All polls in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties opened without any major snags this morning, election officials said.
“It should be fairly steady throughout the day,” said Joe Debney, director of Charleston County's Board of Elections and Voter Registration.
Debney said voters at E.B. Ellington Elementary School in Ravenel briefly resorted to a backup paper list to check in due to an issue with a laptop. Voting was not delayed, and the problem with the laptop has since been resolved.
Berkeley County Board of Elections Director Adam Hammons said voting was moving smoothly as of mid-morning.
“It’s been a pretty typical primary day,” he said.
In Dorchester County, officials prepared for a 50-percent voter turnout but expected a range of anywhere from 10 to 30 percent at individual polling locations, county Election Director Todd Billman said.
"I'm hopeful that we have a large turnout," he said.