Last updated: June 23. 2014 7:41AM - 282 Views
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UNION COUNTY — Voters in Union County will have the opportunity to help select the Democratic and Republican nominees for two statewide offices in Tuesday’s runoff.

Tuesday’s ballot will feature races for the Republican and Democratic nominations for State Superintendent of Education and the Republic nomination for Lieutenant Governor.

The runoffs are being held because none of the candidates running for those nominations got a majority of the vote in the June 10 primaries.

There are no local races on the ballot.


The runoff for the Democratic nomination for State Superintendent of Education pits Sheila C. Gallagher against Tom Thompson.


The runoff for the Republican nomination for State Superintendent of Education pits Sally Atwater against Molly Mitchell Spearman.

The runoff for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor pits Mike Campbell against Henry McMaster.


In the June 10 primary, voters had to choose between voting in the Democratic primary or the Republican primary.

Union County Election Commission Chairman Keith Vanderford said Friday that those who chose to vote Democrat in the primary must again do so in the runoff while those who voted Republican on June 10 must do so again Tuesday. He said they cannot change from one party to another.

Vanderford said those who did not vote in the primary will have the option of choosing between the two parties.

In the November general election, Vanderford said voters may vote for the candidates of any party they choose.

Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

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