CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Voting polls opened Tuesday for a new candidate to fill the District 41 state senate seat left vacant by Glenn McConnell.
Three Republican candidates are on the ballot: Wally Burbage, Walter Hundley, and Paul Thurmond, who won the primary in June.
In August, a judge ruled Thurmond was not an eligible candidate because he failed to submit the proper paperwork. However, the judge also ruled the Republican party could start from scratch and hold a new primary, hence today's voting.
The winner of this primary will take on Democrat Paul Tinkler in the November election. The District 41 seat represents parts of James Island, West Ashley, and southern Dorchester County.
Glenn McConnell vacated the seat in March of this year after he was bound by law to replace Ken Ard as lieutenant governor, following Ard's resignation.