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Republican Nancy Mace, left, and Democrat Cindy Boatwright are running for South Carolina's 99th House District. Photos provided.

Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide who will be the next state representative for House District 99.

The special election is a showdown between Republican Nancy Mace and Democrat Cindy Boatwright. Neither candidate has previously served in the Statehouse.

The district covers parts of Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, the Cainhoy peninsula, Hanahan and Goose Creek. It was last represented by Republican state Rep. Jim Merrill, who resigned his seat before pleading guilty in the ongoing Statehouse probe.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Voters still standing in line at 7 p.m. will still be able to cast their ballot.

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Voters will need to bring to the polls one of the following forms of photo ID: A South Carolina driver's license, a South Carolina DMV ID card, a South Carolina voter registration card with photo, a federal military ID, or a U.S. passport.

To check voter registration, visit scvotes.org. Click the "Voters" tab at the top of the page and then click "Check Your Voter Registration."

Reach Caitlin Byrd at 843-937-5590 and follow her on Twitter @MaryCaitlinByrd.

Political Reporter

Caitlin Byrd is a political reporter at The Post and Courier and author of the Palmetto Politics newsletter. Before moving to Charleston in 2016, her byline appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times. To date, Byrd has won 17 awards for her work.

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