UNION COUNTY — The Union County Voter Registrar’s Office will be open Saturday and Sunday mornings to give candidates a chance to file to run in either Democratic or Republican primaries on June 10.
Filing for the primaries closes at noon Sunday and Union County Voter Registrar Darlene Pettit said that because the last two days of the filing period fall on Saturday and Sunday her office will be open both days from 8 a.m-noon.
The Union County Voter Registrar’s Office is located at 1246 S. Duncan Bypass, Suite B, Union, in what used to be the old Chrysler dealership building.
Pettit said that anyone wanting to run in either the Democratic or Republican primaries for one of the partisan offices that will be on the November ballot must bring their “statement of intention of candidacy and party pledge form” to her office. She said the form is available at both the scvotes.org website and at her office.
In addition to the form, Pettit said candidates must also bring their filing fee. The fees are also listed on the scvotes.org website.
For more information about filing to run for partisan office in the primaries and general election, contact the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office at 864-429-1616.
There will be a total of 20 partisan offices on the November ballot in Union County, including seven countywide offices, two seats on Union County Council, and the S.C. House District 42 seat that encompasses the county and part of Laurens County.
As of Thursday afternoon, however, only 10 candidates have filed to run for either the Democratic or Republican nominations for the county and state legislative offices that will be on the November ballot. Those who have filed, their party affiliation, and the offices they are seeking include:
• S.C. House District 42 — Incumbent Rep. Mike Anthony is seeking the Democratic nomination while Buffalo farmer Mark Cathcart and former Clinton mayor David Tribble Jr. are seeking the Republican nomination.
• Union County Supervisor — District 2 Union County Councilman Frank Hart is seeking the Democratic nomination.
• Union County Probate Judge — Jonesville Municipal Judge Calvin Payton is seeking the Democratic nomination while William D. All III, a student at the University of South Carolina, School of Law, is seeking the Republican nomination.
• Union County Auditor — Incumbent Brad Valentine is seeking the Democratic nomination.
• Union County Coroner — Incumbent William Holcombe is seeking the Democratic nomination.
• Union County Council District 1 — Incumbent Joan Little is seeking the Democratic nomination.
• Union County Council District 4 — Incumbent Ben Ivey is seeking the Democratic nomination.
Though they have announced their candidacies, Union County Supervisor Tommy Sinclair and Union County Treasurer Dianne Wilkins had not filed with the Voter Registrar’s Office as of Thursday afternoon.