Election officials in Beaufort County tell NEWS 3 that we’ve seen much lower turnout this Saturday compared to last week’s GOP primary.
As far as problems, officials confirm that we did have some issues around the county, a few polling locations didnt have heat this morning, and there were some traffic and parking issues in Port Royal, because of a conflicting town event. But other than that things were running smoothly
Officials say the difference in turnout for the primaries could be based on the hype of last week.
“I think the interest in the Republican party is the difference in that versus the democratic party. The candidate listing is a little bit smaller, and the excitement is not there like it was last week,” said Board of Elections Director, Marie Smalls.