With the sudden death of long-time Georgetown County Sheriff A. Lane Cribb last week, a special election will be held to fill the vacant position.

Filing for the seat will open at noon Oct. 4 and will run through noon Oct. 12.

A primary election (if needed) will take place Dec. 3. A runoff for that election (if needed) would take place Dec. 17.

The special election will be Feb. 4, 2020. The term expires in January 2021, so the seat will be on the ballot again in Nov. 2020.

The amount of the filing fee was not available at press time, as the Elections Office was still working to calculate it.