So far, absentee voting in the 1st Congressional District points toward light turnout for Tuesday’s primaries.
Charleston County —the largest of the five counties in the district — has had 929 absentee ballot requests through Tuesday — less than half a percent of the 189,611 eligible voters there.
“I want people to come out and vote,” Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration director Joe Debney said. “I would like the turnout to be higher.”
Charleston is not atypical. Berkeley has had 420 absentee ballot requests — from about 92,000 registered voters, a “very light turnout,” Berkeley elections director Wanda Farley said.
Read more in tomorrow’s Post and Courier.