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South Carolina holds statewide primaries on Tuesday

SOUTH CAROLINA (WBTV) – Polls open in South Carolina Tuesday morning for the state’s primary election.

This year, all members of the state legislature are up for election this fall, and numerous district elections are also on the ballot across the state.

South Carolina has open primaries, meaning registered voters can vote in either party's primary, but not both. The primaries narrow down the candidates from the same party to one candidate. The winning members of each party then run in the general election in November.

Voters will find their polling station on the SC voices Website. To cast their vote, voters must bring a photo ID or passport.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but the South Carolina Election Commission recommends arriving at the polls earlier in the day. Anyone in line at 7 p.m. will still be allowed to vote.

“Voters should expect some lines at their polling places early in the day, which is traditionally the busiest time to vote,” said John Catalano of the South Carolina Elections Commission. “But overall, we don't expect extremely high turnout because this is a primary.”

Voters should also remember that taking photographs in polling stations is prohibited.

For a complete list of election results from across the state, click Here as soon as the polling stations close.

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