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Jasper County voters went to the polls during Tuesday’s general election with local and state races at the forefront.
In unofficial results, Democrat Curtis Brantley defeated Republican Greg Altizer for the Robertville Township Jasper County Council seat with 51.75 percent of the vote (4,802 votes) to 48.16 percent (4,469).
Altizer had won the special election July 17 for the vacant seat.
“I am extremely humbled by the confidence the voters have entrusted in me,” Brantley said.
For county school board, Louise Rawlings won District 6 with 96 write-in votes to Denise Davidson’s 77.
In District 8, Tedd Moyd won with 13 write-in votes and Joyce Gerald took District 2 with 69 write-in votes.
In District 4, Carolyn Bolden, who was on the ballot, took the seat with 431 votes to Randy Horton’s 149 write-in votes.
Marty Sauls (Coosawhatchie Township County Council), Monica Brooks Wilson (auditor), Buster Kleckley (probate judge), and Verna Garvin (treasurer) won uncontested seats in Jasper.
For the city of Hardeeville, incumbents Carolyn Kassel (43.16 percent) and David Spisso (36.49) retained their seats. Thomas Sandor had 19.83 percent.
Mike Davis won the Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District seat.
In Jasper, Weston Newton earned the most votes (62.66 percent) for Statehouse District 120. Jasper County voted ‘No’ (50.73-49.27) against the Constitutional amendment. A ‘No’ vote maintains the current method of electing a superintendent of education.
Jasper was in favor of Democrat James Smith for governor over incumbent Republican Henry McMaster (53.46-46.41 percent).
The votes are unofficial and will be certified 8 a.m. Friday.
The voter turnout was 46.74 percent.
For results, visit www.enr-scvotes.org/SC/Jasper/92151/Web02.214799/#/