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early voting

  • More than 14% of registered voters in South Carolina have already cast ballots for the 2022 general election after the state opened up no excuse early voting to all for the first time. More than 438,000 early votes and 51,500 absentee votes were in as of the end of Thursday, which was the 10th day of early voting.
  • South Carolina's first-ever early voting for the general election has begun with no problems. But a state website where people go to check voting locations or a sample ballot crashed Monday. Technicians were working to fix the South Carolina Election Commission's website at scvotes.org. Agency spokesman Chris Whitmire says the election commission's website is not connected to the voting system. This is the first year South Carolina has allowed voters to cast early ballots without having to provide an excuse as to why they can't go to the polls on Election Day. Officials say about 40,000 people voted Monday, which is when early voting began.