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Special Democratic primary runoff for Senate District 32 on Sept. 16

A special election must be held to replace former state Sen. Yancey McGill of Kingstree, who resigned to become lieutenant governor for the rest of the year. He represented most of Georgetown County except Waccamaw Neck and a sliver along the coast.

Four Democrats filed to run for the seat. No Republicans or other party members or independents filed. Any registered voter can vote in the primary.

In the Sept. 2 primary, candidate Sam L. Floyd was the top votegetter and he will face Ronnie A. Sabb in a runoff on Sept. 16. A candidate must receive at least 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff.

Sam L. Floyd lives in Kingstree, where he is a member of Williamsburg County Council;

Ronnie A. Sabb lives in Greeleyville, where he is an attorney and also a member of the state House representing much of Williamsburg County.

Any registered voter in the district can vote in the runoff, even those who did not vote Sept. 2.

The winner is likely to take office because no one else is running, but the winner's name will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

State superintendent candidates' forum

Interested in education? Here is a chance to see all three candidates for state Superintendent of Education. Ed Murray, Molly Spearman and Tom Thompson will speak and answer questions at a forum Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. at the school board room in the Beck Administation Building, 2018 Church St. in Georgetown.

The program is sponsored by a number of local groups; the lead sponsor is Early Learning Council of Georgetown County. The LWVGC is one of the sponsors.

Youth Voter Registration

Our League, partnering with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, helped 149 people register to vote this spring. We had volunteers at all four high schools, Horry-Georgetown Technical College and Howard. Congratulations to the new voters!