County sets date to elect new VA officer


COUNTY — The Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission has scheduled an advisory election for May 11 to pick a new county veteran’s affairs officer.

Those interested in filing for the election — who must be veterans honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces — may file with the commission at its office inside the Pickens County Administration Facility, located at 222 McDaniel Avenue in Pickens, during normal working hours Monday through Friday from March 25-April 5.

The election will be nonpartisan, and no party affiliation will be placed on the ballot. Those filing as candidates must present proof of service in the armed forced, proof of honorable separation and proof of Pickens County residence.

A candidate filing fee of $218.92 will cover the cost of the election. If only one candidate files, no election will be held and the filing fee will be refunded.

Polling places will be Dacusville Middle School, Gettys Middle Scohol, R.C. Edwards Middle School, Liberty Elementary School and Pickens Elementary School.

Unlike other elections, voters have not been assigned to particular voting locations. Voters are not required to be registered, but voting is restricted to Pickens County veterans honorably discharged from the armed forces.

Examples of proof include DD-214 or discharge certificate, Veterans Administration ID card, American Legion membership card, Disabled Americans Veterans membership or identification card, Veterans of Foreign Wars membership or identification card, an official identification card showing that the person has retired from the military or any other document which shows honorable service or general discharge under honorable conditions.

Veterans who are not registered to vote wishing to vote in this election must also present proof of residency in Pickens County.