Polls are open in SC for primary elections

Voters casting their ballots Tuesday morning at Socastee High School

It's primary election day in South Carolina.

The polls opened at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 7 p.m.

Both Democrats and Republicans have candidates on the ballots today. Voters will choose their party's candidates for the general election in November. You can only cast your vote in one primary, either Republican or Democrat.

This is the first election where voters will be asked to show a photo ID to be eligible to vote.

But Paul Dillon, the polling official at Socastee High School's Lake Park Precinct, said the new requirement has not caused any issues there yet this morning.

When voting in person, you will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs:

SC Driver's License

SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card

SC Voter Registration Card with Photo

US Passport

Federal Military ID - includes all Department of Defense Photo IDs and the Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Card

If you forget your photo ID, you can either retrieve your photo ID and return to vote, or vote a provisional ballot that will count only if you show your Photo ID to the election commission prior to certification of the election (on Thursday for primaries).

As of around 10:30 this morning Dillon said about 125 voters of the 500 who are eligible at that precinct had voted.

WPDE's Joel Allen is visiting area polling places today to talk to voters and check on any issues that may be happening. Check back here for more updates throughout the day.

To find out where you vote and which districts you vote in, click here.

For a list of all candidates you'll see on the ballot, click here.

There are also questions on the ballot. Two questions for Republicans and three for Democrats. These are non-binding. They are just sort of a poll of what voters think about these issues. To see more on those questions, including the wording, click here.