Three more candidates from western York County will be vying for County Council seats in November.
Tuesday's certification by the county's Registration and Elections Commission means the three petition candidates will be added to November's ballot.
Nancy Cornwell-Daves, a businesswoman from Hickory Grove, Clover engineer Joe Baird and former Clover Mayor Donnie Burris submitted petitions in July to be added to the ballot as independents.
Cornwall-Daves, running in District 3 - which covers York, Sharon, Hickory Grove and much of western York County - will face Republican Eric Winstead, who unseated incumbent Joe Cox in a primary runoff. Burris and Baird, hoping to represent District 2 - which includes Clover, Lake Wylie and surrounding areas - will face Republican Bruce Henderson.
No Democrats filed to run in either district.
Choosing to collect signatures over filing with a political party has the benefit of avoid filing fees and political party affiliations, but getting on the ballot takes some work.
To qualify, candidates had to collect signatures of at least 5 percent of the qualified voters in their districts. All candidates reported collecting more than enough signatures to meet the requirement.
The interest in running as a petition candidate is unusual, county officials said.
"We've never seen this interest as far as a local race like County Council," said Wanda Hemphill, the county's elections director, last month.
Also on Tuesday, the elections commission certified two petition candidates for the county's Soil and Water Conservation District Commission
Bennie T. Copeland and C.W. Senn were certified as candidates for November's ballot.
Both Copeland and Senn will complete their current terms on the commission in January. They were required to submit petitions with at least 100 signatures in order to be certified for November's ballot, according to Patrick Lee of the elections commission.