Find info on candidates, sample ballots and polling places for SC statewide primary June 9

Find info on candidates, sample ballots and polling places for SC statewide primary June 9
Races for both Republican and Democratic candidates will be held, depending on where a voter lives.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The South Carolina statewide primary is Tuesday, June 9.

Races for both Republican and Democratic candidates will be held, depending on where a voter lives.

To help inform voters ahead of election day, the League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area launched VOTE411.org.

The nonpartisan election resource makes it easy for voters to find their polling place, look at a sample ballot and learn about candidates’ platforms.

“Voters in Richland and Lexington Counties need simple, accessible tools to help them navigate the voting process before they go to vote,” said Dr. Laura Woliver, President of LWVCA. “We encourage voters to visit VOTE411 to make a voting plan so they are prepared to cast their vote confidently on June 9, 2020!”

Voters need to double check their polling place before heading out Tuesday, as the state election commission changed and consolidated some locations due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Polls close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, but people standing in line to vote at that time may still cast a ballot.

Many voters have chosen to submit an absentee ballot instead of voting in person. While election officials thought they may see fewer people at the polls because of that, there has been higher than expected turnout in Richland County.

Have more questions? Visit the SC Votes FAQ page.

The South Carolina Democratic presidential primary was held Feb. 29. There was not Republican presidential primary because no one was opposing President Donald Trump.

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