Vote Sign, Aiken Municipal Building

A woman heads into the Aiken Municipal Building, 214 Park Ave. S.W., on Tuesday.

It was a big voting day in Aiken County.

The Republican runoff election for S.C. House District 84 was held Tuesday, as was the Republican primary for Aiken City Council District 3.

Melissa Oremus beat Alvin Padgett in the race for the House seat. No Democrat filed for the special election, which follows the death of state Rep. Ronnie Young, R-Clearwater.

Kay Biermann Brohl beat John Klecker and Nick Weaver in the race for the Aiken City Council seat.

Brohl will face Democrat John Brecht in the November general election. Dick Dewar, the City Council District 3 incumbent, is not seeking reelection.

8:39 p.m.

Kay Biermann Brohl beat John Klecker and Nick Weaver in the race for the Aiken City Council seat.

Brohl reported 457 votes, or 67.8%; Klecker reported 200 votes, or 29.6%; and Weaver reported 17 votes, or 2.5%.

8:30 p.m.

Melissa Oremus has won the S.C. House District 84 runoff, per Aiken County elections panel.

Oremus secured 56.28% of the vote. Alvin Padgett secured 43.72% of the vote.

8:26 p.m.

According to the Aiken County Election Commission, with 82% of precincts reporting, Melissa Oremus is beating Alvin Padgett 1,130 to 883 in the S.C. House District 84 runoff.

That's 56% to 43%.

8:10 p.m.

According to the Aiken County Election Commission, with two of six precincts reporting in the Aiken City Council District 3 Republican primary, Kay Brohl is reporting 165 votes, John Klecker is reporting 30 votes and Nick Weaver is reporting 2 votes. 

7 p.m.

Polls close.

6 p.m.

Polls close in an hour. Vote if you haven't already.

4:20 p.m.

DISTRICT 84: Twelve people in Precinct 65 have cast a vote today.

4:04 p.m.

DISTRICT 84: A total 91 voters have shown up to the Langley Community Center, Precinct 18.

Voters are just trickling in, staff says.

3:40 p.m.

DISTRICT 3: St. Paul Lutheran Church is busy. Those working the polls say turnout has been "very steady."

The church, representing precincts 20, 47, 60 and 66, has seen a total 291 voters today.

3:18 p.m. 

DISTRICT 3: The total ballots cast in Precinct 1 has more than doubled since this morning.

The Municipal Building, representing precincts 1 and 5, has welcomed 122 voters today. 

1 p.m.

Halfway there.

Polls are open for another six hours.

12:53 p.m.

DISTRICT 84: Ten people have voted at the First Baptist Church of Warrenville, Precinct 41.

12:40 p.m.

DISTRICT 84: Poll workers at Clearwater Elementary School say a couple of people trickle in to vote every hour.

The total here is 63.

12:23 p.m.

DISTRICT 84: Precinct 51, the Aiken County Career Center, has a total 77 ballots cast.

The career center and Aiken Technical College are typically some of the busiest polling places. They're also right down the road from each other.

12:13 p.m.

DISTRICT 84: A total 73 people have voted at Aiken Technical College, Precinct 71.

Poll workers say it's been a slow day. The hope here is to break the 100-voter mark.

10:57 a.m.

DISTRICT 3: A total 124 ballots have been cast at St. Paul Lutheran Church, the go-to for a cluster of precincts.

Precinct 20 has the largest turnout so far — 69 voters.

A staffer says turnout has been steady.

10:15 a.m.

DISTRICT 3: A total 52 ballots have been cast at the Aiken Municipal Building. Roughly 5% of voters from Precinct 1 have shown up; 0% from Precinct 5 have shown up.

Staffers say the turnout is about right for the early morning.

7 a.m.

Polls open.

Colin Demarest is the government and Savannah River Site reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter: @demarest_colin