Voting Underway Until 7:00 pm

Sixteen precincts are open for the Republican Primary in the Special Election for Laurens County Council’s District 4 Seat. Jennifer Garrett and Brown Patterson are seeking the party’s nomination.

Five of the six Laurens City precincts are open, with the highest number of voters for this council set expected in Precincts 5 and 6, along with Trinity Ridge and Maddens. Other precincts with voters in this seat include Laurens 1, 3 and 4, plus Wattsville and Bailey, and out to Hickory Tavern, Ekom, Waterloo, Mount Olive and Mountville. Clinton-area precincts open are Lydia Mill and Long Branch.

111 absentee votes were cast as of mid-afternoon yesterday. Polls are open today until 7:00 pm. Then Real Radio WLBG will begin broadcasting live results at AM 860, FM 104.1 and online at