South Carolina Primary: Voters head to the polls today, what you need to know to vote

South Carolina's primary election day is today, June 11.

Voters will cast ballots for candidates seeking congressional, state, and county offices.

Reporters Savannah Moss, Samantha Swann, AJ Jackson, Joanna Johnson, Travis Rose, Terry Benjamin, Sarah Swetlik and photographers Alex Hicks, McKenzie Lange, and Ken Ruinard will be covering races in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson counties.

Follow along with our blog, and we will keep you updated if there are any issues or problems at precincts. We will also have all the latest election results once they start coming in after 7 p.m.

If you see a problem at a polling site, email us at jose.franco@shj.com or call 864-384-5150.

Early voting for the June 11 South Carolina primary, at the Voter Registration & Elections of Anderson County, 301 N Main St, Anderson, SC 29621 in June 2024.
Early voting for the June 11 South Carolina primary, at the Voter Registration & Elections of Anderson County, 301 N Main St, Anderson, SC 29621 in June 2024.

What times can I vote?

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Anyone in line before closing time will be allowed to vote. Go to SC Votes to find your polling location.

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How do I know what district I'm in?

You can find out your district on South Carolina's Statehouse website.

More: Seven candidates crowd the GOP primary for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district

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What do I need to bring to the polls?

To vote in South Carolina, you must bring your photo identification, including your South Carolina driver's license or Department of Motor Vehicles identification card, a South Carolina voter registration card with a photo, a federal military ID, or a U.S. passport.

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Who's on the ballot?

South Carolina is an open primary state, meaning registered voters can choose to vote in either the Democratic or Republican primaries but cannot vote in both.

Click here to see who is on the ballot today.

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Political signs in downtown Spartanburg on Tuesday, June 4, 2024.
Political signs in downtown Spartanburg on Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

South Carolina primary predictions

South Carolina voters head to the polls for Tuesday's primary election. Experts expect a low overall turnout, with two congressional races at the top of the ballot as the area's largest draws.

In the Upstate, the 3rd congressional district encompasses rural areas from Oconee to Saluda counties and is a GOP stronghold. Voters can choose between seven Republican candidates vying for the nomination or two Democratic candidates. After serving seven terms, the U.S. House district's longtime GOP Rep. Jeff Duncan decided against re-election.

In the 4th congressional district, South Carolina’s Freedom Caucus Chairman and founder Adam Morgan seeks to unseat incumbent William Timmons for the Republican nomination.

Click here to read the story.

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Timmons versus Morgan

With early voting underway and the June 11 primary approaching, candidates vying for the Republican nomination to represent South Carolina’s 4th congressional district continue to try to show voters who's more conservative.

State Rep. Adam Morgan (R-Greenville) seeks to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. William Timmons. Both tout their conservative credentials.

Morgan, backed by U.S. Representative Ralph Norman, who represents South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and the state’s Freedom Caucus, argues Timmons is not conservative enough and promises he will be a conservative warrior if elected to Congress.

Timmons, endorsed by former President Donald Trump, says his record shows he’s a dedicated conservative leader.

Click here to see where the candidates stand on some key issues.

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Political signs in downtown Spartanburg on Tuesday, June 4, 2024.
Political signs in downtown Spartanburg on Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

7 candidates crowd GOP primary for 3rd congressional district

In January, U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, the Republican representing District 3, abruptly announced he would not seek re-election, leaving room for a crowded race.

District 3, a rural district stretching from Oconee County to Saluda County and encompassing more than 750,000 residents, is a conservative part of the state, with an overwhelming majority voting for former President Donald Trump in 2020.

Click here to see who is running in the Republican and Democratic primaries to fill Duncan's seat.

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Political signs in downtown Spartanburg on Tuesday, June 4, 2024.
Political signs in downtown Spartanburg on Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

Fact-checking GOP candidates in Congressional District 4 race

South Carolina's 4th District Congressional Republican primary race is heating up as the candidates launch attacks against each other, muddling what is true and what is not.

U.S. Rep. William Timmons, an incumbent since 2019, faces challenger state Rep. Adam Morgan, an ultra-conservative backed by the state's Freedom Caucus, which he chairs.

Voters will choose between the candidates on primary election day, June 11, with early voting beginning on May 28.

The opponents have spouted untruths or distorted votes and records during debates or in posts on X, formerly Twitter.

Click here to read the fact check.

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This article originally appeared on Herald-Journal: SC Primary: Voters head to polls, where to vote, who's on ballot

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