City voters head to the polls on Nov. 7 – Absentee voting under way | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | October 12, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: October 11, 2017 at 10:41 am
Walterboro’s voters will go to the polls on Nov. 7 to choose three members of city council from among six candidates.
Incumbent council members Jimmy Syfrett and James Broderick, running for re-election to their posts, are on the ballot with Carl Brown, Peggy Hammond, Ben Mitchell and Greg Pryor.
The third council seat on the ballot was left vacant by Tom Lohr, who decided not to seek reelection.
In-office absentee voting for the Walterboro election, which includes a contested race for mayor, began earlier this week at the Colleton County Voter Registration and Elections office at 2471 Jefferies Highway. The office is open weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The city’s election commission made one change in the polling places for the municipal race. Voters located in Walterboro 5 usually vote at the Colleton County Middle School. Because middle school will be in session on Nov. 7 and because the precinct only contains 51 city residents, the decision was made to move Walterboro 5’s polling place to the former Forest Circle Middle School building.
The Forest Circle is also the regular polling place for voters in Walterboro 1 and Walterboro 4 precincts.
The polling places for the other precincts that include Walterboro voters are unchanged.
The city’s polling places are:
PENIEL: Colleton County Fire & Rescue Station #1, 229 Mable T Willis Blvd., Walterboro.
WALTERBORO 1: Forest Circle Middle School (right side of school), 500 Forest Circle, Walterboro.
WALTERBORO 2: The Colleton Center (use Carn St entrance), 494 Hampton St., Walterboro.
WALTERBORO 3: Clemson Extension Building, 611 Black St. – Room 222, Walterboro.
WALTERBORO 4: Forest Circle Middle School (left side of school), 500 Forest Circle, Walterboro.
WALTERBORO 5: Municipal election only. Forest Circle Middle School, 500 Forest Circle, Walterboro
WALTERBORO 6: Colleton County Fire & Rescue Station #24, 111 Foxfield Road, Walterboro.
The polls will open at 7 a.m. on Nov. 7 and close at 7 p.m.