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Last day for Lowcountry absentee voters to hit polls

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Cars lined up outside a polling station.  (Source: Alan Campbell) Cars lined up outside a polling station. (Source: Alan Campbell)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

With Election Day looming, Monday is the last chance for absentee voters to hit the polls.

Polling stations in the Lowcountry opened at 8:30 a.m. this morning and they will remain open until 5 p.m.

If you are heading out to vote, be sure to remember to take your South Carolina Driver's License, a South Carolina DMV ID Card, or a voter registration card.

Dorchester County residents looking to hit the absentee polls today will have to go to St. George to do so.  Summerville held it's last day for absentee voting last Friday.

This year's ballot is smaller than in 2008. Outside of the big decisions, voters will be making choices on several county races, congressional offices, and a constitutional amendment asking whether or not the governor and lieutenant governor should run on the same ballot and undergo joint election.

Charleston County Election Commission Director Joe Debney is encouraging voters to think locally, "I would encourage voters not to just vote in presidential elections, but other elections they have. Those are the people you see at the supermarkets…I mean those are the people that impact your life every single day and you have a chance to interact with those folks.

Absentee ballots are usually the first votes counted on Election Day.

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