Five hours - that's how long a voter stood in line, her hair flat and straggled from rain showers, before pushing the button at 3 p,.m. Wescott Elementary School in North Charleston. The wait was so bad the rest room ran out of necessary paper, she said.
Saul Dam, the rural southern Dorchester County precinct considered the least populated, shared the booths at Beech Hill Elementary School with the suburban Beech Hill precinct. At mid-afternoon, cars still jammed the parking lot and were lined up along Highway 61.
Voters waiting in the morning for the Ladson Elementary School booths brought lawn chairs and lounged.