SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A runoff election could be in the town of Surfside Beach's future after a special election on Tuesday could not produce a majority vote-getter in the race to fill the unexpired term of Mayor Bob Childs on the town council.
According to unofficial results from Debra Herrmann, town clerk of Surfside Beach, a total of 683 votes were cast. A winner would need in excess of the 341.5 majority.
Julie Samples had the most votes with 336. She was followed by Wanda Spannuth with 214 and Mary Mabry with 133, according to the unofficial tally.
The Municipal Election Commissioners will certify the election results on Thursday at 10 a.m. in Surfside Beach Town Council chambers, Herrmann said.
If no candidate is declared a winner, the runoff election will be held Aug. 23.
Childs, who previously served on the town council, was elected mayor in April over incumbent Doug Samples.