OK, so now we know poll workers aren't zoologists.
Friend and Greer resident Bob Anderson found that out when a stuffed giraffe belonging to toddler son Bobby was deemed "political propaganda" by a poll worker Tuesday morning as the family waited to vote.
A host of incumbent or unopposed candidates made their way back into office Tuesday night following elections held in Greenville and Spartanburg counties.
The unopposed winners, all Republicans, are:
Here's how the vote broke down throughout the Greer Area.
Incumbent Trey Gowdy (Republican) was an overwhelming winner to serve another term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing District 4.
Gowdy beat his democrat rival Deb Morrow by a 2-1 margin. He received 107,426 votes of all Greenville County Districts reporting to Morrow's 50,581. Gowdy earned 65.32 percent of the votes and Morrow gathered 39.75 percent.
GREENVILLE COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS
Polls opened this morning in Greer with cold, rainy weather greeting most of the voters at their precincts.
"It's raw out here," said a man leaving Riverside High School. The weather was expected to clear by mid-afternoon with temperaures remaining in the 40s with a brisk wind making it feel colder.
Election officials in Greenville County are expecting a turnout similar to the 2008 Presidential election when polls open early Tuesday morning.
“I think we’ll be looking at about 70 percent (of registered voters) who will vote,” said Greenville County Election Commissioner Conway Belangia. “I don’t think there will be much of a fall off.”
ON YOUR BALLOTS
Races involving Greer voters:
Greer polling sites in Spartanburg County
Arlington: (new name for the church): Rebirth Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center (2375 Racing Rd, Greer)
GREER/TAYLORS POLLING SITES
Polls open 7 a.m., close 7 p.m.