Irmo town council candidate disqualified

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Published: Oct. 23, 2023 at 3:13 PM EDT
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IRMO, S.C. (WIS) - A man running for the Town of Irmo Municipal Election was disqualified, the Lexington County Election Commission announced.

Officials announced on Monday, the candidate, George Frazier, was ineligible to vote in the election he was running in.

The Lexington County Election Commission sent WIS News 10 a statement of Frazier’s disqualification:

Thank you for reaching out to me. Failsafe Voting is designed to allow voters who have moved from ‘one South Carolina precinct to another’ and failed to update their address to update the address on Election Day and vote (7-5-440). Mr. Frazier moved into Lexington County from Richland County. His move should have been reported at least 30 days before the Election to be able to Vote. Mr. Frazier was disqualified as a Candidate as he was ineligible to vote in the election that you are running in. I have spoken directly with Mr. Frazier about this matter. (see Article…and the AG opinion is attached)

In addition, due to the timeline of building the Election, it is past the 48th-day deadline to have his name removed. I have attached the AG Opinion on this matter.

Early Voting started today and a notice was posted stating the disqualification of Mr. Frazier as a Candidate.

You can see a copy of the Attorney General’s office opinion:

Frazier told WIS News 10 that he moved to Irmo from Richland County on Monday, Oct. 2, but did not notify the election commission in time of the move. He said he caught pneumonia and ended up in the hospital for a few days.

The election commission said Early and Absentee Voting has begun. They added the Town of Irmo was not responsible for the determination of Frazier’s disqualification.

The Municipal Election Day is on Tuesday, November 7.

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