Vote

Ted, left, and Bet Girardeau use new voting machines to cast their ballots in Precinct 1 at the Aiken Municipal Auditorium.  

LaDonna Hall won the mayor’s seat in Salley after receiving 39 write-in votes Tuesday, according unofficial election results.

She defeated incumbent Nathan R. “Bob” Salley, who received 38 votes.

According to the Town of Salley’s ordinance, its elections are determined by the plurality method, which means that a candidate can win with just one more vote than a rival, said Aiken County Registration and Elections Executive Director Cynthia Holland.

Incumbent Marion Milhouse Jr. defeated Rhonda Poole for seat 2 on Salley’s town council.

Millhouse received 68 votes, and Poole received 26.

Cassandra Hicks Brown won seat 4 on Salley’s town council with 49 votes.

Her rivals, Leah Shackleford and Hall, received 45 and five votes, respectively.

Voter turnout in Salley was 45.78%.

In Burnettown, incumbents James McIntosh and Hector Rodriguez were reelected to town council.

They were the only candidates who filed to run for the two seats that were open.

McIntosh received 41 votes, and Rodriguez received 58.

There were 10 write-in votes.

In Monetta, incumbent Charles McCormick was reelected mayor, receiving 13 votes. He was the only candidate who filed to run.

Jeffery Hartley and Alice Harris each received two votes as write-ins.

Also in Monetta, incumbent Jeffrey McKay was reelected to town council. He received 16 votes.

Two seats were open, but he was the only candidate who filed to run.

Jerry Martin received five of the eight write-in votes and won the other available position.

In Perry, incumbent Tony E. Thompson Sr. won the race for seat 3 on town council with 19 votes. His challenger, Shannon Christofferson, received 10.

There were no write-in votes.

Incumbent Jenell Gilbert was reelected to seat 4 on Perry’s town council. The only candidate who filed to run, she received 25 votes. There was only one write-in vote.

In Wagener, incumbents George Smith and Ann McLaurin Widener were reelected to town council. They received 70 and 59 votes, respectively.

The other candidates for the two open positions and their vote totals were Jennie Marshall, 33, George Cowboy Day, 28, and Kelvin Mitchell, 19. There was one write-in vote.

​Dede Biles is the Aiken County government, business and horse industry reporter for the Aiken Standard. Follow her on Twitter @DBethBiles.