Sumter Republicans to vote in runoff today

BY KAYLA ROBINS kayla@theitem.com
Posted 6/26/18

All precincts and polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for primary runoff elections, and two races affect Sumter County residents.

A Republican ballot features runoffs for governor between Gov. Henry McMaster and challenger John Warren and …

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Sumter Republicans to vote in runoff today

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All precincts and polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for primary runoff elections, and two races affect Sumter County residents.

A Republican ballot features runoffs for governor between Gov. Henry McMaster and challenger John Warren and for attorney general between Attorney General Alan Wilson and challenger Todd Atwater. The four candidates were the top vote-getters in their respective race but failed to get 50 percent of the vote plus one vote to win their party nomination outright.

The winners of today's voting will be the Republican nominees for their position in November. The candidate for governor will face James Smith, who won the Democratic nomination two weeks ago in the primaries, and American Party candidate Martin Barry. The candidate for attorney general will face Democrat Constance Anastopoulo.

Only those who voted in the Republican primary on June 12 and those who did not vote at all on June 12 can vote in today's runoff. Those who voted on the Democratic ballot on June 12 cannot vote today.

According to the certified results reported in The Sumter Item on June 15, 4,347 of the 11,276 votes on June 12 were on the Republican ballot, representing 38.55 of the total vote in Sumter County.

Pat Jefferson, director of Sumter County Voter Registration and Elections, said the Savage-Glover precinct will be voting at South Sumter Resource Center, 337 Manning Ave.

For more information and to find your polling precinct and location, visit www.sumtercountysc.org/?q=department/voter-registration-elections or call (803) 436-2310.