With a packed field of candidates, election officials are expecting a larger turnout for next week's primary election.
Primary turnout is typically 10 percent or less, but election officials predict the amount of candidates on the ballot will generate more interest when York County residents head to the polls on June 10.
All York County Council seats are contested this year and two state house seats will appear on the primary ballot.
"Certainly I think the more candidates that you see on the ballot, the greater turnout that you would probably see with that," said Wanda Hemphill, elections director. "I think there is some correlation with the amount of people on the ballot versus who comes out."
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For York County Council District 2, which covers a large portion of the Clover and Lake Wylie area, incumbent Tom Smith, co-owner of Lake Wylie's May Green Properties, will face David McCorkle, a Charlotte construction and development consultant, and Bill Stiles, owner of Stiles Realty.
No democrats have filed for the seat.
For District 3, which covers Western York County, incumbent Joe Cox will try to defend his seat as a Republican representative against Kenny Ruffin, a machinist at Clover Tool Grinding. Cox formerly served as mayor of Sharon and is a home builder. Ruffin tried for the seat in the last election, but after losing in the primary he supported Cox in the general election.
The winner will run against Democrat Eddie Lee, mayor of York and a history professor at Winthrop University. Lee is unopposed in the primary.
York County Council members serve two-year terms and are paid $14,664 annually.
On the state level, several house seats are being contested this year as well.
In District 48, which covers the northern part of the county including Lake Wylie and the Bethel area, incumbent Carl Gullick, who works as a consultant, is hoping to defend his seat against Kyle Boyd, principal of Walnut Grove Christian School in Fort Mill.
The District 49 seat, which includes Rock Hill and part of York, is being vacated by Bessie Moody Lawrence, who is retiring. Democrats Montrio Belton and John King are running against each other in the primary. Belton is principal of Monroe Middle School. King is owner and operator of Christopher King's Funeral Home in Chester and King Funeral Home in Rock Hill. The winner will face Republican Marvin Rogers in the general election.
Democrat Dennis Moss, current representative for District 29 which includes parts of Western York County, is running unopposed in the primary but will be challenged in November by Republican Danny Stacy in a rematch of the 2006 race.
Clover Democrat Herb Kirsh is running unopposed.
All precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.