CHESTERFIELD - Voters in Chesterfield County will determine who will hold 10 political seats on Tuesday in the Democratic Primary.
No challengers filed with the Republican Party, meaning all seats will be decided on Tuesday.
According to Chesterfield County Voters' Registration and Elections Director Tommy Bullard, there are no major changes in store for Tuesday. All polling sites will remain the same, opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 7 p.m. Bullard did want to remind voters in the Center Point, Cheraw Precinct No. 3 and the Snow Hill Precinct that the polling site changes that were made for the presidential primaries in January were temporary and that voting will be held at its normal locations on Tuesday.
Two challengers will seek to replace Fourth Circuit Solicitor Jay Hodge. Hodge announced his retirement earlier this year. Darlington County Solicitor Will Rogers and Darlington attorney John Ervin III each have years of experience in the working in the Solicitor's office.
Clerk of Court Faye Sellers will seek to return for another 4-year term, but to do so she will have to defeat challenger April Griffin. Sellers has served as Clerk of Court since 2002. Griffin, from Pageland, has served for eight years in the Clerk of Court office.
Challengers Farris Pigg and Jack Rivers will seek to become to county's next auditor. Neither has previously held a political office.
Three challengers will vie for the office of county coroner. Kip Kiser and Jim Foxworth of Cheraw and Craig Walker of Patrick will each seek political office for the first time.
County Treasurer Kathy Sheeler is running unopposed.
Two County Council seats will be up for grabs. In District 6, incumbent Lenora Powe of Patrick will face Loretta McNeal of Cheraw. In the District 7 race, present Council Chairman Matt Rivers will face challenger Tommy Hunt of Cheraw.
Councilpersons Eddie Rivers (Dist. 1), Frank Plyler (Dist. 2) and Robert Cole (Dist. 9) are running unopposed.
Three School Board seats will be determined on Tuesday. In District 6, incumbent James Sweeny of Cheraw will face the challenge of Taran Love of Cheraw. In District 5, Challengers Thomas King Jr. of Patrick and James Wayne of McBee will look to fill the seat of retiring Board Chairman Jerry Holley. In the District 7 race, Shannon Burr of Chesterfield and Roger Wolfe of Cheraw seek to replace William Watson. Watson did not file for re-election.
Former NETC President Jimmie Williamson of Cheraw will run unopposed in the District 8 School Board race. Williamson was the only person to file.
Board member Chad Vick of Chesterfield will run unopposed in District 4.
In the S.C. House Dist. 53 race. Rep. Ted Vick will run unopposed.