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Voters hit polls for General Election

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CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Groups such as the Int'l Longshoremen's Local 1414 in Geogia will be providing rides to the polls. For more details call the ILA 1414 at 912.233.2944.

In South Carolina, the new photo ID law will not be in effect for Tuesday's election and it does not take effect until Jan. 1, 2013, according to the South Carolina Election Commission.

In South Carolina, residents must have one of these forms of ID to vote:

  • South Carolina Driver's License
  • SC DMV ID card
  • voter registration card

In Georgia, voters must bring a valid photo ID:

  • A Georgia's Driver's License, even if expired
  • Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
  • Valid  U.S. passport
  • Valid U.S. military photo ID
  • Valid tribal photo ID

Thousands of voters cast their ballots before Tuesday.

In Chatham County, fewer voters cast early ballots in this election compared to 2008. There were 33,335 registered voters of 150,380 who cast early ballots. In 2008, 53 percent  cast early ballots, but the early voting period was also 45 days long.  This election the early voting period was only 21 days.

In Effingham County, the number of early votes cast was up 5 percentage points. There were 8,739 or 27 percent of early voters out of 29,632 registered voters voted early. That's up from 22 percent or about 6,000 voters in 2008.

In Bulloch County, early voting numbers were up in this election compared to 2008. There were 10,911 early votes cast out of 35,658 registered voters. That's up from 8,515 early votes cast in 2008.

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