Could South Carolina see record turnout for the mid-term election?

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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCBD) – More than three-million people are eligible to vote across South Carolina this Election Day.  In the past, we’ve seen about a million voters in non-presidential years, but this year has been anything but ordinary. Could South Carolina see record turnout for a midterm election year?

There are more than 50 ballots and 180 different voting precincts in Charleston County alone.

While there is no law requiring employers to give time off to vote, everyone is encouraged to head to polls and cap off this record breaking year.

We could see a lot of new voters today. About 100,000 South Carolinian’s have registered since June.

More than 1.6 million people across the state voted on Election Day in 2016. The record in a non-presidential year is about 1.2 million.

When voting you have a few photo ID options: A drivers license, Federal Military ID, Passport Or some other government-issued photo ID.

If you do not have a photo ID, you can bring your voter registration card and ask for a provisional ballot.

This is a reminder that no campaigning is allowed inside or within 200-feet on the polling place. So leave those campaign signs, t-shirts and buttons in the car or at home.

And if you are a new resident who moved to the state after the October 17th voter registration deadline you are not allowed to vote.

Polls open bright and early at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Anyone in line by that 7:00 p.m. cut-off will still be allowed to vote.

If you are not sure where to vote, you can look up your precinct and voter information by visiting or by clicking here.

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