UNION — Candidates wanting to run for Union City Council can begin filing to do so this coming Monday and persons who want to vote in those and other elections having until the first week in October to register to do so.
City of Union Municipal Clerk Gloria Rogers announced Monday that filing for the three Union City Council seats that will be on the ballot in November will open Monday, July 30 at noon and close Wednesday, Aug. 15 at noon.
The Districts 1, 2, and 5 Union City Council seats will be on the ballot in November. They are currently held by council members Tommy Anthony (1), Robert Garner (2), and Pamela G. Sloss (5).
Rogers said that persons who want to vote in the Nov. 6 general election must register to do so by Oct. 5. She said that they must do so with the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office.
For more information about filing for these seats and other related matters call the City of Union Municipal Clerk’s Office at 864-429-1701.
The Union City Council seats are among a number of non-partisan offices that will be on the ballot in November. A non-partisan office is one where the candidates for them do not run as the nominee of a particular political party, but simply as individuals.
In Union County, non-partisan offices include the seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees, the seats on the councils and the mayor’s offices of the county’s four incorporated municipalities (Union, Jonesville, Carlisle, and Lockhart), and the seats on the boards of the county’s fire districts and various other special districts.
This year, in addition to the three Union City Council seats, the non-partisan races on the November ballot will include seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees, on the Carlisle Town Council, and on the governing boards of five fire districts, and a local watershed. Filing for those other seats has been open since July 16 but will also close at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Persons who want to vote in these elections must also register with the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office by Oct. 5.
On the ballot will be the Districts 3, 4, 5, 8, and 9 seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees.
The seats are currently held by trustees Mike Massey (3), Gene “Doc” Lipsey (4), Jane Hammett (5), Wanda All (8), and Jane Wilkes (9).
Union County Voter Registrar Darlene Pettit said that as of Monday, Lipsey has filed to run for reelection to his seat while Mike “Brokearm” Cohen has filed to run the District 5 seat.
Also on the ballot will be a total of 12 seats on the following fire boards:
• Carlisle Fire Board — 2
• Santuc Fire Board — 2
• Monarch Fire Board — 2
• Jonesville Fire Board — 3
• Southside Fire Board — 3
Two seats on the governing board of the Browns Creek Watershed will also be on the ballot.
For more information about filing for these races and other related matters call the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office at 864-429-1616.
The seats on the Carlisle Town Council currently held by council members Ann Stevens and Darlene Small will be on the ballot in the Town of Carlisle.
Persons wanting to run for those seats must file to do so at the Carlisle Town Hall which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Carlisle Town Clerk Shannon McBride said that as of Monday no one had filed to run for the seats.
For more information about filing for these seats and other related matters call the Town of Carlisle Municipal Clerk’s Office at 864-427-1505.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.