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Polls open for South Carolina runoff elections

Voters casting their ballots in the Primary Election on June 10. / Joel Allen


Two weeks after the polls closed for South Carolina primary races, they are now reopen to settle the outcome of some of those primary races.


Runoff elections will be on both the Democratic and Republican ballots Tuesday as polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday's runoff elections will determine which candidates from these races that were otherwise too close to call will be on the ballot in November.


There are two statewide Republican races that will be determined Tuesday. Henry McMaster faces Mike Campbell for lieutenant governor and Molly Spearman faces Sally Atwater for education superintendent.


The Democrats have one statewide race, with Sheila Gallagher against Tom Thompson for education superintendent.


There are also a number of local runoff elections to be decided.


Here are the runoff races for the Grand Strand and Pee Dee areas:


SC Lieutenant Governor - GOP


Mike Campbell


Henry McMaster


SC Supt of Education - Dem


Sheila Gallagher


Tom Thompson


SC Supt of Education - GOP


Sally Atwater


Molly Spearman


SC House Dist 54 - Dem


Patricia Henegan


Greg Ohanesian


Horry County Council Dist 5 - GOP


Reese Boyd


Tyler Servant


Darlington County Council Dist 8 - GOP


David Coker


Tim Griggs


Dillon County Council Dist 7 - Dem


Stevie Grice


Joe Johnson


Marion County Auditor - Dem


Leslie Cissy Drew


David Edwards


Registered voters who did not vote in the primary can still cast ballots in the runoff.


Turnout for the runoffs is expected to be light. Just 16 percent of the state's registered voters cast ballots in the June 10 primary, when contests included five statewide races and both U.S. Senate seats.


In 2010, turnout fell 15 percent from the primary to the runoff.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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