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Group offering rides to help voters get to polls

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Despite an expected low turnout, a non-partisan political education organization says it is offering transportation to voters who are otherwise unable to get to the polls.

The South Carolina Coalition for Voter Participation will provide rides for voters in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester counties on Tuesday.

"The turnout volume is expected to be low, nevertheless we are prepared for whatever develops," the group's chairman, Marion Welch, said. He says the policy is to transport all people regardless of race or party affiliation.

Voters who need a ride to the polls can call the South Carolina Coalition for Voter Participation at (843) 605-5076 or (843) 737-0181.

The group also initiated a Voter Hot Line Project eight years ago to process reports of witnessed poll irregularities and downed voting machines. Voters who witness such incidents should call (843) 822-7373, and the organization will forward those reports to the local Election Commissions, State Election Commission and the United States Justice Department.

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