Voters in the new Town of James Island go to the polls Tuesday to elect a Town Council.
There will be no race for mayor, as former mayor Bill Woolsey was the only candidate listed as seeking the top job when the filing period closed last month.
Seven others filed for the four available Town Council seats: Mary Beth Berry, Leonard Blank, Marilyn Clifford, Sandi Engelman, Sam Kernodle, Darren “Troy” Mullinax and Linda Womack.
Council seats will be elected at-large, with the top four finishers declared the winners. The terms for mayor and council are two years. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Local voters recently approved the town’s fourth bid for incorporation after three previous tries were overturned by city of Charleston legal challenges. Charleston Mayor Joe Riley opted against challenging the most current version.
Swearing in for the new administration and council is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at James Island Town Hall, with Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell presiding. The election results will be certified earlier in the day.