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Here's what you need to know to vote today

After more than a year of campaigning, dozens of televised debates and seemingly nonstop TV ads and direct mail flyers, South Carolina voters finally will get their say today in the Republican presidential primary.

When to vote: Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are standing in line at 7 p.m., you will be able to vote.

Who can vote: All registered voters can vote today. You don't have to be a Republican - Unaffiliated voters, even Democrats, can vote. To check the status of your voter registration, go to , and click on "Check your voter registration."

What to take - mandatory: Current law requires voters to present one of three items to vote at the polling place - S.C. voter registration card, S.C. driver's license or S.C. identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The U.S. Department of Justice has blocked implementation of a new state law that would require voters to present a photo ID.

What to take - optional: An umbrella or a raincoat. The weather forecast calls for cloudy skies and mild temperatures reaching into the 60s, with a couple of showers and thunderstorms most likely around 9 a.m. and again at lunchtime.

Where to vote

Most voters will vote at the polling place at which they usually vote. If you're not sure where to vote, go to sc votes . org, and click on " Check your voter registration ," or call your county voter registration office.

3 York County polling places have moved

Hollis Lakes - Voters in this Rock Hill precinct, who have been voting at Saint Matthias Episcopal Church, will vote at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, 2132 Ebenezer Road.

Windjammer - Voters in this Tega Cay precinct, who have been voting at the Tega Cay City Hall, will vote at the Philip T. Glennon Community Center on Molokai Drive.

Pole Branch - Voters in this Lake Wylie precinct, who usually vote at All Saints Catholic Church, will vote at the Scherer Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4800 Charlotte Highway.

For a complete list of polling places, see page 4A.


Call your county voter registration office:

York County - 803-684-1242 or 803-909-7194 (Fort Mill area)

Chester County - 803-385-2562

Lancaster County - 803-285-2969

Problems at the polls?

The Herald wants to know if you experience any problems with voting machines, long lines or other issues when you go vote. Call us at 803-329-4061 or email assignment desk @ herald online . com.

More inside

For information on how York County has voted in previous Republican presidential primaries, go to page 4A.