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For Senate District 4

Any person wishing to vote in the Senate District 4 primaries and runoffs must be registered no later than Saturday, February 20. A special primary will be held on March 22.

A Special Election to fill the seat was to be held on May 17, however since no Democrats signed up, the winner of the GOP primary on Mar. 22 will likely fill the unexpired term of the seat. If no candidate gets a majority of the primary votes, a runoff will be held on April 5.

Candidates seeking the seat are Williamston resident Mark Powell, Williamston Town Councilman and businessman Rockey Burgess, former Anderson City Official Willie Day, State Representative Mike Gambrell of Honea Path and Greenwood Attorney Tripp Padgett.

The seat will also come open to be voted on again in the general election in November.