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Big day ahead for Lowcountry elections

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With the first Tuesday in November, always comes a day full of elections. This Tuesday is not going to be any different. Candidates have filled the field in many of the local elections, from Mayoral races to Town and City Council seats.

Voter turnout is projected to be lower than in year's past. According to the Charleston County Board of Elections, about 1,000 people have turned in Absentee Ballots, compared to 2011 when nearly 1,500 turned in ballots.

Below is a list of many of the elections happening around the Lowcountry.

In Mount Pleasant, several candidates are vying for outgoing Mayor Billy Swails' seat. During the summer, he announced that he will not be running again.

Mayor

  • Joe Bustos
  • Carl Carroll
  • George Freeman
  • Ken Glasson
  • Linda Page

Town Council (4 seats available)

  • Ben Bryson
  • Elton Carrier
  • Paul S Gawrych
  • Timm Gipe
  • Anthony Kowbeidu
  • Gary Santos
  • Mark Smith
  • Joseph Wren

Waterworks Commission (2 seats)

  • John Burn
  • Alys Campaigne
  • Rick Crosby
  • Dolph Rodenberg

The City of Charleston also has several elections.

Charleston City Council District 2 (1 seat)

  • Blake Hallman
  • Rodny Williams

Charleston City Council District 4 (1 seat)

  • Liz Fulton
  • Robert Mitchell

Charleston City Council District 6 (1 seat)

  • Fran Clasby
  • Benjamin D'Allesandro
  • Lauretta Lemon Dailey
  • Joe Good
  • Dudley Gregorie

Charleston City Council District 8 (1 seat)

  • Bobbie Rose
  • Mike Seekings

Commissioner of Public Works (1 seat)

  • William Koopman
  • Catherine LaFond
  • Tim Mallard

The town of Awendaw also two races happening this year.

Mayor

  • Joe Bowers
  • Miriam Green

Awendaw Town Council (3 seats)

  • Bryan McNeal Jr
  • Tim Penninger
  • LeeAnn Reigart
  • Betty Simmons

 Voters out on the Isle of Palms will also be heading out to the polls Tuesday

Mayor

  • Ryan Buckhannon
  • Dick Cronin

City of Isle of Palms Council (4 seats)

  • Barbara J Bergwerf
  • Marty Bettelli
  • Sandy Ferencz
  • Patrick Harrington

Water and Sewer Commission (2 seats)

  • Curtis Helfrich
  • Dana Love

Lincolnville is the only town with only one race on Tuesday.

Lincolnville Mayor

  • Tyrone Aiken
  • Charles Duberry

In McClellanville, Mayor Rutledge Leeland is running unopposed.

McClellanville Town Council (4 seats)

  • Aaron Baldwin
  • Chris Bates
  • Robert J Gannon
  • Tynice Roundtree
  • Jim Scott

Ravenel will only have a Town Council race with two open seats and only two declared candidates.

The island town of Seabrook will have multiple races Tuesday.

Mayor

  • Terry Ahearn
  • John DuBois

Seabrook Town Council (4 seats)

  • Ronald Ciancio
  • John Gregg
  • Glenda L Miller
  • Donald Romano
  • Kimber Smith
  • John Turner

In Berkeley County, voters will head to the polls in Moncks Corner to vote on 3 seats for Town Council

Moncks Corner Town Council (3 seats)

  • Tonia Aiken-Taylor
  • Johna Bilton
  • Charlotte Cruppenink
  • Jennifer Schlette

In Dorchester County, there are several Town Council races. Voters will also decide on a tax referendum as well. Read more about that here

Harleyville Town Council (2 seats)

  • Susan Bishop
  • Brenda Davis
  • Kenneth Witherspoon

Summerville Town Council (1 seat)

  • Walter Bailey
  • John Hinson
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