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Polls close in the Lowcountry for mayoral, council elections

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Polls across the Lowcountry have closed and we now await election results, including the race for Mount Pleasant's new mayor. It's one of the top races in the area.

Several other cities and towns around the Lowcountry are having mayoral and council elections. They include Awendaw, the Isle of Palms, Lincolnville and Seabrook.

Charleston voters cast their ballots for city council, and in Ravenel, Summerville, and Moncks Corner, there are open seats on their town councils up for election.

Voters in Dorchester County will decide today if they would rather pay a little more for clothes  and groceries and at the same time, reduce their property taxes. Residents will vote on adding a one percent sales tax which is supposed to reduce property taxes.

If voters say "yes," it could bring in as much as $8 million in the first year. If the tax referendum passes, it would take effect next summer.

We have a page dedicated to Election Day in the Lowcountry found here.

For Charleston County results click here. For other county elections including Dorchester and Berkeley, you can visit this page.

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