The 1st Congressional District in South Carolina is holding its primary elections today. There are 16 Republican and 2 Democratic nominees. That crowded field will be heavily reduced upon the completion of these elections.
Here's all you need to know about today's primaries:
- Polls close at 7 pm.
- Eligible voters (those registered in District 1) could vote in either the Democratic or Republican primaries, but not both.
- The top vote-getter only wins their primary if they earn 50% of the vote.
- If no one hits that mark, the top two vote-getters will move on to a second primary on April 2nd.
- Regardless the General Election between both parties will be on May 7th.
And here are the latest headlines:
- Live Coverage: SC1 Primary Election Day (Charleston Patch).
- Live Coverage: Live 5 News (starting at 7 pm).
- Voter turnout light as new voter ID law takes effect (WCBD).
- Sluggish voter turnout East of the Cooper (WCBD).
- Some Voters Turned Off by Public Declaration of Party (Goose Creek Patch).
- Voting halfway through in South Carolina District 1 primaries (Post & Courier).
- Congressional race in 1st District gaining national attention (Post & Courier).
- Colbert Busch Claims Edge in Race (Mount Pleasant Patch).
- Mount Pleasant Voters Sound Off (Mount Pleasant Patch).