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Polls open in Berkeley County Sheriff race

Republican candidates for Berkeley County Sheriff. Republican candidates for Berkeley County Sheriff.
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Voters in Berkeley County will head to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the Republican primary for Berkeley County Sheriff.     

Fourteen Republican candidates are running in the race, which will also feature one Democrat and one petition candidate. For a complete list of candidates, click here

There are a few things voters need to know before heading to the polls. 

Voters will be required to present photo identification before voting. The acceptable forms of photo identification include the following: 
  • Valid South Carolina driver license
  • DMV issued ID
  • Military ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Voter registration card that includes the voter's photo
If a voter forgets to bring photo identification to their polling place on election day, they will complete a paper ballot, which will be counted once the voter presents photo identification at a later date. 

To be able to vote in Tuesday's election, voters must be registered to vote 30 days prior to the election. All 47 polling places in Berkeley County will open on Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Berkeley County election officials are hoping for a fair voter-turnout on Tuesday. Adam Hammons, the Director of Voter Registration and Elections, said the County is hoping for voter turnout to reach 15-20 percent.

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