Runoff voting going smoothly, officials say

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Voting is going smoothly as a handful of nominees for seats in the state General Assembly are being selected in South Carolina.

State Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire says turnout is light and no problems had been reported at precincts across the state Tuesday.

About 14 percent of the state’s 3 million registered voters cast ballots two weeks ago and runoffs generally see fewer voters at the polls. There are no statewide races to be decided, and there are runoffs in only six state Senate and seven state House primaries.

Whitmire says 14 counties have no runoff voting at all, and only three counties – Greenville, Georgetown and McCormick – have both Democratic and Republican runoff elections.


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