The towns of Silverstreet and Little Mountain have closed the books for their elections.
For Silverstreet, nobody filed to run for the two open council seats so residents will be able to write-in whomever they choose.
Residents may write in current council members or new ones. The current seats that are open for the town are Shirley Berry and Michael Bouknight.
The mayor, Travis Gilliam, has filed as an incumbent but people may write in if they choose.
Newberry County Voter Registration Director Brenda Rogers says this is not common for nobody to file and will provide for a new experience, for her at least.
Silverstreet registered voters head to the polls in the regular November election.
For Little Mountain, petitions were to be filed with the town and not the county’s voter registration.
Current council member and mayor pro tem Melvin Bowers petitioned along with Susan Epting. Epting will take over Roxie Derrick’s seat in January.
Petitioners had to have filed their petitions by Aug. 8 with the town clerk by noon.
Nobody has filed for the mayor spot and residents will head to the polls for the regular November election for the mayor vote. Currently, Buddy Johnson is mayor but he did not file a petition so he will not run again. Johnson has served 16 years as mayor.
Residents who are registered voters will have to write in a candidate.
The towns are non-partisan and each term is for four years.