JONESVILLE — Four candidates have filed to run in a special election to fill a seat on the Jonesville Town Council left vacant by a councilman’s resignation in June.
In a letter to Mayor Ernest Moore and the town council, Councilman Robert Hill announced that “it is with great regret that I inform you that I am resigning from my position as a Council Member of The Jonesville Town Council for Family and Personal reasons. Please accept this formal resignation effective on this day, June 12, 2017. I will treasure the opportunity to have served as a Council Member for My Town and My Community.”
Hill’s resignation left his council seat vacant and the town has scheduled a special election on Tuesday, Sept. 5 to fill the seat.
Jonesville residents interested in running for the seat and serving out Hill’s unexpired term were given the opportunity to file to run for the office during a filing period that began on Friday, June 30.
The filing period closed Monday at noon and Jonesville Town Clerk April Smith said that the following persons had filed to run in the special election:
• Lou Aste
• Ronnie Jenkins
• Danny Gregory
• Errol Graham
Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 for the special election. Smith said voters will cast their ballots at the Jonesville Box 1 precinct in the cafeteria of the Jonesville Municipal Complex and at Jonesville Box 2 at the Jonesville Fire Department.
Smith said that persons who have not registered to vote but want to vote in the special election have until Aug. 5 to register. She said that those who want to register must do so at the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office in Union.
Union County Voter Registrar Darlene Pettit said that residents of the Town of Jonesville wanting to register to vote in the special election can do so online at SCVotes.org; obtain an application to register at her office and then mail it in; or file at her office in person. Pettit said that persons wanting an application to file either through the mail or at her office must bring photo identification such as driver’s license in order to do so.
For more information about the Sept. 5 special election call the Jonesville Town Clerk’s Office at 864-674-5746 and for more information on registering to vote in the election call the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office at 864-429-1616.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.