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Swindall’s name on master ballot delayed returns

An error on the state level delayed Kershaw County election returns until early Wednesday morning.

November 09, 2012 | By Martin L. Cahn and Miciah Bennett C-I news staff | Politics


Scully edges Graham to win mayor’s race

A first time candidate for political office, Tony Scully can be sworn in as Camden's new mayor as early as Dec. 1 after beating incumbent Jeffrey Graham in the general election.

November 09, 2012 | By Michael Ulmer and Denise Schnese C-I news staff | Politics


Election 2012 - Winners and vote totals

The following is a list of winners and unofficial Kershaw County vote totals, from U.S. President to Camden City Council, as provided by the Kershaw County Election Commission around 2 a.m. today. The C-I will have complete precinct-by-precinct results and candidate's reactions Friday in print and online.

November 07, 2012 | | Politics


Absentee voting hits new record

Absentee voting statewide and in Kershaw County hit an all-time high this election cycle as more than 375,000 South Carolinians cast their ballots before Election Day. Kershaw County Voting Registration Director Rosalind Watson estimated absentee voting in the county this year nearly doubled that of the 2010 election.

November 07, 2012 | By Michael Ulmer and Denise Schnese C-I news staff | Politics


Local leaders voice concerns over Act 388

Six-year-old legislation known as Act 388 has been under the microscope in Kershaw County lately after the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) was hit with what they called a "last minute" cut in state revenue.

November 05, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Election 2012

Depending on where they cast their ballot, Kershaw County voters could have a lot of important choices to make Tuesday. From Camden City Council to President of the United States, from Elgin to Bethune and Liberty Hill to Boykin, here's a look at who's running for which office. Information about each candidate is taken from either previous articles in the Chronicle-Independent, their campaign websites or other election-related websites. Candidates for each office are listed in alphabetical order.

November 02, 2012 | By Martin L. Cahn and Michael Ulmer C-I editors | Politics


State House, Senate candidates vie for votes at forum

Two candidates for the S.C. House of Representatives and two candidates for the S.C. Senate looked to shore up campaign support during an "educated voter" forum held Monday night at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

October 31, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Graham, Scully go head-to-head at forum

Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham and mayoral candidate Tony Scully offered their visions for the city's future during an "educated voter" forum held Monday night at Camden High School.

October 24, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Absentee voting underway in Kershaw County

Kershaw County voters are getting a head start on voting for the general election with hundreds casting their ballots during the first three weeks of absentee voting.

October 15, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Swindall exits KCC race

Barbara Swindall has dropped out of the race for Kershaw County Council District 1. After spending months campaigning for the seat, she announced her decision to quit in a press release Sunday night after consulting with family and friends.

September 26, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Sheheen speaks to Dems at convention breakfast

Before Democratic Party delegates from across the country are scheduled to renominate President Barack Obama as the party's candidate Thursday in Charlotte, N.C., one of those delegates spoke to his fellow Democrats about political life here in South Carolina. It's a subject the speaker knows well, considering he's served in the state legislature for 12 years and ran for governor in 2010.

September 05, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Politics


Proctor announces for school board Seat No. 3

Derrick Proctor recently announced his intention to run for election to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Seat No. 3.

August 29, 2012 | | Politics


Tucker certified despite late filings

The Kershaw County Democratic Party (KCDP) Executive Committee has agreed to certify Sammie Tucker Jr. for his Kershaw County Council reelection bid in November. Questions lingered before the committee finalized its decision over Tucker's eligibility after he failed to meet required deadlines for filing campaign paperwork.

August 17, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Special election to fill Dorton seat set for Sept. 18

The Kershaw County Board of Elections voted Tuesday to hold a special election September 18 to fill the unexpired term of late School Board of Trustees member Joey Dorton.

August 15, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


Dorton’s seat to be filled by special election

The unexpired term of late Kershaw County Board of Schools Trustees member Joey Dorton will be filled via a special election, likely to be held in late September or early October. Kershaw County Voter Registration Asst. Director James Fitzpatrick said he had concluded that the special election would be held at that time. However, he said the plan still needs to be approved by Kershaw County's legislative delegation and the Kershaw County Board of Elections.

August 10, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Politics


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Election 2014: KCSD, Sunday sales referenda explained

Tuesday, voters will go to the polls to vote for their choice of candidates for a variety of offices ranging from governor to Camden City Council seats. Voters are also being given a chance to determine whether or not the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) should move ahead with a series of $130 million 20-year bond-funded facility projects and levy a 1-cent sales tax for 15 years to repay those bonds. In addition, voters will decide whether or not to lift a county-wide ban on Sunday alcohol sales.

October 29, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Politics


KCC chair, probate judge candidates appear at forum

The Republican and Democratic candidates for Kershaw County Council chairman and Kershaw County probate judge appeared at the third and final "Educated Voter Forum" on Thursday evening at Lugoff-Elgin High School. The event, sponsored by the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Kershaw County Teacher Forum, saw the candidates answer both prepared questions and ones submitted by the audience.

October 27, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics


Haynes not eligible for Kershaw County Council District 5 seat

Bill Haynes is not eligible to be a write-in candidate for the Kershaw County Council District 5 seat currently held by Councilman Jimmy Jones. Jones was unopposed until Haynes started asking for write-in votes.

October 24, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Politics


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