Filing opens for school boards, Snelling council

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Jonathan Vickery - Staff Writer

Filing opens Friday for four school board seats across Barnwell County and two Snelling Town Council seats.
At least one seat from each of the county's three public school districts will be on the April 8 ballot.
In District 45, the seats currently held by Valenda Black and Teresa Spence are up for grabs. The other two districts each have one seat to fill, including Williston District 29 Chairman Scotty M. Richardson's seat and Evelyn Coker's seat on the Barnwell District 19 board.
Residents wishing to be on the ballot must file the proper paperwork with their respective school district between 8 a.m. Jan. 17 and 4 p.m. Jan. 31.
Also on the April 8 ballot, voters in the Snelling precinct will choose two town council members for four-year terms. Those seats are currently held by Wiley W. Moore Jr. and Robert "Bobby" O. Morris.
Filing begins at noon Friday and will remain open during regular business hours until noon on Jan. 31. There is no filing fee, but interested residents should file with Snelling Town Clerk Lisa Still. She can be reached at (803) 300-4684.
Anyone planning on voting in either the school board or Snelling Town Council elections must be registered by March 8.
Looking ahead, filing for two seats on the Elko Town Council will run Feb. 21 until March 7.
The state's primary is also coming up June 10 and will have a number of seats on the ballot. State offices such as the governor, plus local elections - three county council seats, auditor, treasurer, probate judge, two S.C. House seats, and U.S. House Second Congressional District seat - will be up for grabs. Filing for these seats runs March 16-30.