Easley man calls for election reform

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

EASLEY — An Easley resident is urging council to amend the city’s election system, to allow for the elimination of runoffs.

The former chairman of the Pickens County Republican Party, Rick Tate spoke at Easley City Council’s July 11 meeting, asking that Mayor Butch Womack and council “changing the way we do elections here in the City of Easley.”

“Go to the plurality scheme and do away with the runoff, the 50 plus one,” he said.

It is within council’s purview to change the system, with a simple majority

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