All the info you need about the local races on November 3 (updated x2)

Update November 3:

Well, the witching hour is nearly upon us. You can follow along with the Twitter stream on our homepage.

We'll be sure to post about the results as their known, but you can follow along at the county and at Live 5 News who has a results ticker on their homepage.

Update November 3:

Today's the big day. 

Just walking into today's election like a drunken sailor? Well The Post and Courier has a 5-minute rundown on all the races to get you sobered up.

If you don't know where your polling spot is,you can get it over here.

First reporting:

The big story on the Lowcountry's Nov. 3 ballot is the crowded field in Mount Pleasant, where it's likely that neither the top vote-getter in the mayoral race nor any of the four council winners will finish with a majority.

Read more stories on this subject in our election topic page.But there are interesting if lightly covered races elsewhere too, including four council districts in Charleston, mayor and council seats on the Isle of Palms and in rapidly urbanizing Awendaw, plus a Sunday beer-and-wine sales vote that could say a lot about Moncks Corner's civic identity.

We've studied local news sources for their election coverage and linked to the most useful, complete or relevant items we could find. We'll add to this index in the final days leading up to the election, and please let us know if there's other material that belongs on this list.

We've sorted the list with the most recent coverage up top but highlighted the best of the best if you're the skimming type.

But first some handy links


Mount Pleasant

Three candidates for mayor, no incumbent; 19 candidates four at-large seats, no incumbents; Top vote-getters win seats regardless of percentage (no runoff rule to produce a majority).

Mount Pleasant mayoral candidates




Four council seats (James Island, two West Ashley, and on split between Downtown and West Ashley). Each seat is contested but only two have incumbents.


A mayoral race -- for the first time in the town's short history -- and a council election.

There are five candidates for three four-year seats (incumbent Miriam Green, Betty Simmons, Isaiah Simmons, Albertha Singleton and incumbent Bryan McNeal Jr.) and two candidates (James Bubba Godwin and Sheila Powell) for a fourth council seat with a two-year term.

Moncks Corner

Six candidates for three open, at-large seats and a Sunday alcohol sales referendum.

Isle of Palms

The mayor's seat and four council seats are up. Dick Cronin is the incumbent mayor and faces challenger Jimmy Ward.



Council candidates are Barbara Bergwerf, Marty Bettelli, Ron Denton, Barb Gobien, Sandy Stone, and Doug Thomas. 



Mayor and four council seats. No coverage found, but with just one mayoral and four council candidates, it may be a mute point.

Candidate for mayor is Rutledge B Leland III. Council candidates are Aaron Baldwin, Robert J Gannon, Gussie Humes,  and Jim Scott. 

The Post and Courier reported earlier that the election was canceled and everyone candidate's a winner. 


Three council seats. Council candidates are Robert Cochran, Harold Buck Dukes Jr, Willie Gordon, and Laura Parker.

Candidate profiles (Oct. 29, Post and Courier -- scroll down)

Town of Rockville

There's only one candidate for mayor, Mary Ann Cates. And only three candidates vying for four council seats (maybe elect yourself?) Allen Whilden Holmes, Henry Holst Sr, Zachary Nelson.

Candidate profiles (Oct. 29, Post and Courier -- scroll down).

Seabrook Island

Mayor and four council seats.

There's only one candidate for mayor, Bill Holtz. Six folks are vying for the four council seats: Terry Ahearn, Jerry Cummin, Frank J Farfone, Henry Hobson, Samuel L Reed, and Robert M Savin. And two are out for a utility commission seat: Charles L Measter and Leon Vancini.

Candidate profiles (Oct. 29, Post and Courier -- scroll down)

*Note: No races scheduled in Dorchester County.