BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Two Republican candidates vying to become the next Berkeley County Sheriff face off Tuesday in a runoff.
Polls opened Tuesday morning in Berkeley County, where voters must choose between Brian Adams and Duane Lewis for the position of sheriff.
Adams took a sizable portion of the votes last month in the Berkeley County Sheriff Republic Primary, which featured 14 candidates. At the end of the night, Adams was selected in 23.75% - 3,513 votes - of the ballots submitted in Berkeley County.
"I am humbled by the amount of support that I received from the last 48 hours from people all over the county," Adams said.
Lewis came in second with 13.05% of the votes followed by Rick Ollic at 12.31%, resulting in an automatic recount. The recount confirmed Lewis would go on to the runoff.
Adams has been a police officer with the City of Goose Creek and is now working with the North Charleston Police Department.
Lewis is the Deputy Chief of Law Enforcement at Santee Cooper and previously worked at the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office.
Polls will be open until 7 p.m. For a list of Berkeley County polling locations, click here.