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Charles County residents chose Democratic candidates Lorraine Berry, Janice Marie Talley and Frank H. Lancaster for judges of the orphans’ court in the primary election.

Darlene Breck was also a Democratic candidate.

Berry received 8,707, or 31 percent of votes. Talley received 6,770, 24 percent. Lancaster received 6,537, which is 23 percent of the votes. Breck received 6,072 votes.

They will face Republican Brian L. Still on the general election ballot.

Loraine Davies Hennessy defeated Abena Y. McAllister 8,970 to 4,084 for register of wills.

Hennessy, 50, of Bryans Road has been register of wills for Charles County since 2010.

Sharon “Sherri” Hancock remains as Charles County’s clerk of the circuit court. She received 11,082 votes, 82 percent.

Hancock, who was appointed to the position in 2005 after the death of Richard A. Day III, ran unopposed in this year’s race after Juanita “J.V.” Curry announced that as a federal employee running for the court would be a violation of the U.S. Hatch Act.

Hancock also won election as clerk in 2006. She has worked in the county court system since 1980.