Three women challenge for retiring Rock Hill councilman Osbey Roddey's seat

adouglas@heraldonline.comAugust 17, 2013 

Three women are vying for one Rock Hill City Council seat left open after long-time Councilman Osbey Roddey decided this year not to run for re-election.

Rock Hill natives Ann Williamson-Morrison, Mildred Moore and Nikita Jackson have filed with the York County voter registration and elections office to run against each other for the Ward 5 seat on Oct. 15.

Candidate filing for council seats closed Friday.

Mayor Doug Echols, Mayor Pro-Tem John Black and Councilman Jim Reno are running unopposed this fall.

Other council terms expire in 2016.

Roddey said last month he is not seeking re-election after 24 years on the council. He plans to continue to serve as pastor at Langrum Branch Baptist Church in York and spend time with his family.

To vote in Rock Hill’s upcoming elections, residents must be registered to vote in person by Sept. 13 or have the voter registration application postmarked by Sept. 14.

South Carolina law requires that voters have one of the following forms of identification to vote: S.C. driver’s license, S.C. identification issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, military ID (including Veterans Affairs card), passport or voter registration card with a photo.

York County elections officials have scheduled voter ID sessions to help residents prepare.

The Rock Hill voter ID events will be held at:

•  Rock Hill City Hall, 155 Johnston St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday

•  Northside Recreation Center, 900 Annafrel St., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday

•  Boyd Hill Recreation Center, 1165 Constitution Blvd., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday.

Baxter Hood Center, 452 S. Anderson Road, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 28.

Voter ID cards also are available at the York County registration and elections office at 13 S. Congress St., York, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

For information, call 803-684-1242 or 803-909-7194.

Anna Douglas •  803-329-4068

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