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Runoff elections set for Tuesday

Posted: June 19, 2014 5:36 p.m.
Updated: June 20, 2014 5:00 a.m.


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Voters will be headed back to the polls Tuesday for runoff elections to choose which candidates will represent their respective political parties in the general election in November. Runoffs became necessary in races with more than two candidates. If no candidate received at least 50 percent of the vote, a runoff is held between the top two candidates.

In Kershaw County a runoff will be between Kershaw County Council Chairman candidates Julian Burns and Ben Connell. Burns and candidate Gene Hartis received more votes than Connell in the primary race June 10, but neither received more than 50 percent. Two days later Hartis announced he was withdrawing his name, allowing Connell to face Burns in the runoff. Burns and Connell are running as Republicans and only voters who used a Republican ballot June 10 can vote in the race, unless they did not vote June 10, then they have the option of asking for a Republican or Democratic ballot Tuesday.

The winner of the runoff will face Democrat Bobby Gary for the chairman’s position in the November election.


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