Carolyn Rutherford faces James Rainwater, and Gerald Eaves faces Tamiann Adams in the primary
For those living in County Council District 5, absentee voting is now open at the Union County Election Commission office at 1246 South Duncan Bypass in the former Union Chrysler building. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tamiann Adams will face Gerald Eaves in the Republican primary, and James Rainwater will take on Carolyn Rutherford in the Democratic primary. Both primaries will be held on Tuesday, April 19. The winners of the primaries will face each other for the County Council District 5 seat in a special election on Tuesday, June 21. This will take place one week after the regular June primaries for partisan races, which are scheduled on Tuesday, June 14.
The filing period for partisan offices is open through March 30. According to the Candidate Tracking System at scvotes.org, Debbie Robertson has filed to run for another term as Union County Treasurer. She is running as a Democrat. Rep. Doug Gilliam has filed as a Republican for reelection to the SC House District 42 seat. Ben Ivey has filed as a Democrat to run for Union County Supervisor. Annie Smith has filed as a Republican to run for County Council District 4.