CHESTERFIELD — Chesterfield County voters will find themselves with only few decisions to make on Election Day.
One decision, of course, will be of particular importance.
After casting their vote to choose the nation’s 44th president, voters will have to make a decision on a U.S. Senator and S.C. Representative from District 5.
Six local races — Fourth Circuit Solicitor (Will Rogers - D), County Clerk of Court (Faye Sellers - D), County Coroner (Kip Kiser - D), County Auditor (Jack Rivers - D), County Treasurer (Kathy Sheeler - D) and Soil and Water District Commissioner (Billy Jenkins - P) were all determined during the May primaries. All six candidates will run unopposed.
The Congressional races, Incunbent Sen. Lindsey Graham – R, will seek his fourth term. He was first elected in 2002. Graham is facing Democratic challenger Bob Conley.
In the U.S. House race, Incumbent John Spratt will be seeking his 14th term. Spratt was first elected Congress in 1982. He will face the challenge of Republican Albert F. Spencer and Constitution Party candidate Frank Waggoner.
Voters will have three amendments to make decisions on:
Amendment No. 1
Age of conest
A yes vote on this amendment would delete from the state constitution the statute that an unmarried woman must be 14 years of age or older to have consensual sex. This would allow state legislators to to set the age of conset, which in most other states is 16.
Amendment No. 2
A yes vote would allow the state government to invest employee retirement benefits in equity securities.
Pension plans, part two
A yes vote would allow local municipal governments to invest employee retirement benefits in equity securities.
Word of caution
The Chesterfield County Voters Registration and Elections office is remind voters that displaying campaign materials within 200 feet of a polling site is prohibited. This includes t-shirts, hats and buttons promoting individual candidates,
Voters displaying campaign material with the 200-feet area will be asked to remove the material or cover it so that it can longer be seen.