Voter Registration board members were sworn into their positions by Patricia Grant on Monday Feb. 10 at election headquarters.
The newest member, Kimber Santorella, is excited to be part of the board. “I want to educate the public as to their responsibility as a voter. They need to know about the different candidates, the rules and platforms, especially with the Democratic Preferential Primary coming up. I have already educated people about getting registered to vote,” said Santorella.
“I am on the board because I feel that everyone should do their part,” said Randy Ulmer, who was reappointed to the board. “I am doing my part to serve the county, and this is my second reappointment.”
Reappointed member Queenie Crawford is also delighted to remain on the board. “It is an honor to be given the opportunity to serve another term as a commissioner of the Board of Voter Registration and Election for Colleton County. My goal is to work diligently with all levels of election officials to ensure that our election process is one that is accurate, safe, secure and accessible for all voters,” said Crawford. She has been a board member since 2012.
The Democratic Primary will be held on February 29. Board members, along with Angela Upchurch, director for Voter Registration and Elections, are ready and prepared for the upcoming primary. The new voting system is in place and primed for voters.
“We are ready for the primary,” said Upchurch. “The machines, ballots and scanners are equipped to handle voter turnout. We are prepared.”