Voters will again head to the poll next Tuesday in county

COUNTY — After a tight initial race in last week’s Republican primary, Rick Clark and David Stone will battle next Tuesday in a runoff for the right to face independent candidate Keith Culbreath in November’s elections.
Voters in Clemson will also have the opportunity to elect a new city council member during the June 26 election. Jeff Bennett and John W. Ducworth III will face off for the city council seat recently opened when J.C. Cook became mayor.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and county residents that were registered by May 12 or otherwise eligible may vote in the runoff election, unless the voter voted in the Democratic primary last week.
According to county elections director Rodney Allen, Clemson voters will need to be especially prepared for the June 26 elections, as their polling location experience will be a little different than normal.
Because the sheriff’s primary and city council election are separate elections, there will be separate lines, machines and voter registration books for each election. This means that a qualified voter wishing to participate in both elections would have to wait in two lines and will be using two different voting machines while they are at their precinct.