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The primary will be held February 27. The election will be held May 1. SC does not have party registration, so voters are free to vote for a candidate of any party in the primary or general election. Check the candidates' websites or social media and find the candidate whose platform most closely matches your priorities. The following candidates will be on the ballot:
Joel Deason (Republican) https://www.joeldeason.com/
Anne Marie Eckstorm Green (Republican) http://www.annemariegreensc.com/
Alan Ray (Republican) http://www.electalanray.com/
Michael Weaver (Republican) https://www.michaelweaversc.com/
Chris Wooten (Republican) https://votechriswooten.com/
A.J. Blues (Libertarian) https://www.facebook.com/TheRealAJ.Blues
Remember that many residents are eligible to cast an absentee ballot. Several types of photo identification are acceptable for use at the polls.
For more information about voting visit https://www.scvotes.org/
County Council Member Greg Pearce will speak on the Penny Tax and other county Issues. He has served District 6 since 1999. Although Mr. Pearce's Council interests are varied, his primary expertise falls within the area of healthcare and human services. He serves as the Council liaison to the Richland Memorial Hospital Board, the Columbia Area Mental Health Center Board, the LRADAC Board, and the Transitions Homeless Center Board. The Richland County budget has presented challenges for County Council in that the wants and needs of county residents and employees consistently exceed the financial resources available. Since his election, Mr. Pearce has focused his attention on developing a detailed understanding of the county budget to ensure that he makes responsible recommendations as to how these limited financial resources should be allocated. He has served several times as chair of the Administration & Finance Committee and is also active on the Budget Committee.