Elections

Town of Bluffton: early results from Tuesday’s election. See who’s in the lead

Nov. 5, 2019 is Election Day for several municipalities across North Carolina.
Nov. 5, 2019 is Election Day for several municipalities across North Carolina.

Late Tuesday evening, Bluffton Town Council member Dan Wood was leading in a three-person race for two seats with less than 40 percent of the precincts reporting, unofficial returns showed.

Wood received 38 percent of the 120 tallied votes for town council, according to unofficial results. Challenger Bridgette Frazier received 33 percent of the votes. Council member Harry Lutz received 28 percent.

Lisa Sulka, who is running unopposed for mayor, received 61 of the 68 votes tallied.

These votes — which were reported around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday — show only results from 36 of the 95 precincts. According to Beaufort County’s Board of Voter Registration and Elections, there were 7,261 ballots cast in the election, which is a voter turnout of 5.65 percent.

This report will be updated as Beaufort County posts returns.

A reporter for The Island Packet covering local government and development, Kacen Bayless is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. In the past, he’s worked for St. Louis Magazine, the Columbia Missourian, KBIA and the Columbia Business Times. He graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism degree with an emphasis in Investigative Reporting from the University of Missouri in 2019.
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