March 3, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Board of Voter Registration & Elections of Pickens County
222 McDaniel Ave B-9
Pickens, SC 29671
March 3, 2016

Members Present:
Ms. Geneva Robinson, Chairperson
Ms. Jane Goolsby Weeks, Secretary
Ms. June Bowers
Ms. Gretchen Campbell
Ms. Kathleen Hane
Mr. Herbert Thompson

Members Absent:
Ms. Sheree Chapman, Vice Chairperson

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.

There was no public comment.

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. Campbell to go into Board of Canvassers. Ms. Bowers 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 #
Crescent Hill       John P Bracken                 396577209
Rock Springs      Catherine M Davis            396583084
Calhoun               Virginia A Cheatham       396531806
Pike                      Mark K Stokes                   396527895
Forest Acres       Samuel R Wilson              396595651

Ms. Bowers made motion to count the above ballots. Ms. Campbell 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 #
Abel                                Jacquelyn P Hagood              391366180 (archived)
Six Mile                         Olivia D Bryant                       470485211 (inactive/hold)

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

Counted: Voted at correct precinct location, but voting machine was not working

Precinct Name           Registration Name             Registration #
University                   Shannon L Gahan               396510813

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

Counted: Voted at correct precinct location, but poll manager clerical error

Precinct Name Registration Name Registration #
Forest Acres Paul D Deane 390781849
Zion Elwin G James 396556961

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

Counted: Voted at correct precinct location, voter did not present photo ID, but did sign reasonable impediment, and came by on 01/29/16 and had photo taken

Precinct Name         Registration Name         Registration #
Norris                        Michael A Whitener       396514825

Mr. Thompson made motion to count the above ballot. Ms. Weeks 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/Where Voted          Registration Name               Registration #
Reg. Pike/ Voted Abel                                            Larry Greenlee                      396531965
Reg. Crescent Hill/ Voted Arial Mill                   Benny E McCollum              392525982
Reg. N. Pickens/ Voted Zion                                Patricia M Stephens             396546523
Reg. University/ Voted Zion                                Michael M Kostreva              396500604
Reg. Six Mile Mountain/ Voted University       Joseph C Donaghy                470341426

Ms. Weeks made motion to not count the above ballots. Ms. Bowers 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 in Anderson County          Andrew F Sheffield                 470224535
Registered in Aiken County                 Foster K McLane                     470391880
Registered in Calhoun County            Marcus C Bolton                      470325282
Registered in Greenville County        Jarvis K Anderson                   235777325
Registered in Greenville County        Norman M Snyder                  470229121
Registered in Greenville County        Lauren E Monroe                    470254054
Registered in Greenville County       John T Pennington                  470259539
Registered in Spartanburg County   Adolfo A Ocampo                    470269483
Registered in Horry County              Erika L Flaten                           470335618
Registered in Richland County         Evan J Mikula                          470560908

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

Not Counted: Voted, but was not registered by 1/27/16 and had to be in order to be eligible to vote in this Election

Precinct Name           Registration Name               Registration #
Nine Forks                  Dennis R Krewson               470563019
Abel                              Daniel A Lee                         470563032

Ms. Bowers made motion to not count the above ballots. Ms. Campbell 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 #
Woodside                    Betty C Franklin                  301772292

Mr. Thompson made motion to not count the above ballot. Ms. Weeks 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

Brian D Burnley
Laura H Stuart

Ms. Bowers made motion to not count the above ballots. Ms. Weeks seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballots were not counted.
Not Counted: Voter record showing inactive/conviction

Precinct Name            Registration Name            Registration #
? not sure                    Jonathan M Anderson       396547627
Abel                             Edith A Greenlee                 396575478

Ms. Bowers made motion to not count the above ballots. Mr. Thompson 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, but claims she did change address at the DMV. We called SEC to verify, and she had checked the NO box on her form at the DMV on 6/30/2015.

Precinct Name                                     Registration Name              Registration #
Registered in Anderson County       Betty O Verdin                     044330434

Ms. Bowers made motion to not count the above ballot. Ms. Weeks seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the ballot was not counted.Director Allen asked that the Board review the results. After reviewing the total tapes, Ms. Campbell made motion to confirm results as presented. Ms. Weeks seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the results were accepted.

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 27, 2016 Democratic Presidential Preference Primary Election. Ms. Bowers made motion to certify the election results. Ms. Weeks 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. Hane seconded the motion. All in favor and with no discussion the certification hearing was adjourned at 9:30am.


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