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SC House District 18 Republican primary is Tuesday

March 18, 2022 GMT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Republican primary will be held next week in a special election to fill the District 18 South Carolina House seat that former Rep. Tommy Stringer vacated in January.

The winner of the Tuesday primary will be placed on the ballot for the special election on May 24. No Democratic Party or third party candidates filed for election, The Post and Courier reported.

Four candidates are seeking the seat that covers the east side of Greenville County, including Taylors and Greer.

Stringer resigned just before the current session, citing health and family reasons. The winner of the special election will complete the remainder of his 2022 term. The seat is up for election again in November.

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The four Republican candidates are Dakota Fitzgerald, Keith Jones, Wyatt Miller and Alan Morgan, all of Greer.

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

If no candidate wins a majority of the vote, the top two vote-getters will go to a run-off election on April 5.

Registration to vote in the primary has already closed. To vote in the special election on May 24, residents must be registered by April 24.