The town of Lynchburg is holding a special election Tuesday, November 9, to elect a new mayor. However, no names are on the ballot. No one applied for the job and deadline for filing for the seat was last Friday.
According to the South Carolina Election Commission, the election must go on and the ballots have a place for voters to write-in their choice for mayor. Town Clerk Jackie McDonald says voters are showing up.
The election is in the process right now, so we do have people coming in, so whomever they do have in mind, they feel would be a better candidate for the job , they write the person’s name in.
The election is required to fill the unexpired term of former Mayor Thompson Isaac, who resigned in August. Isaac said he is not a write-in candidate. Councilwoman Marion McLamb is currently serving as the mayor in her position on town council as Mayor Pro Tem.
The winner of the nonpartisan election will serve as mayor for about eight months. A new election will take place in June because Isaac’s term expires June 30.