Planning to cast your vote Tuesday to decide who will fill two seats on Bluffton Town Council? If so, here are some election day details:
Who is running?
Three candidates are running to fill two seats on the five-member council. Those candidate are:
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▪ Fred Hamilton (Incumbent)
▪ Larry Toomer (Incumbent)
▪ Ted Huffman (Challenger)
Voters also have the opportunity to write in another candidate if they so choose, however there are no active write-in campaigns for this particular election.
When can I vote?
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
If you can’t make it to the polls Tuesday, you can cast in-person absentee ballot until 5 p.m. Monday. To vote in-person absentee, visit the Beaufort County Elections Board office in Bluffton at 61B Ulmer Road or in Beaufort at 15 John Galt Road.
Where can I vote?
Your polling location is determined by which election precinct in you live in. Keep in mind that only residents who live within Bluffton town limits are eligible to vote in this election.
Bluffton precinct 1A votes at the Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way.
Bluffton precincts 1D, 2A, 2E vote at the Rotary Community Center, 11 Recreation Court.
Bluffton precincts 2B, 4B, 4C, 4D vote at the Buckwalter Gymnasium, 905 Buckwalter Parkway.
Bluffton precincts 5A and 5B vote at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 351 Buckwalter Parkway.
Bluffton precincts 2C and 2D vote at Pritchardville Elementary School, 9447 Evan Way.
If you’re not sure which precinct you live in, you can find out here: https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx?PageMode=VoterInfo
What should I bring to with me to the polls?
You must bring a valid form of photo identification to be permitted to vote. The following types of IDs are allowed:
▪ S.C. driver's license
▪ S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles ID card
▪ S.C. voter registration card with photo
▪ Federal military ID
▪ U.S. passport
Where can I find more information?
In Port Royal
The Port Royal Town Council election, which was initially scheduled to take place Tuesday, has been canceled.
Only incumbents Mary Beth Gray-Heyward and Darryl Owens filed for their seats.
Robert Landrum was the only candidate to fill the two years remaining on third seat vacated when former council member Tom Klein resigned in August.