The polls opened early Tuesday morning. Fog was thick and few people ventured out early in the morning. Fewer than eight had voted by eight-thirty this morning at the polls located in the Park Street Baptist Church fellowship hall. One poll worker surmised that the election was procedural in that the Greenville City Charter and the State Constitution is being amended. He went on to opine that three (maybe four) per cent of the electorate will decide very important issues for the remaining 96%.
There were seven issues concerning the City Charter on the ballot. One was raising the homestead exemption from 15 to 25% of appraised value. Eleven propositions were on the state ballot. Some included residency requirements for elected officials while others affected fees expended for roadways in the state.