Closed precincts cause problems in Florence County
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:15:01 GMT —
Florence County election officials say they've had a few problems due to four precincts not being open for Tuesday's Primary Election.
Officials closed the Olanta, High Hill, McAllister Mill and Leo precincts in lower Florence County because there were no contested races left after the South Carolina Supreme Court's decision to remove dozens of candidates from the ballots statewide who hadn't turned in proper paperwork.
That meant many races came down to just one candidate for the primary, so that candidate automatically moves on to the general election.
Voter turnout is steady throughout Florence County.
Poll workers at Precinct 9 on Marion Street in Florence say 150 people had voted by noon Tuesday.
They believe the Florence mayoral race is driving voters to the polls. Election officials say turnout could be impacted if it rains.
Here's a comprehensive look at today's primary with answers to frequently asked questions.