Dreher High School polling place was just one of the spots where long lines were the norm.
By Marisa Axelrod
In South Carolina poll workers started their day at six a.m. and knew they were going to be there for a while. With five hundred thousand new registered voters in South Carolina the state hired eighteen thousand new poll workers.
During yesterday's election long lines were seen at every poll. Poll worker Bernard Hasan says its his job to ensure voters and a make sure questions are answered. This was Bernard's twenieth election.
"I've never seen a turn out like this," he said.
Workers get paid one hundred and twenty dollars for a day of training and working the election. But say they don't do it for the money.
"I want to see the process is done right," said poll worker Betty Jones.
All poll workers were asked to vote absentee since they are required to stay at their pricint all day.