James Island voters went to the polls Tuesday and voted once again to incorporate the town.
For a fourth time, residents decided in a referendum to incorporate and form the town of James Island. Of those who voted, 85% supported incorporation. In the previous three attempts, the city of Charleston successfully challenged James Island’s incorporation.
However, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley said Tuesday he would let the vote stand as long as the incorporation was done properly. Former James Island mayor Bill Woolsey says he hopes Riley stays true to that statement.
The vote will be certified Thursday. Elections for mayor and city councilmembers are scheduled for July 31.
Sheree Bernardi of Charleston affiliate WTMA contributed to this report