Fort Mill Times

Election Day nears: What to know for Nov. 3 voting

The decision on electing a Fort Mill mayor, Tega Cay City Council members and the fate of a countywide bond decision await voters Nov. 3.

As for getting out to vote, not much is new for 2015. One of the six new polling places countywide is in Fort Mill, but all other locations remain unchanged from previous elections. Residents in the Stateline precinct who voted at SpringHill Church now will vote at Flint Hill Baptist Church.

“We had to move some of our voting locations but didn’t create new precincts,” said Wanda Hemphill, director of the county registration and elections office. “We had to move Stateline from SpringHill Church to Flint Hill Baptist because the building was being sold.”

As of the 2014 general election, Stateline had 1,347 registered voters.

Here’s what voters need to know for the election:

▪ All York County voters have a bond question on their ballot. It asks whether the county should be able to issue general obligation bonds up to $89.77 million for several projects. They include renovation at the Heckle Complex including a new family court facility. They include expansion of Moss Justice Center to include new judicial, court and Sheriff’s Office space, parking, access and security improvements. Also a new recycling center, building renovations and security for public works, along with facility upgrades at the Clover and Fort Mill magistrate courts.

A “yes” vote allows the bonds, a “no” vote doesn’t.

▪ Voters inside Fort Mill town limits will choose between Fort Mill Town Council members Tom Adams and Guynn Savage, to succeed Mayor Danny Funderburk.

Three council seats come due as well, but each has just one candidate running, so they won’t show up on the ballot.

▪ Voters inside Tega Cay city limits get to choose two names for two seats on the council. Candidates are Abigail Duval, Lisa Marie Johnson, Theresia Keys, Ron Kirby, Chris Larsen, David O’Neal and Ryan Richard.

▪ Registered voters can cast ballots from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 3.

▪ Absentee in-person voting ends at 5 p.m. Nov. 2. Those voters can do so at the 13 S. Congress St. office in York.

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In Lancaster County, the next vote doesn’t come until the February presidential preference primary.

“We don’t have anything on the ballot in the Indian Land area,” said Mary Ann Hudson, voter and registrations office director.