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Woodruff mayoral race, other special elections held Tuesday

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A voter casts his ballot at an Upstate polling place. (File/FOX Carolina) A voter casts his ballot at an Upstate polling place. (File/FOX Carolina)
WOODRUFF, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Voters in the town of Woodruff will participate in one of a few Upstate elections held on Tuesday.

The polls opened at 7 a.m. for voters in Woodruff, the Laurens County towns of Waterloo and Cross Hill, and Greenville County's District 17.

In Woodruff, voters will cast their ballot for mayor after the original results were tossed out last fall. The results were contested days after the general election by Lisa White, who was among three candidates for the mayor's race, including Kenneth Gist and incumbent Mayor W. Brad Burnett.

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

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

As with any election in the state, polls will remain open until 7 p.m. Voters can cast their ballots at Woodruff Armory Drive Fire Station, Woodruff Town Hall and Woodruff American Legion.

Voters in northern Greenville County will have a final chance to cast their ballot for the District 17 state House seat left empty after Tom Corbin resigned to become a state senator representing District 5.

In February, Mike Burns won the Republican nomination in a runoff, beating challenger Chris Sullivan. District 17 voters should double check what precinct they are assigned to because some polling places have recently changed.

According to the South Carolina's Election Commission, general elections are also scheduled in the towns of Cross Hill and Waterloo in Laurens County on Tuesday.

All voters will be required to show a form of identification at their polling place on Tuesday in accordance with the new voter ID law.

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