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Good turnout for Republican primary
A poll worker (far left) helps a Charlotte Thompson resident prepare to vote in Saturdays Republic Presidential Preference Primary at Rhame Arena in Camden as other voters wait their turn. Due to previous facility commitments, Charlotte Thompson voters were asked to vote at Rhame along with Camden No. 1 voters, while the Springdale precinct was combined with Camden No. 5 at New Hope Baptist Church. Democratic voters from Charlotte Thompson and Springdale will vote at the same locations this Saturday for their partys primary. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
More than 25 percent of Kershaw County’s 41,996 voters turned out for the Republican primary Saturday, casting 10,751 ballots for their choice of Republican presidential nominee. Kershaw County Voter Registration Director John Caughman said the 25.6 percent turnout was better than the statewide average of 24.7 percent. “It seems like everything went smoothly,” Caughman said Monday, including at two polling places where precincts were combined: Camden No.