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Special Democratic primary for Senate District 32 on Sept. 2

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.

Candidates are Carl L. Anderson of Georgetown, who currently represents most of the county west of Waccamaw Neck in the state House;

Sam L. Floyd of Kingstree, a member of Williamsburg County Council;

Cezar McKnight of Kingstree, an attorney who practices in Lake City;

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

Anyone not registered to vote may register by Aug. 2 to vote in the primary. A runoff, if needed, will be Sept. 16.

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.

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!