PICKENS COUNTY — Runoff elections in the Republican primary for governor, the Republican primary for the S.C. House District 5 and the Republican primary for state Attorney General will all take place this coming Tuesday, June 26.
These runoffs are required because no candidate received a majority (50 percent) of the votes in the respective races. The runoffs will include the top two
Incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster will face John Warren of Greenville in the Republican primary runoff for South Carolina governor. The winner will face Democratic nominee James Smith and American Party candidate Martin Barry in the November general election.
In Pickens County, Warren took 36.03 percent of the vote to McMaster’s 35.69 percent.
Incumbent Alan Wilson will face state Rep. Todd Atwater of Lexington in the Republican primary runoff for S.C. attorney general. The winner will face Democrat Constance Anastopoulo in the November general election.
In Pickens County, Wilson handily defeated Atwater 49.08 percent to 28.72 percent.
State House District 5
Incumbent Rep. Neal Collins will face Allan Quinn of Easley in the Republican primary runoff for State House of Representatives District 5. Collins took 49.25 percent of the vote on the June 12 primary to Quinn’s 26.39 percent.
According to the Pickens County Board of Elections, in person absentee voting on their voting machines have been available since Tuesday, June 19 for the June 26 Republican Runoff Election.
Voters who already applied for a runoff absentee ballot will be mailed a paper runoff ballot but voters are notified the board is re-using the primary ballots. That means the candidates and offices not involved in the runoff election will be struck out when you receive your runoff paper ballot, they said.
Runoff voting eligibility:
Registered voters who were registered prior to the primary election’s voter registration deadline (May 13) are eligible to vote in the runoff election if the voter voted in the Republican Primary on June 12, or if the voter did not vote in either party’s primary on June 12.
Voters are reminded those who participated in the Democratic Party’s primary are not eligible to vote in the Republican Runoff Election.
Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.