The election is over and it was an unprecedented experience. According to reports, nearly 100,000 million people turned out to vote. In Williamsburg County, nearly 73% of voters or 16,178 of the 22,294 registered voters turned out, which is an unprecedented number for the county.
On the local level Senator Ronnie Sabb will serve District 32 another four years after beating Georgetown resident, David Ellison by taking over 60% of the vote. House member District 101 Cezar McKnight ran unopposed and will retain his seat. Carl Anderson of District 103 also ran unopposed.
Other races where the candidate ran unopposed were: Sheriff, Stephen Gardner; Probate Judge, Betty Matthews; Clerk of Court, Sharon Staggers; Coroner, Ivori Henryhand; County Council District 4, Eddie Butch Woods; County Council District 5, Sue Ham; Soil and Water District Commission, Ruth E. Brown; School Board District 1, Jerry Dicks; School Board District 3, Alfred Darby, unopposed; and School Board At Large, Carletta Scott Isreal. School Board District 7 had 85 write-in votes. Linwood Cooper choose not to run for the seat. Mike Floyd won with eight votes.
The only races that included more than one candidate were County Council District 3 with Jonathan Miller successfully defending his seat against Randall Nesmith 1,281 votes to Nesmith’s 849 votes and Fire District Commissioner South Lynches Fire District with Randy G. Graham beating Lindward C. James, Jr. 719 votes to 395.
The Alcohol Sale Referendum passes 8,806 in favor and 5,738 opposed.
There were 3,913 republican voters voting straight ticket while 7,784 democrat voted straight ticket.
Pick up a copy of this week's edition of The News for complete results.