No one to be listed for downtown seat in Charleston County School Board race
Charleston County voters won’t see a school board candidate from downtown listed on their ballots in November, but two hopefuls plan to wage write-in campaigns to win that seat.
Two downtown residents — industrial real estate broker Todd Garrett, 36, and self-employed painter Tony Lewis, 50 — filed to run for that spot, but neither qualified to be listed on the ballot.
That means voters will have to type in their pick at the polls, and whoever receives the most votes wins.
To be listed on the ballot, candidates must have 500 signatures from qualified county voters, and half of those must be from the district where they live. Candidates must live in certain areas, but voters can cast a ballot for every open seat, regardless of where they live.
Garrett didn’t have enough qualified signatures on his petitions, while Lewis didn’t turn in enough signatures to be verified.