Thursday, April 3, 2014
Three Goose Creek City Council seats are open as five candidates seek votes by the public to put them there.
The at-large April 8 election means any resident within the city limits who is a registered voter can vote for their candidate. The three candidates with the most votes will serve a four-year term.
Incumbents Kimo Esarey and Mark Phillips have filed for the seats along with newcomers Debra Green-Fletcher, Victoria Morrell and Gerald Stinson.
Voters can cast their ballots at the Goose Creek Municipal Court in the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center, 519 N. Goose Creek Blvd. Polls are open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
The voter registration deadline was March 7.
This is a nonpartisan election and no party affiliation shall be placed on the ballot.
At 9 a.m. on Election Day the County Board of Elections & Registration shall begin the process of examining the absentee ballots. This examination will be held at the County Elections Office, 6 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner.
On Thursday, April 10 at 10 a.m. the County Elections & Registration Board will hold a hearing to determine the validity of ballots challenged in this election.
The unofficial election results should be determined the night of the election about half an hour after the polls have closed, according to Berkeley County Voter Registration & Election Director Adam Hammons.