Vaux won 7 of 8 precincts in Tuesday's County Council primary

cconley@islandpacket.comJanuary 30, 2013 

  • Here's how the voting broke down across the eight precincts. Absentee ballots and "failsafe" votes cast at the county's two elections offices also are included in the preliminary totals.

    Bluffton 1A41100
    Bluffton 1B13726
    Bluffton 1C18138
    Bluffton 1D2872
    Bluffton 2A2932
    Bluffton 2C1893
    Bluffton 4C02
    Totals 296529

Tabor Vaux, who won Tuesday's Republican primary for the District 9 Beaufort County Council seat, received broad support throughout the Bluffton-area district.

Preliminary results show Vaux won seven of eight precincts in Tuesday's election, while Mark Lawson won just one.

Overall, Vaux received 529 votes, or 66 percent of the total vote count. Lawson received 296 votes, or 34 percent. Those results, which will be certified Thursday, do not include provisional ballots, which are still being tallied but are not expected to change the outcome.

In all, just 10 percent of eligible voters in District 9 cast ballots in the special election.

No Democrats or petition candidates are running for the seat. If no write-in candidate emerges by Friday, Vaux will win the seat. Should that happen, he would be sworn in Feb. 4.

If a write-in candidate decides to run, the general election would be held March 19.

Vaux, 29, is an attorney with the Bluffton law firm Vaux & Marscher. He is the son of Roberts Vaux, a well-known local attorney.

The seat opened up after fellow Republican Weston Newton resigned last month to join the S.C. House of Representatives.

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