Tuesday’s special primary for the 1st Congressional District could be as educational for voters as it is for the students who will be in classrooms at many of the polling places.

About 65 public and private schools that are polls in Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties will be juggling voting with a school day.

While voters narrow the field of candidates to fill the seat Tim Scott vacated in December, many students will be taking the writing portion of the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards, testing which is given to all students in grades three through eight. The dates are set by the state Department of Education, typically a year in advance, said spokesman Jay Ragley.

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