School election

Special Pickens Election

Mar 26, District 7 School Board

March 26, 2019 - 4:00 am

It's back to the polls for some voters in Pickens County today, specifically in the recently created School District #7.  

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Although this was to be the first election to fill the seat in this newly created district, because some voting machines were programmed incorrectly and the vote margin in the last election was so close, the Governor's office ordered a new election.  It will take place on Tuesday, March 26th.  Polling places are listed below.

The candidates are Philip Healy and Alice Vander Linden.

Healy, a business owner and Navy veteran, won that first race by just a slim 21 vote margin.  Vander Linden is a retired educator and enjoys doing a lot of volunteer work in the community including weekly with Pickens County Meals on Wheels.

District 7 was created by the SC State Legislature so the county would have an odd number of school board members, avoiding any deadlocks in voting in the future.  It is the eastern portion of Pickens County. 

The following polling places will be open from 7am to 7pm today, March 26

119 Pumpkintown
New Hope Baptist Church, 108 New Hope Rd, Pickens, SC 29671

120 Griffin
Griffin Baptist Church, 1629 Pumpkintown Hwy. Pickens SC 29671

125 Glassy Mountain
Glassy Mountain Baptist Church, 1103 Farrs Bridge Rd. Pickens, SC 29671

126 Cedar Rock 
Cedar Rock Baptist Church, 1667 Cedar Rock Church Rd. Easley, SC 29640

149 Vinland
Crosswell Elementary School, 161 School Rd. Easley, SC 29640

150 Crossroads
Crossroads Baptist Church, 160 Crossroads Church Rd. Easley, SC 29640

151 Dacusville
Former Dacusville Elementary, 2671 Earls Bridge Rd. Easley, SC 29640

152 Nine Forks
Nine Forks Baptist Church, 3207 Earls Bridge Rd. Easley, SC 29640

154 Crescent Hill
Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 115 Crescent Hill Dr. Pickens, SC 29671

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