Columbia voters will head to the polls Tuesday to elect a new mayor, and it’s a crowded race. ABC Columbia’s Miya Payton spoke with a political science professor at the University of South Carolina about the typical level of voter turnout for local elections.
By Jeffrey Collins (AP)
If Tuesday’s primaries in South Carolina end up having typical turnout, about 1 in 6 ballots have already been cast during the state’s first early voting period. Shortening lines at the polls could be especially helpful for officials on Election Day, when the temperature is expected to soar to 100 degrees Fahrenheit or above across much of the state, with the humidity making it feel as hot as 112 degrees.