9 candidates vying for 3 seats on Surfside Beach council

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Voters in Surfside Beach can head to the polls Tuesday to elect three candidates to the town council.

Two incumbents, two former council members, and the wife of a current councilman are among the nine candidates vying for three Surfside Beach Town Council slots.

Rod Smith and Beth Kohlmann are seeking re-election, while council member Ann Dodge did not sign up to run back in January. Former council members Bob Childs and Sammy Truett will be trying to regain their seats on the council, and Carrie Johnson is seeking a seat on the council to serve alongside her husband Mark.

The other candidates on the ballot are Sandra Elliott, Ralph Magliette, David Pellegrino and Keith Dame.

Poll are open until 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, and the two precincts voting locations are at Dick M. Johnson Civic Center, 829 Pine Drive, and Surfside United Methodist Church, 13th Avenue North.

The deadline to register to vote in this election was March 7. Voters must present a valid voter registration certificate with a photo attached, or a South Carolina driver's license, or another approved photo ID at the polling place.

Candidates must receive a majority of the votes cast for the seat for which they have filed. If necessary, a run-off election will be held on April 22.

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