In-person absentee voting opened today, but Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester election officials sawfew signs of the voter crush that washed over them four years ago.
That could change as Nov. 6 approaches, and if it does, the counties say they are prepared for it.
The upshot? No one might have to spend two or three hours waiting in line to cast an absentee ballot this year.
Charleston moved its absentee voting location about a block away, to the S.C. Electric & Gas Co. building at 3691 Leeds Ave., which has better automobile access and parking.
Dorchester began in-person absentee voting Monday in St. George, and it plans to open a second office at 500 Main St. in Summerville beginning on Oct. 22.
Berkeley currently has no plans to open a second location, but it’s hopeful that a much shorter ballot and an easier procedure for signing in voters will keep waits to a minimum — even if thousands show up to vote absentee, Berkeley Election and Voter Registration director Wanda Farley said.
Read more in tomorrow’s editions of The Post and Courier.