By David Meade
Williamston voters will go back to the polls next Tuesday (Nov. 22) to decide who will serve on Williamston Town Council on the Ward 4 seat. Incumbent Councilman Otis Scott hopes to retain the seat he presently holds while political newcomer Chris Alexander will challenge Scott for the seat.
Alexander said he was very appreciative and humbled by the votes he received. “I am thankful for everyone’s support.” He asked voters to come back out in next Tuesday. “I would appreciate their support.” Scott said if he is re-elected he will be a full time councilman representing the citizens of the town and will be available anytime.
Scott thanked “all of the town people that turned out last week and supported me. I pray they will come out Tuesday. I look forward to serving the town four more years.”
Scott and Alexander were the top two vote getters in the three way race for the seat in the election held last week. Scott had a total of 421 votes while Alexander received 365. Scott’s second challenger, Tim Farmer received 206 votes.
Voters in the Cedar Grove Precinct located inside the municipal limits of the Town of Williamston will cast their ballots for the Williamston Runoff Election at the Williamston Mill Precinct at Calvary Baptist Church.
Polling places are: The Williamston Mill Precinct at Calvary Baptist Church; the Williamston Precinct at Palmetto Middle School. The Cedar Grove Precinct will be at the Williamston Mill Precinct.
Vote counting will take place at Palmetto Middle School following the closing of polls at 7 p.m.