In-house absentee voting is now underway for voters in the Senate Four District, who qualify, and need to cast an absentee ballot for the Special Election may do so during the hours of 8:30 until 5:00 p.m. weekdays. “We have completed all of our testing and preparation for the Absentee Precinct here at our office. We are ready to serve voters that may need to cast an absentee ballot in this election,” said Katy Smith, Director. The Board of Voter Registration and Elections Office is located at 301 North Main Street on the corner of Orr and Main, for questions call 864-260-4035. People are encouraged to visit www.scvotes.org to learn more about Absentee Voting process.
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Mike Gambrell defeated Rockey Burgess in the Republican Primary runoff. Gambrell will likely be the person to fill the seat since no Democratic candidates filed to run in the special election which will be held May 17. Write-in candidates, however, will still have an opportunity to seek the office in the special election and the polls will be open for voters.
The winner of the special election on May 17 will serve the final months of Sen. Billy O’Dell’s term, but will still have to participate in the June primary and the November general election to be elected to serve the full term beginning in January. Burgess has already signed up to oppose Gambrell in that primary.