February 25, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County
222 McDaniel Ave B-9
Pickens, SC 29671
February 25, 2016

Members Present:
Ms. Geneva Robinson, Chairperson
Ms. Sheree Chapman, Vice Chairperson
Ms. Kathleen Hane
Mr. Herbert Thompson

Members Absent:
Ms. Jane Goolsby Weeks, Secretary
Ms. June Bowers
Ms. Gretchen Campbell

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

Public Present:
Mr. Michael Galloway

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 Geneva Robinson called the meeting to order and welcomed those in attendance at 9:00am.

Mr. Thompson provided the Invocation.

Public comment:
Mike Galloway thanked everyone in attendance for their service.

Chairperson Robinson asked for the Oath of Canvassers be taken. Director Allen administered the oath. Each Board Member stood, raised their right hand and repeated the oath. After oaths were taken a motion was made by Ms. Chapman to go into the Board of Canvassers. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion was passed unanimously.

Once Board of Canvassers was in session Chairperson Robinson 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:

Counted: Voted correct precinct location, but moved within Pickens County

Precinct Name                                Registration Name                         Registration #
Pickensville/Easley                          Leonard E Dunn                             396564374
Pickensville/Easley                          Gloria J Roach                             392228617
Pickensville/Easley                          Rutledge W Vaughan                     396551452
Pickensville/Easley                          John W Allsep                              396505506
Pickensville/Easley                          Daniel R Garrison                          396574961
Pickensville/Easley                          Douglas H Harbert                          396574711
Brushy Creek/Pope Field                Penny C Kain                               470501119
Albert R Lewis                               Inez D Stewart                             396569219
West Liberty                                 Emily A Owens                              470223337
West Liberty                                 Benjamin C Couch                           396558284
West Liberty                                 Geary C Cobb                               396596512
Nine Forks                                   Wilton L Holloway                          396506482

Ms. Chapman made motion to count the above ballots. Mr. Thompson seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were counted.

Counted: Voted at correct precinct location, but could not be found in laptop

Precinct Name                                 Registration Name                          Registration #
Clemson                                       Timothy B Kirk                             470304524
North Central                                 Robert E Galbreath                         392492959
North Central                                 Robert C Galbreath                         470417120
Georges Creek                                 Phillip E Cooley                           396501201
Cedar Rock                                    Carol D Stott                              396578891
Cedar Rock                                    Ronald E Stott                             396587656
Glassy Mountain                             (Mary) Louise O Hawkins              470051059

Ms. Chapman made motion to count the above ballots. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were counted.

Counted: Voted at correct precinct location, but voter record was archived and not in laptop

Precinct Name              Registration Name        Registration #
Glassy Mountain            Kimberly C Byce          235746440
Georges Creek              Linda E Rust             235732003

Mr. Thompson made motion to count the above ballots. Ms. Chapman seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were counted.

Counted: Voted at correct precinct location, but was showing voted absentee incorrectly in laptop

Precinct Name           Registration Name           Registration #
Arial Mill              Linda L Galloway            390778319

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

Counted: Voted correct precinct location but couldn’t be found in laptop because Horry County pulled our voter record when thy processed a motor voter application for someone else by mistake

Precinct Name       Registration Name              Registration #
Flat Rock           John E Rowland                 392440868

Ms. Hane made motion to count the above ballot. Ms. Chapman seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballot was counted.

Counted: Voted Correct precinct location, but last name was misspelled so couldn’t be found in laptop

Precinct Name              Registration Name        Registration #
Pickensville/Easley        Richard M Oref (Oret)    470143517

Ms. Chapman made motion to count the above ballot. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballot was counted.

Counted: Voted correct precinct location, but last name has changed on photo ID so name was showing different in laptop

Precinct Name          Registration Name                   Registration #
Rock Springs           Greta Phillips (nka Searcy)         396592486
Rock Springs           Joyce Dupes (nka Singleton)         396579528

Ms. Chapman made motion to count the above ballots. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were counted.

Counted: Voted correct precinct location, did not present ID when voting, but now has presented ID

Precinct Name      Registration Name      Registration #
Rices Creek        Sarah E Patterson      396552177

Ms. Chapman made motion to count the above ballot. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballot was counted.

Counted: Voted at correct precinct location, did not have photo ID, and both did sign the reasonable impediment

Precinct Name        Registration Name      Registration #
Flat Rock            Brayden L Cartee       470559275
Arial Mill           Bryan E Johnston       470041920

Ms. Hane made motion to count the above ballots. Ms. Chapman seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were counted.

Counted: Voter record archived/bad address but everything else on registration is correct

Precinct Name        Registration Name        Registration #
Pendleton            Harold D Rice Jr         391577605

Ms. Chapman made motion to count the above ballot. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballot was counted.

Counted: Voted at correct precinct location, but was not on list due to DMV not sending registration application voter request on 09/16/2013 to our office per State Election Commission

Precinct Name Registration Name Registration #
Sitton Rebekah G Sanney no registration #

Ms. Chapman made motion to count the above ballot. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballot was counted.

