Slow Start During South Carolina Democratic Primary Voting

NORTH AUGUSTA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Palmetto State voters got a late start Saturday morning.

Palmetto State voters got a late start Saturday morning.
Palmetto State voters got a late start Saturday morning.

Shortly after the polls opened at the North Augusta Community Center, less than half a dozen people had showed up to cast their vote. Barry Whitney, Precinct 25 and 67 Clerk says he doubts Saturday’s turnout will be a high as last week for the Republican Democratic Primary. 

The Precinct Clerk says at both of his precincts there is a healthy mix of young and elder voters from both the Republican and Democratic parties.

“In the past most of the people in precinct 67 have voted in the Republican primaries or have voted Republican in general elections. So we had a big turnout last week about 30 percent in that. 25 is more mixed so we may get more 25 voters today. I don’t know for sure. I doubt we will get 10 percent in either,” Whitney said.

Up next is Super Tuesday on March 1st in which Georgia voters will be heading to the polls.

***Richmond County Board of Elections.

***Columbia County Board of Elections.

***McDuffie County Board of Elections.

***Burke County Board of Elections.

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