New election in Woodruff mayoral race set - FOX Carolina 21

New election in Woodruff mayoral race set

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Lisa White, who came in second in the Woodruff mayoral race, is challenging the election results. (Nov. 9, 2012/FOX Carolina) Lisa White, who came in second in the Woodruff mayoral race, is challenging the election results. (Nov. 9, 2012/FOX Carolina)
WOODRUFF, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The date for a new election in the Woodruff mayoral race has been set after a commission tossed out November's results, citing voting irregularities.

The results were contested days after the general election by Lisa White, who was among three candidates for the mayor's race in Woodruff, including Kenneth Gist and incumbent Mayor W. Brad Burnett.

White, who came in second behind Gist in Tuesday's election, said she believes people who were not eligible to vote in the race were allowed to cast a ballot. She said voting machines at some polling places displayed a ballot reserved for a Woodruff resident to voters who lived outside the town limits.

On Nov. 8, a Spartanburg County commission tossed out the results and sent a request to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for a new election.

Henry Laye, head of the Spartanburg County Office of Registrations and Elections, said the new election will be held March 12. He said the election will only be open for residents of Woodruff who have registered no later than Feb. 10.

As with an election in the state, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters can cast their ballots at Woodruff Armory Drive Fire Station, Woodruff Town Hall and Woodruff American Legion.

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