Not Counted: Voters registered in Pickens County, but voted at wrong precinct location

Precinct Where Registered     Precinct Where Voted             Registration Name             Registration #
Reg. McAlister                     Voted Woodside                   John T Crisco                 396581721
Reg. Cedar Rock                    Voted Woodside                   Ruth Michael                  470036265
Reg. Cedar Rock                    Voted Woodside                   Barbara C Bryant              396540789
Reg. Rices Creek                   Voted Woodside                   Nancy A Whitford              396580613
Reg. Woodside                     Voted Sheffield                  Brian R Bolding               396543892
Reg. South Central                 Voted North Central              Kimberly M Turner             470399794
Reg. West Central                  Voted North Central              Kyle N Foltz                  396583825
Reg. Rock Springs                  Voted Georges Creek              Duncan H Harvin               396533797
Reg. Lenhardt                      Voted Georges Creek              Shawn R Powell                396587325
Reg. Sitton                        Voted Tri-County                 Stephen K Holliday            396508892
Reg. Pendlton                      Voted Zion                       Michael D Garrett             391996390
Reg. University                    Voted Clemson                    Mary Meebaghan                390773006
Reg. Tri-County                    Voted Glassy Mountain            Michael B Moon                396599649
Reg. Tri-County                    Voted Glassy Mountain            Kayla G Moon                  396582441
Reg. Crosswell                     Voted Glassy Mountain            James R Franks Jr             396521402
Reg. South Central                Voted West Liberty               Ashley L Johnson              295977006
Reg. Pendleton                     Voted West Liberty               Hester R Elrod                396531608
Reg. Crossroads                    Voted Crescent Hill              Judith L Hollaway             396536086
Reg. Woodside                      Voted Crescent Hill              Margaret P Hayne              396566629
Reg. Albert R Lewis                Voted Crescent Hill             Justin R Hoover               396583744
Reg. Holly Springs                 Voted Crescent Hill              Michael E Hannah              396578106
Reg. Brushy Creek                  Voted Lenhardt                   James E Bishop                396588890
Reg. Cedar Rock                    Voted Lenhardt                   Sandra G Bryant               396539008
Reg. Glassy Mountain               Voted Griffin                    Hayley L Black                396589252
Reg. Forest Acres                  Voted East Liberty               Jason L Gillespie             396590633
Reg. Six Mile                      Voted Lawrence Chapel            Pamela D Stone                396592832
Reg. West Central                  Voted Lawrence Chapel            Cadie N Giba                  470422355
Reg. Pike                          Voted Lawrence Chapel            Melanie W Newton              396550761
Reg. Georges Creek                 Voted Crosswell                  Deron H Saunders              396517253

Ms. Hane made motion to not count the above ballots. Ms. Chapman seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were not counted.

Not Counted: Voted in Wrong County, registered to vote in another County

County of Registration                   Registration Name                Registration #
Registered Berkley County                Jonathan A Adams                 470319374
Registered Spartanburg County         John L Armstrong                 470488731
Registered Oconee County                 William E Baumgartner            470550272
Registered Hampton County               Casey M Galloway                 255712396
Registered Anderson County               Haskell B Galbreath              044244877
Registered Anderson County              Cory A Bruce                     044308234
Registered Horry County                  Ronnie L Swinyer                 265854877

Ms. Hane made motion to not count the above ballots. Ms. Chapman seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were not counted.

Not Counted: Voted, but was not registered until 1/26/16 and had to be by 1/20/16 to be eligible to vote in this Election

Precinct Name                Registration Name                     Registration #
Glassy Mountain              Paul J Graganella                     470562967

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

Not Counted: Voted in Pickens County, but lives in a different County

County of Residence                       Registration Name                Registration #
Lives in Anderson County                  Chandler M Smith                 470139894
Lives in Anderson County                  Kelsey M Pillitere               470358030
Lives in Anderson County                  Thomas K Wheless                 396584960
Lives in Anderson County                 Avery M Anders                   396518257
Lives in Greenville County                Donald R Gray                    396595496

Ms. Chapman made motion to not count the above ballots. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were not counted.

Not Counted: Voter did not present photo ID, and must do so by 9:00am Certification Hearing

Precinct Name                  Registration Name          Registration #
Glassy Mountain                Mary L Galloway            392214194

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

Not Counted: Voter could not be found as a registered voter in Pickens County

Voters Name
Lori K Waldrop         Daniel W Harkins          Steven Todd              Nila R Patel
Daniel M Mallari       David L Farthing          Deborah D Dent           Joshua L Hutson
Michael P Eck          Justin L Gravely          Joshua C Miller

Ms. Chapman made motion to not count the above ballots. Ms. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were not counted.

Director Allen asked that the Board to review the results. After reviewing the total tapes, Mr. Thompson made motion to confirm results as presented. Ms. Chapman seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the results were accepted.

After all Provisional Ballots were discussed, all countable ballots were added to the total number of votes from Saturday, February 20, 2016 count. The official results were presented by Director Allen. There was no change in the outcome of the election. The final counts will be updated on the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County website accordingly.

Chairperson Robinson asked that a motion be made to certify the February 20, 2016 Republican Presidential Preference Primary Election. Ms. Hane made motion to certify the election results. Ms. Chapman seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the election was certified.

Chairperson Robinson asked that a motion be made to adjourn. Mr. Thompson made motion to adjourn. Ms. Chapman seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the certification hearing was adjourned at 9:50am.


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