NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Voters in North Myrtle Beach will have to head back to the polls in a couple of weeks for a runoff election.
The special election is to fill an at-large city council seat.
According to the vote tallies, none of the candidates received 50% of the total votes cast, plus one.
Therefore, there will be a runoff election on March 16 between Trey Skidmore who received 961 votes and Ron Nichols who received 514 votes.
“We thank all of the candidates for having offered their talents and expertise to North Myrtle Beach voters. It’s not easy to step up to the plate in this manner, and we all appreciate the care you have shown for North Myrtle Beach,” the city of North Myrtle Beach stated.
The preliminary vote tallies for the special election were as follows:
- Dr. Elizabeth Conley – 80
- William Davis – 59
- Robert Halpin – 36
- Terry Jeffers – 41
- Bob Lucas – 284
- Michael Mishoe – 50
- Ron Nichols – 514
- Elizabeth Anne Prince – 49
- Ed Ramey – 9
- Trey Skidmore – 961
The term for the seat will run from March 2021 until November 2021.