Incumbents Dominate Jenkinsville Elections

JENKINSVILLE (March 25, 2016) – Filing for the Town of Jenkinsville’s 2016 municipal election closed at noon last Friday with only the three incumbents throwing their names into the ring for the three spots up for grabs on Town Council. Filing officially opened on March 7.

Gregrey Ginyard filed for another term as Jenkinsville’s mayor, while Gayle Pauling and James Trapp filed for another term each on Town Council.

The election is slated for May 3; however, according to Debbie Stidham, Director of Voter Registration and Elections, unless write-in candidates declare at her office at 315 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, by April 1, no voting will be held.

Voting, should it take place, will be held at the Jenkinsville Volunteer Fire Department, 12922 Highway 213, Jenkinsville, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The County Election Commission will begin their examination of absentee ballot return envelopes at 9 a.m. on Election Day in the Voter Registration office. A hearing to determine the validity of any challenged ballots will be held in the Voter Registration office at 10 a.m. on May 6, after which the Commission will certify the results.

Only citizens residing in the Jenkinsville town limits and who are properly registered will be eligible to vote in the May 3 election. To be eligible to vote in the election one must be registered by April 4. Perspective voters may register at the County Voter Registration and Elections Office or call 803-635-6255 for additional information. Voters may also check their registration information at www.SCVotes.org.