Pardon Our Mess: Ordinance requires campaign signs be removed

...Augusta's code enforcement division mailed a letter to candidates Friday reminding them to remove signs, said Board of Elections Director Lynn Bailey. In the past two weeks, the elections office has forwarded complaints about specific signs to the...

Gay hired as new Columbia County elections director

...Nancy Gay has been promoted to Columbia County's elections director, succeeding the retired Deborah Marshall.The...for hiring, Long said.Marshall, the previous elections director, retired in December. She had been on medical...

Tax commissioner vote to wait until November

...as Columbia County tax commissioner will have to wait until November, officials said Thursday.Columbia County Elections Director Nancy Gay said her understanding of the law is that it requires such an election coincide with a general election...

Blocker-Adams still officially in Augusta mayoral race

...election, "she is a candidate like everyone else, treated like everyone else," said Travis Doss, the assistant elections director.That means if Blocker-Adams garners sufficient votes, she could win outright or head into a July runoff with...

Ron Cross, Doug Duncan easily win Columbia County Commission races

...and the commissioners to understand the issues and hit the ground running in January," he said.Columbia County Elections Director Nancy Gay said she was "very disappointed" with voter turnout considering the number of races. She wasn't sure...

Commission candidates report fundraising for May 20 elections

...commission seats had not filed campaign financial reports at Richmond County Board of Elections late Monday.Deputy Elections Director Travis Doss said the candidates can still meet the deadline by having their reports postmarked by Monday.

Election officials review applications for director post

...of the Columbia County Board of Elections met Wednesday to begin wading through the applications for the vacant elections director's position.With 45 applications for the post left open with the retirement of Deborah Marshall, the process...

Election workers prepare for lines at polls Tuesday

...more than half his life."I've been doing this since I was 13, and now I'm 30," he said.Richmond County Elections Director Lynn Bailey said all the polling places are normally set up no later than 3 p.m.Even though nearly half of the...

Voter fraud rare in Richmond County elections, official says

...topics across the nation, but for Richmond County Elections Director Lynn Bailey, it's almost a non-issue.In her 19 years as elections director, Bailey said she can't recall a single proven...

Aiken lawmakers question officials about delays

...Edgefield Sen. Shane Massey said Monday that residents told him they waited 90 minutes to vote in one neighborhood.Elections director Cynthia Holland says she doesn't think her office had enough voting machines. County Administrator Clay Killian...