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Summerville Discusses Amending Election Schedule

Mayor of Summerville wants elections moved from May to November of odd years.

Mayor Bill Collins wants to move town elections six months so they are held in November of odd years.

He brought up the issue during and the discussion is slated for .

"Moving it from May to November would be a good thing to do," Collins said Monday. He added that it would relieve the town of responsibility of holding the election and prevent confusion for voters who vote in different polling locations between town elections and general elections. 

It's also "the time of year when people are used to voting," Collins said.

According to Councilman Walter Bailey, moving elections to coincide with county elections has been brought up but deferred in the past.

Ann February 08, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Makes sense and should be considered.
Gretchen February 08, 2012 at 02:02 PM
All elections in South Carolina should be consolidated. Why does one town vote in May and the next town some other time. This is a step in the right direction, but the whole state should be involved in changing its voting schedule. Having a consolidated election would also bring the costs down.
SDR February 08, 2012 at 07:18 PM
And its during footbal season when people are paying attention to other things. Dont Worry Mayor, we remember the transparency claims.

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