COLUMBIA, S.C. — Results from special elections are in for town council members that were held on Tuesday, September 13.
Two of the elections relied on write-in candidates and one election only had one person file.
Elloree Council District Two won by Lakeisha P. Ellison with 7 votes.
Norway Council District Four won by Jackie Tyler with four write in votes.
The Norway Referendum question had 6 votes in favor with 34 voted no so the referendum did not pass.
Chapin Town Council winner was Vickie Shealy with 38 votes.
The election in Chapin on Tuesday will fill the council seat left vacant when Kay Hollis stepped down.
The five person town council will look to fill her position, but no one signed up to be on the ballot.
The special election, since no one filed to have their name on the ballot, will go on without listed candidates on the ballot and voters will have to write in the candidate's name they wish for the seat.
The person who receives the most write-in votes will take Hollis's seat until her term ended, which is November of 2023.
The special election in the Town of Elloree is to fill the seat of former Town Council Member Laurence Livingston, who resigned his seat. His term expires in November 2023.
Lakeisha P. Ellison was the only candidate who filed and she won with 7 votes.
The Town of Norway's election is to fill the seat of former Norway Council Member Shirley Spires. Her seat also expires on November 2025.
No one filed for this seat either, so Orangeburg county voter registration will be counting write-in ballots.
Also on the Norway ballot is a referendum asking voters if they want to move from a single member council district to electing members at large with voters able to vote for all council seats.
If the ordinance is approved to would go into effect for the November 2023 election.