Cayce changes election cycle

The Cayce City Council adopted a new ordinance June 19 to change the Cayce municipal election cycle to run on odd-numbered years, at the request of the Lexington County Commission of Registration and Elections.

Currently, the City of Cayce municipal elections are held on even-numbered years. The City of Cayce was the only one of the 14 municipalities in Lexington County to have consistently held elections on even-numbered years without change.  

The reasons for the change are: 

• Reducing confusion at the polls. Currently many voters do not realize there is a municipal election on the ballot as well as State and Federal Elections.

• Reducing the demand on the county election staff.

• Eliminating poll workers assisting voters with filling out a paper ballot.

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