UNION COUNTY — The residents of Union County have until midnight Saturday to register to vote in the June 14 primaries.
The Democratic and Republican parties will hold their primaries on June 14 to select candidates for a variety of local, state and federal offices.
In Union County, the following contested races and candidates will be on the Democratic primary ballots:
• Union County Council District 2 — Incumbent Ralph Tucker is being challenged by John Glenn and James R. Rice. No Republicans are running for the seat.
• Union County Council District 3 — Incumbent Tommy Ford is being challenged by Howard “Wahoo” Gibson. The winner of the Democratic nonmination for District 3 will face Republican David Sinclair in November.
• Union County Council District 5 — Incumbent Randall “Chump” Hanvey is being challenged by Tommie Hill. No Republicans are running for the seat.
In Union County, the following contested races and candidates will be on the Republican ballots:
• SC House District 42 — Mark Cathcart and Tommy Mann are running for the GOP nomination. The winner will face Incumbent Democrat Mike Anthony in November.
• SC Senate District 14 — Incumbent Harvey Peeler is being challenged by Kenny Price. No Democrats are running for the seat.
• US House District 5 — Incumbent Mick Mulvaney is being challenged by Ray Craig. The winner will face Democrat Fran Person and the nominee of the American Party.
Voters who go to the polls June 14 must choose to vote in either the Democratic or Republican primaries.
In order to make that choice, however, you must be registered to vote and you must do so by no later than midnight Saturday.
Union County Voter Registrar Darlene Pettit said Tuesday that residents have three ways to register to vote in the June 14 primaries:
• In person.
Pettit said persons who want to register in person at her office at 1246 S. Duncan Bypass, Union, can do so between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Friday. She said they will need to bring photographic identification with them and provide other necessary information including their address and date of birth.
• By mail.
Pettit said persons who want to register by mail can pick up an application at her office betwen 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Friday. She said they can also go online at scvotes.org and print off an application to mail.
If a person chooses to register by mail, Pettit said it must be postmarked by no later than Saturday in order for it to be processed.
Pettit said persons may also register online at scvotes.org, but must do so before midnight Saturday.
For more information about registering to vote in the June 14 primaries call the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office at 864-429-1616.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.