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Dorchester County will hold a special Democratic primary election on Aug. 28 for the County Council District 1 seat held by the late Councilman Willie Davis.

Four candidates have filed to fill the seat that Davis, who died July 26, had held since 1991. They are Harriet A. Holman, Joseph Cobin, Margaret Goodwine and Allen J. Stephens.

If no one gets more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff will be held on Sept. 11.

The winner faces Republican William Gadol on Nov. 6.

Absentee voting for the special primary is under way between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the Voter Registration office, 201 Johnston Street in St. George.

The polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 28. Residents will vote at the same locations as they did during the June 12 primaries, except for those who voted at Reeves Elementary School. Those voters now will go to Dubose Middle School.

Residents may find their polling place via an interactive map on the Dorchester County website.

Reach Brenda Rindge at 843-937-5713. Follow her on Twitter @brindge.