A new Voter ID law for South Carolina received final approval just before last fall’s General Election, but it did not go into effect until this year. Municipal Elections in Four Laurens County towns will be the first time the new Voter ID law will be in effect here in Laurens County.
Two Mayor’s positions are up for the voters’ choice March 12th. In Cross Hill, Mayor Jessie Frank Allen is seeking re-election. He’s challenged by former Mayor William McAlister. In Waterloo, Mayor Barbara A. Smith will be unopposed for re-election on the ballot.
Cross Hill also has four Town Council Positions on the ballot, with four candidates. These include Patricia and David Coleman, wife and husband from North Main; along with James Randall Bishop and Charles E. Bartee.
Waterloo has two Town Council positions open, but only one candidate. Murry Jones is seeking one of the positions while incumbent Curtis Todd did not file for re-election. He confirmed for WLBG yesterday that he does want another term, and will seek another term by a write-in campaign.
Two candidates are on the ballot for two Gray Court Town Council positions. They are Millie A. Dawkins and Rose Malea Merck.
Clinton Council members up for election in March are Councilman Daniel Cook for Seat 1, Mary Jean Byrd in Seat 3 and Robert T. McLean for Seat 5.