May 10 deadline to register to vote in June 10 primaries

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By Jenny Hartley

If you want to cast a ballot in the June 10 primary, you need to register by May 10.

May 10 is a Saturday, and the Lancaster County Voter Registration office at the County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., will be open from 9 a.m. to noon that day, said election official Cassie Stump.

However, the office encourages residents to register before then.

You'll need your driver's license with your correct Lancaster County address on it, and your Social Security card.

You may stop by the voter registration office to get a registration form, or go to www.scvotes.org and download a form. Forms may be mailed to Voter Registration, P.O. Box 1809, Lancaster, SC 29721.

Stump said if you've been registered to vote in Lancaster County in the past, but haven't voted in the last two general elections, you'll need to call the voter registration office to check your status. If you've been married, divorced or had a change of address, you'll also need to make those changes at the Voter Registration office.

On the ballot for the primary this year will be County Council District 1, between two Republicans, Larry McCullough and Alan Patterson. County Council District 7, between two Democrats, incumbent Wayne Kersey and Kathy Sistare, is also on the ballot.

House District 45 has two Republican candidates, Bruce Miller and Deborah Long, both Indian Land residents, and three Democrats, Fred Thomas, Tony Starnes and Donald Huffman, all of Lancaster.

Voters will have to pick a party primary to vote in. In other words, you may not vote for both Democrats and Republicans in the June primaries.

If a runoff is needed among the Democrats in the House 45 race, it will be held June 24.

For details about voting, call Stump at 285-2969.

Contact senior reporter Jenny Hartley at jhartley@thelancasternews.com or (803) 283-1151