Five candidates file for Ridgeway election

RIDGEWAY – Five candidates have filed to run for two council seats and for mayor in the Ridgeway general election to be held April 5, 2022.

Former council member Robert Hartman, Rick Johnson and current councilman Dan Martin will be vying for the two open seats on council. Mayor Heath Cookendorfer and former Mayor Rufus Jones have filed to run for mayor.

Both council seats and the mayor’s seat are for four year terms.

The election will be held at the Ridgeway Fire Station, 350 U. S. Hwy 21 S. Those desiring to vote in the election must be registered by March 5, 2022, at the Fairfield County Board of Voter Registration.

This is a nonpartisan election and no party affiliation will be placed on the ballot.

The polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on election day. The process of examining return-addressed absentee envelopes will begin on April 5, 2022, at the Fairfield County Voter Registration and Elections Office at 315 S. Congress Street in Winnsboro.

On Friday, April 8, 2022, at 10 a.m., the Fairfield County Voter Registration and Election Committee will hold a hearing at 315 S. Congress Street in Winnsboro to determine the validity of ballots challenged in this election.


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