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New district lines create problems for voters

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Many North Charleston residents are learning the hard way that they can't vote in Tuesday's special election.

Joseph Debney, with the Charleston County Election Commission, says most of North Charleston is not involved in this election, nor is the St. Paul's area near Ravenel.

Many people at Voter Headquarters were surprised by the new district lines that will keep them from voting in the election for the 1st Congressional District seat that was left vacant by Sen. Tim Scott.

Registered voters living on the peninsula north of Calhoun Street are part of district six and cannot vote, but those living south of Calhoun, are part of district one.

Debney says the best way for voters to find out if they can vote is to visit www.scvotes.org and look up voter registration information.

The polls will be open until 7 p.m.

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