Mid-Day Update On Election Process In South Carolina

Posted on: Tue, 11/02/2004 - 13:22 By: scecwebadmin16

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The election process in South Carolina is proceeding smoothly, and a record turnout is expected.

“Across the state, the voting process is running smoothly” said Marci Andino, executive director of the South Carolina State Election Commission. “We are using a lot of new processes and procedures this year, and we are experiencing exactly what we expected – minor issues that we are able to correct in real time. Overall, the system and our voting equipment is working very well.”

Andino said a few counties experienced some temporary delays in opening polls and individual voting machines. Some voters were asked to use paper ballots in order to keep the voting process moving forward, but by mid-morning all the problems had been resolved by Election Commission officials.

“We are seeing the normal types of questions that arise every Election Day,” Andino said. “Questions about registration, ballots and access, but nothing out of the ordinary. Our poll workers are doing an exceptional job, and the biggest issue seems to be long lines at some polls, but that is not unusual when we have what appears to be a record turnout.”