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Next week’s special election will decide who will finish Mick Mulvaney’s term in the S.C. Senate District 16 seat.
And it looks like it’s already drawing attention. About 303 Lancaster County voters have already cast absentee ballots for one of the three men running for the seat, which covers most of Lancaster County, Fort Mill and other parts of eastern York County.
Senate District 16 voters will see these candidates on their ballots on Tuesday:
u Republican Greg Gregory of Lancaster
u Democrat Keith Brann of Fort Mill
u Libertarian Stan Smith of Fort Mill
We encourage voters to take time before the election to become familiar with the candidates and their positions on the issues they would face in the state Legislature.
Almost everyone in Lancaster County is eligible to vote in this election with the exception of three precincts in the southern end of the county – Heath Springs, Kershaw North and Kershaw South. So if you’re one of Lancaster County’s other 39,492 registered voters, we encourage you to exercise your right to vote.
Here’s some election-day advice:
u Know your voting precinct, especially if you have moved or are a new voter. If you’re not sure where to vote, call the Lancaster County Voter Registration Office at (803) 285-2969.
u Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. If you’re in line when the polls close, you can still vote.
u Be sure to have one of the three IDs needed to cast your ballot – your S.C. voter registration card, valid S.C. driver’s license or a S.C. identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
u If you have questions, ask a poll worker. They are there to help you.
Voting is a fundamental part of the American process and your participation matters. Make sure you have your say and your voice is heard.