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Indian Land has a date when voters will decide if will become a new town

Development in Indian Land. A view of US 521 looking north. The North Carolina state line is in the top of the frame.
Development in Indian Land. A view of US 521 looking north. The North Carolina state line is in the top of the frame. aburriss@heraldonline.com

Indian Land has a date.

On Friday morning, Lancaster County election board director Mary Ann Hudson confirmed the election will be March 27. Voters will need to be registered a month before that.

“They would have to registered by Feb. 27, and we also plan to have absentee voting open by Feb. 26,” Hudson said.

The election will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with other details mirroring typical elections in the county.

“The poll that people vote at, at any other election, they’ll vote at for this one,” Hudson said. “All polling locations will be open.”

The vote will be for anyone in the Indian Land area, subject to the incorporation vote. The county doesn’t plan to send official notifications to potential voters.

“There is not an official notification, but anyone that would have any questions can contact our office,” Hudson said. “I think that most people are aware. It is the whole Indian Land area.”

Voters for a Town of Indian Land, the main group behind the incorporation effort, sent a message to supporters Friday morning with the election date.

“This is a historic moment for all of us,” it read. “This will be the first time that only the citizens of Indian Land have the freedom to determine our own future.”

Just before the date was announced, the Vote No to the Town of Indian Land group began posting information online to its supporters, reminding them of the various in-person, absentee and other voting options. The anti-incorporation crowd expressed a readiness to resolve the issue.

“This has gone on way too long,” the group posted. “It is time to schedule the vote.”

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