2017-06-19 / Front Page

Voters in 5th Congressional District will go to polls Tuesday

Ledger Staff Writer

The bruising special election between Congressional hopefuls Ralph Norman and Archie Parnell ends Tuesday.

The 5th Congressional District seat was left vacant when U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney resigned to become President Donald Trump’s budget director.

Norman, a former state House member, won the GOP nomination in a runoff against Tommy Pope. Parnell, a former staff attorney for the House Ways & Means Committee and the Department of Justice, easily won the Democrat Party Primary.

Director of Voter Registration and Elections Suzanne Turner said she hopes voters will turn out because of the importance of the race.

“This is very important,” Turner said. “We are electing the person who will represent us in Congress.”

Turner said absentee voting has picked up in recent days.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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