The town of James Island will grow by 157 households and the town of Lincolnville will get a new mayor, according to unofficial results from two special elections Tuesday.
The annexation included 148 residential lots west of Fort Johnson Road area and nine in the east Lighthouse Point area. Only those households up for annexation could vote. All those eligible had petitioned for annexation, so the question was expected to pass.
Turnout was light, with only 25 of 275 registered voters casting a ballot. The annexation passed by 84 percent to 16 percent, according to unofficial results.
Lincolnville is a town of about 1,200 residents between Ladson and Summerville. Mayor Tyrone Aiken was defending his seat against Town Councilman Charles Duberry.
Duberry got 120 votes or 55 percent of the vote, and Aiken got 99 votes or 45 percent, according to the unofficial results.
Aiken and Duberry faced each other in an election last November in which Duberry got three more votes than Aiken. But the validity of several votes was successfully challenged and the election rescheduled.
The results will be certified later this week.
Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.
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