CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Monday, November 5th marks the final day for in-person absentee voting in South Carolina.
With record turnout, local candidates are making one last push to get their message out to voters.
There are about 3.1 million registered voters in South Carolina, and as of 1:00 p.m. Friday, nearly 300,000 absentee ballots have been requested.
Nearly 271,000 have so far been returned.
Of those, more than 71,000 people have requested ballots right here in the Lowcountry with almost 40,000 in Charleston County alone.
One race we’re keeping a close eye on is the first district congressional race where candidates Katie Arrington and Joe Cunningham hope to win the seat, currently held by former Governor Mark Sanford.
On Sunday, some voters received a robo call from President Trump urging them to support Arrington saying, “We need her in Washington DC”.
But in a Facebook post, Cunningham fired back saying, “You know it’s a tight race when Arrington brings in Donald Trump to call me names.”
Monday, Arrington is bringing in more big guns. Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to appear with at a campaign rally on Hilton Head. She is also scheduled to make stops in Charleston, Beaufort and Summerville.
Cunningham, who is endorsed by several Lowcountry Republican mayors, will make several stops across the Charleston area Monday.
If you are voting absentee in person, you have until 5:00 p.m. on November 5th to cast your ballot.