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Long lines, issues with voting machines reported as Grand Strand votes

Voters stand in long lines at Ocean Bay Middle School. (Source: Renata Miller) Voters stand in long lines at Ocean Bay Middle School. (Source: Renata Miller)
Carolina Forest Elementary School (Source: Tatiana Calderon) Carolina Forest Elementary School (Source: Tatiana Calderon)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Long lines are being seen at voting precincts across Horry County and election officials are fully expecting the turnout to top what was seen in the 2008 presidential race.

Sandy Martin, director of Horry County Voter Registration and Elections, said 72.89 percent of all registered voters in the county cast ballots in 2008, followed by a drop to 66.4 percent in 2012.

"I think we'll pass 2008," Martin said on her prediction for voter turnout on Tuesday.

She added that long lines were everywhere and all of the county's 653 voting machines were being used.

There were also issues with some of those machines being down at polls around the county.

Martin said that the polls have been facing flash card and power issues.

Approximately six or seven precincts had been impacted.

According to Martin, 23 rovers were going around the county to fix the problems as quickly as possible.

If anyone faces issues with records showing that they've voted, clerks will let them vote on paper. Then the clerks will go back and verify that they haven't already voted.

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