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Voters wait in line to cast absentee ballots

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Hundreds lined up outside Dreher H.S. Saturday to vote by absentee ballot Hundreds lined up outside Dreher H.S. Saturday to vote by absentee ballot
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Hundreds of voters lined up outside a Columbia high school Saturday to vote by absentee ballot in the upcoming election.

People could vote from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dreher High School. Election officials say by 11:30, 350 people voted. Last weekend, county election officials say 600 people voted by absentee ballot.

Lines were just as long Friday at the Richland County Elections office in downtown Columbia. The office closed at five, but everyone who was in line was allowed to vote. The last ballot was cast just after 6 p.m.

That's the same process state election officials say will happen at the polls on election day. If you're in line after the 7p.m. closing time, you will still be allowed to vote.

If you're voting Tuesday,  you will need one of three types of identification: a South Carolina drivers license, voter registration card or a South Carolina ID card issued by the DMV.

The polls will be open from 7a.m. to 7p.m. on Tuesday.

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