Special elections on September 13 in Norway and Elloree | New
Special elections will be held on Tuesday, September 13 in the towns of Elloree and Norway.
A special election will be held on Tuesday to fill the unexpired term of former Elloree City Council member Laurence Livingston.
Livingston resigned Seat 2. The seat carries a four-year term, which expires in November 2023.
The filing of the seat ended on July 27. Lakeisha P. Ellison was the only candidate to file.
Only voters living in that particular district can vote for candidates for the district city council seat.
They can vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Elloree Elementary School, 200 Warrior Drive in Elloree
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A special election will be held on Tuesday to fill the unexpired term of former Norwegian city councilor Shirley Spiers.
Spiers resigned from seat 4 of the Norwegian City Council. His seat carries a four-year term, which expires in November 2025.
The candidacy for the seat ended on July 27. No one has applied for the seat.
Orangeburg County Director of Voter Registration and Elections Aurora Smalls said the election will be held with written spaces only. The person with the most written votes will be declared the winner.
Only voters living in a particular district can vote for candidates for the municipal council seat in that district.
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A referendum will also be held on September 13 to ask all voters in the city of Norway whether they want to move from single-member council constituencies to membership-at-large elections, with all voters able to vote for all council seats. .
All electors residing within the city limits will be able to vote on the referendum question.
On July 11, Norway’s city council gave first-reading approval to the ordinance to move from single-member constituencies to all elected city council members in a general vote.
A final second reading was given at a council meeting on August 1 in which Norway Mayor Tracie Clemons said she was overriding the votes of two council members who had voted to change the ordinance. to remove the referendum question from the ballot.
The Municipal Association of South Carolina later reasoned that while the city had a strong mayor, weak council form of municipal government, Clemons lacked the power to nullify votes.
Last Thursday, however, Smalls said the referendum question remained on the ballot.
“It’s still on the ballot because we have to get information about the ballots at some point in order to prepare the ballots for the election. You’re talking about an election that’s next week. So, yeah, we already have the information, and we haven’t received any information about the changes, so if there’s no change, then we’re good to go,” Smalls said.
Clemons said if the order is approved, it will go into effect during the November 2023 election.
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