For five tense days, the people tasked with running elections in South Carolina’s 46 counties did not know if they would get the voting equipment they need to streamline the voter check-in process and diminish the likelihood of every election official’s greatest fear: Voters receiving the wrong ballot on Election Day. Then, on Wednesday night, they exhaled. At 7:05 p.m., South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster approved the S.C. Election Commission’s request for $5 million to purchase devices known as electronic poll books. Caitlyn Byrd, The State.
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