By Nicole Collins
When Kenneth “Turk” Gist was elected as Mayor in the November 2019 election, his Ward 4 city council seat became vacant. The City of Woodruff will hold a special election on February 25, 2020 to fill that vacancy.
By the noon deadline on December 23, two candidates had filed to run for the Ward 4 seat – Allen Durham, a former Ward 4 representative from 2013 to 2017, and newcomer, Terry Davis.
Nonpartisan municipal special elections are held on the 13th Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. In this case, that was when Mayor Gist was sworn in at the city council meeting on November 26.
Interested candidates who want to represent Ward 4 were able to file to run for this office between December 13 and December 23. The filing deadline is generally 45 days prior to the date of the election.
Candidates must reside in Ward 4 and be a resident of the City of Woodruff 30 days prior to election. They must also be a Spartanburg County registered voter.
To vote in this election, you must reside in the city and be registered to vote 30 days prior to the election. For the most current voter registration information, visit noexcusesc.com.
Did you know?
~Out of the nearly 180,000 registered voters in Spartanburg County, 53% actually voted in the 2018 General Election.
~In South Carolina, 54% of registered voters cast their votes. Source: scvotes.org
A closer look at the turn out for some of the Woodruff, Enoree and Cross Anchor voting precincts for the 2018 General Election.
|Precinct||Total Registered Voters||Percent Voting|
|Woodruff Leisure Center||1,199||42%|
|Enoree First Baptist||1,244||49%|
|Cross Anchor Fire Station||717||48%|
City of Woodruff council district map here.