Here are your candidates

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Campaign season is upon us and in anticipation of the Nov. 5 election for Isle of Palms, Mount Pleasant and Awendaw, the Moultrie News has once again developed a comprehensive web page for readers to get to know their candidates.

By visiting www.MoultrieNews.com you’ll find voting information, precinct locations, an election calendar and candidate biographies. Throughout the campaign the Moultrie News will publish election updates, candidate platforms and question and answer columns from the candidates.

You must be registered by Oct. 6 to vote in the Nov. 5 General Election.

Online applications must be submitted on or before the deadline to be valid for any specific election. Online voter registration does not “turn off” at the deadline. Applications submitted after the deadline will be processed but will not be valid for that particular election.

Fax and email applications must be received by the voter registration office by the deadline to be valid for a particular election. Applications received after the deadline will be processed but will not be valid for that particular election.

Mail-in applications must be postmarked by the deadline. Most registration deadlines fall on a Saturday. Check with your local post office about receiving a Saturday postmark.

Apply in person by the deadline. Check with your county voter registration office for Saturday hours.

For more information contact the Charleston County Board of Voter Registration at 744-8683 or voterregistration@charlestoncounty.org.

Don’t forget

You will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs at your polling place:

• S.C. Driver’s License

• ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles

• S.C. Voter Registration Card with Photo

• Federal Military ID

• U.S. Passport

How to get a photo ID

If you do not currently have one of the photo IDs above, you can make your voting experience as fast and easy as possible by getting one free of charge:

Registered voters can get a voter registration card with a photo from their county voter registration and elections office by simply providing their date of birth and the last four digits of their Social Security Number.

Get a DMV ID card at a local DMV office. Check with DMV or scdmvonline.com for required documents.

Election day

If you have a reasonable impediment to obtaining photo ID, you may vote a provisional ballot after showing your non-photo voter registration card. A reasonable impediment is any valid reason, beyond your control, which created an obstacle to obtaining Photo ID. Some examples include:

• Religious objection to being photographed

• Disability or illness

• Work schedule

• Lack of transportation

• Lack of birth certificate

• Family responsibilities

• Election within short time frame of implementation of photo ID law (Jan. 1, 2013)

• Any other obstacle you find reasonable

The Moultrie News will also be hosting a candidate forum for Mount Pleasant contenders. The forum will be held at Moultrie Middle School on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Do you have a question you’d like the candidates to address? If so, please email that question to Sully Witte at editor@moultrienews.com.


Mount Pleasant Mayor (One seat)

Joe Bustos

Carl Carroll Jr

George Freeman

Ken Glasson

Linda Page

Mount Pleasant Council (Four seats)

Ben Bryson

Elton Carrier

Paul Gawrych

Tim Gipe

Anthony Kowbeidu

Gary Santos

Mark Smith

Joseph Wren

Mount Pleasant Waterworks Commission (Two seats)

John Burn

Alyssondra Campaigne

Rick Crosby

Dolph Rodenberg

Awendaw Mayor (One seat)

Joe Bowers

Miriam C. Green

Awendaw Town Council (Two seats)

Bryan McNeal Jr.

Tim Penninger

Leanne Reigert

Bettye J. Simmons

Isle of Palms Mayor (One seat)

Ryan Buckhannon

Dick Cronin

Isle Of Palms Council (Four seats)

Barbara Bergwerf

Marty Bettelli

Sandy Ferencz

Patrick Harrington

Isle Of Palms Water and Sewer Commission (One seat)

Curtis Helfrich

Dana Love

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