By Stephanie Braswell for the Island Connection
The Towns of Kiawah and Seabrook will co-host a “meet the candidates” event for the two Republican primary candidates for County Council District 9 – Joe Qualey and Jenny Costa Honeycutt on Wednesday, May 30 from 1-3 p.m. at the Kiawah Island Municipal Center located at 4475 Betsy Kerrison Parkway.
Both Mayor Weaver and Mayor Ciancio will be asking each candidate a series of questions on behalf of their residents. If you wish to suggest a question for the candidates, please do so in advance. Kiawah residents should send their questions to sbraswell@ kiawahisland.org. Seabrook residents should send their questions to jcronin@ townofseabrookisland.org.
Kiawah and Seabrook make up an important part of Charleston County Council’s District 9 jurisdiction and a good voter turnout can be determinative in the election. The Republican primary election for the District 9 Council race will be held Tuesday, June 12. There is no Democrat primary for the District 9 Council race on June 12.
Why Does This June 12 Primary Election Matter?
- If the Republican nominee for County Council’s District 9 wins election in November, she or he will vote for the next four years on all county matters and issues affecting Kiawah and Seabrook, as well as the remainder of the district including James Island, Folly Beach, and parts of West Ashley and Johns Island.
- There are a number of very important county issues that affect and impact the residents of Kiawah and Seabrook, such as the road safety and congestion, the delivery of public safety services, and the continued growth of Johns Island that will demand attention during this next term of office.
- Historically, the services furnished by Charleston County to Kiawah and Seabrook have not been commensurate to the proportion of the County’s revenue derived from our two communities.
How to Obtain an Absentee Ballot
All eligible voters have the opportunity to vote in the June 12 Republican primary, as well as the general election in November, with an absentee ballot. To request an absentee ballot, call 843.744.8683 or submit written request for absentee ballot application to absentee@ charlestoncounty.org. Learn more at CharlestonCounty.org/departments/bevr/ absentee-voting.php