UNION COUNTY — The residents of Union County have until Oct. 8 to register to vote in the November general election.
Filing for the nonpartisan races that will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot closed at noon Monday with a total of 38 candidates running for 24 offices.
While the filing period for candidates has closed, persons who want to vote in the election still have roughly three weeks left to do so.
Union County Voter Registrar Darlene Pettit said that in order to vote in an election, a person must be registered to do so at least 30 days in advance of that election. Pettit said that since this year’s general election falls on Nov. 8, residents of Union County must register to vote no later than Oct. 8. She said that persons who want to register to vote in the election have three options for doing so:
• Register online at scvotes.org.
• Go online at scvotes.org and print off a registration form, fill it out and mail it to her office.
• Come to the Voter Registrar’s Office and fill out the form in person.
For more information about registering to vote call the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office at 864-429-1616.
Noon Monday marked the end of the filing period for persons interested in running for one of the nonpartisan offices on the general election ballot. The following races will be on the ballot in the following jurisdictions:
Brown’s Creek Watershed
Three seats on the governing board of Brown’s Creek Watershed are on the November ballot. Pettit said that as of noon Monday the following persons had filed to run for the seats:
• Ernest “Twig” Adams (incumbent)
• Charleen Alman
• C.W. Garner (incumbent)
Soil And Water Commission
One seat on the Soil and Water Commission is on the ballot and as of the close of filing only Mike Scales had filed to run.
City Of Union
In the City of Union the Office of Mayor and the Districts 3, 4, and 6 seats on Union City Council will be on the November ballot.
All but one of those races will be contested and in each of the three contested races there are three candidates running.
Mayor Harold E. Thompson’s bid for reelection is being challenged by District 1 City Councilman Tommy Lee Anthony and businessman Robert Fred Small.
In District 3, Councilman N. Yates Giles’ bid for reelection is being challenged by Jack Kelly III and Vicki Morgan.
District 6 Councilman James G. Wilson is facing challengers Sonja S. Craig and Kristina H. Sommer.
The only uncontested race is in District 4 where Councilman Ricky Todd Harris is unopposed for reelection.
Town Of Carlisle
In the Town of Carlisle the Office of Mayor and two seats on the Carlisle Town Council are on the ballot but only the race for mayor is contested.
Mayor Mary Ferguson-Glenn is seeking reelection and is opposed by Carlisle Town Council Woman Ann Stevens.
Incumbent Council Woman Maxine Spencer and incumbent Councilman Ronnie Lyles are unopposed for reelection to their seats on the town council.
The Districts 1, 2, 6, and 7 seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees are on the November ballot but only two seats are contested.
In District 2, there are three candidates running including Charles Lott Sr., Mark Ivey, and Greg Addision. Incumbent Trustee Jantzen Childers did not file to run for reelection.
The race for the District 6 seat has drawn four candidates including incumbent Trustee Kakie White and challengers Frank M. Hart, Tammie Farr, and Rodney Johnson.
In District 1, incumbent Trustee Betty Jo McMorris is unopposed for reelection while in District 7 incumbent Trustee Manning Jeter is also unopposed for reelection.
A total of 10 seats in four fire districts are also on the November ballot and as of noon Monday the following candidates had filed to run for the seats in the following districts:
• Santuc Fire District — The three seats on the governing board are currently held by Albert Gregory, Eddie Hines, and Nancy Richardson, all of whom are unopposed for reelection.
• Monarch Fire District — Three seats on the governing board are on the ballot and incumbents Brad Jolly and Larry Robinson have filed to run along with challengers Tiffany Burnett and Thomas Littlejohn.
• Jonesville Fire District — The two seats on the governing board are currently held by James Harvey Jr. and John Vaughan, both of whom have filed to run for reelection. They are unopposed for reelection.
• Southside Fire District — The two seats on the governing board are currently held by Mark Smith and Russell Trammell, both of whom have filed to run for reelection. They are unopposed for reelection.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.