948 or 864-898-5949, sending an email to elections@co.pickens.sc.us, or by coming in-person to the Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County in the Administrative Facility located at 222 McDaniel Ave, Pickens SC 29671.

The following precincts and polling locations shall be open from 7am to 7pm on Tuesday, November 17, 2015:

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Precinct Name
Polling Location Address
 
 
136
Simpson
Easley Union Baptist Church
200 N Pendleton St
Easley SC 29640
 
137
Woodside
Jones Avenue Baptist Church
614 Ross Ave
Easley SC 29640
 
 
 
139
Pickensville
Pendleton Street Baptist Church
601 S Pendleton St
Easley SC 2964
 
140
Easley
Pendleton Street Baptist Church
601 S Pendleton St
Easley SC 29640
 
 
141
Forest Acres
Pendleton Street Baptist Church
601 S Pendleton St
Easley SC 29640
 
 
148
McKissick
Pendleton Street Baptist Church
601 S Pendleton St
Easley SC 29640
 
157
Fruit Mountain
Jones Avenue Baptist Church
614 Ross Ave
Easley SC 29640
 
163
Lenhardt
New Foundation Baptist Church
556 Lenhardt Rd
Easley SC 29640