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Voters hit the polls for District 41 seat

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Poll workers Tuesday in Charleston County. Poll workers Tuesday in Charleston County.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Voters headed to the polls in Charleston County Tuesday to decide who will be the Republican candidate in the race for Glenn McConnell's District 41 seat.

Charleston area republicans voted in the special election after the state supreme court voted to allow the district to pick a new candidate for it's seat.

The seat was left open after McConnell left to become lieutenant governor.

Candidates on the ballot were Walter Hundley, Wally Burbage and Paul Thurmond.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. closed at 7 p.m. The winner will face Democratic candidate Paul Tinkler in November.

Kay Long, of West Ashley, cast her ballot Tuesday and said she would like to see more people doing the same.

"I'd like to see a lot more," she said. "But, you know, it's a special election. And every time you have a special election, the turnout is very low."

To see the results of the election, click here.

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