300 polling places in SC won’t open because of ballot decision
COLUMBIA, S.C. —
Nearly 300 polling places across South Carolina will not open during Tuesday’s primary election because more than 200 candidates running for various offices were disqualified for not filing the required forms.
About 14 counties’ ballots, including Lancaster 44th District primary, have no candidates on the ballot.
Signs in polling places will tell voters that ballots case for those candidates will not count.
Federal officials will also keep close tabs on voting in two South Carolina counties during the primary.
The U.S. Department of Justice will have people monitoring polls in Fairfield and Williamsburg counties to make sure the polls comply with the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination against race or color.
The department did not say why the two counties were selected.