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Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today

Polls open this morning at 7 a.m. so Kershaw County voters can cast ballots in primary elections and in an election for one seat on the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees. Polls will remain open until 7 p.m.

The following candidates will be on local ballots in the school board race, which is non-partisan:

District 2:

Mark Surry (Incumbent)

Stephen L. Wilson

The following candidates will appear in local races on the Republican Primary Ballot:

Local elections

Kershaw County Auditor:

Dennis Arledge

Beverly Ray-Dowey

Kershaw County Council Chairman:

Roddy Blackwell

Julian Burns (Incumbent)

Kershaw County Council District 5:

Janice Caldwell

Jimmy Crissman

David Snodgrass

Brant Tomlinson

Kershaw County Council District 6:

Tom Gardner (Incumbent)

Jim Steele

Kershaw County Sheriff:

Lee Boan

Donald Branham

Jack Rushing

Eric Tisdale

State/National elections


Kevin Bryant

John Yancey McGill

Henry McMaster (Incumbent)

Catherine Templeton

John Warren

Secretary of State:

Nelson Faerber

Mark Hammond (Incumbent)

Joshua Putnam

Kerry Wood

Attorney General:

Todd Atwater

William D. Herlong

Alan Wilson (Incumbent)

In the Democratic Primary, only one race will have a local candidate on the ballot. Steve Lough of Camden is running in the race for the Democratic nomination to run for U.S. House of Representative District 5 on a ballot that includes Mark Ali, Sidney Moore and Archie Parnell.

State Democratic races on the ballot include the following:


Phil Noble

James Smith

Marguerite Willis

5th Circuit Solicitor:

Byron E. Gipson

Dan Johnson (Incumbent)

The Chronicle-Independent will run results of today’s election in Friday’s paper. You can also check the C-I’s Facebook page for developments.

The following are the locations of voting precincts:

• 101 Airport, ATEC, 874 Vocational Lane, Camden

• 102 Antioch, Antioch Fire Station, 1617 Bishopville Hwy., Camden

• 103 Bethune, Bethune Community Center, 109 College St. East, Bethune

• 105 Buffalo, Mt Pisgah Elementary School, 5160 Mt. Pisgah Road, Kershaw

• 107 Camden #1, Camden City Arena, 517 Bull St., Camden

• 108 Camden #2, Kershaw County Continuous Learning Center, 1109 Campbell St., Camden

• 109 Hobkirk’s Hill, Camden Elementary School, 1304 Lyttleton St., Camden

• 111 Camden #5, Steeplechase Museum, 200 Knights Hill Road, Camden

• 112 Camden #5A, Sanders Creek Baptist Church, 520 Nelson Road, Camden

• 113 Camden #6, Kendall Clubhouse, 2001 Lakeshore Drive, Camden

• 115 Cassatt, Midway Elementary School, 1892 U.S. 1 North, Cassatt

• 117 Charlotte Thompson Community Center, 524 Community Center Road, Camden

• 119 Doby’s Mill, Doby’s Mill Elementary School, 1964 Ft. Jackson Road, Elgin

• 121 East Camden/Hermitage, Camden Middle School, 902 McRae Road, Camden

• 122 Elgin #1, Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin

• 123 Elgin #2, Blaney Elementary School, 1621 Smyrna Road, Elgin

• 124 Elgin #3, Elgin Town Hall, 2469 Main St., Elgin

• 125 Elgin #4, Leslie M. Stover School, 1649 Smyrna Road, Elgin

• 126 Elgin #5, Harmony Baptist Church, 998 Tookie Doo Lane, Elgin

• 127 Elgin #6, Blaney Fire Department, 2344 U.S. 1 South, Elgin

• 130 Gates Ford Gates Ford Community Center, 4686 Bethune Road, Kershaw

• 131 Liberty Hill, Beaver Creek Fire Department, 3381 John G. Richards Road, Liberty Hill

• 132 Lugoff #1, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School Annex, 1244 Highway 1 S, Lugoff

• 133 Lugoff #2, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, 1244 U.S. 1 South, Lugoff

\• 134 Lugoff #3, Wateree Elementary School, 424 Wildwood Lane, Lugoff

• 135 Lugoff #4 Lugoff-Elgin High School 1284 Highway 1 S Lugoff

• 140 Malvern Hill, Malvern Hill Baptist Church, 1514 Malvern Hill Drive, Camden

• 143 Rabon’s Crossroads Pine Grove Fire Department, 833 Pine Grove Road, Lugoff

• 146 Riverdale, American Legion Post 17, 1333 Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden

• 147 Salt Pond, Smyrna Methodist Church, 16 Smyrna Road, Elgin

• 149 Shaylor’s Hill, Baron DeKalb Elementary School, 2684 Baron DeKalb Road, Camden

• 150 Springdale, New Hope Baptist Church, 9105 Liberty Hill Road, Camden

• 152 Westville, Westville Fire Department, 2 Payne Pond Road, Camden

• 154 Whites Gardens, Emanuel Baptist Church, 1643 McRae Road, Camden

• 999 Barrier Free, Voter Registration Office, 609 Lafayette Ave, Camden

To find out where you vote, check your voter registration card, call the Kershaw County Office of Voter Registration or go to; sample ballots are also available at