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Cold, wet weather not deterring voters

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV/AP) -- Polls are open and some South Carolina voters have been in line for hours to select their picks for president, Congress and the state Legislature, plus decide whether future governors can choose their running mate.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Long lines have been reported all across the Lowcountry with hundreds in line before polls even opened. Long lines were reported at some precincts in Columbia 30 minutes before the polls opened.

Voters will see rain at times during the day along with breezy winds. Highs on Election Day will only reach the low 50s and temperatures will drop into the upper 30s as the sun sets.

Voters need to present one form of ID to vote -- a driver's license, a voter registration card or an ID issued by the DMV. Voters cannot wear any political memorabilia or have campaign literature with them at the polls.

If you see anything suspicious at your voting location, call 744-VOTE.


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Republican Mitt Romney is expected to handily win South Carolina's nine electoral votes.

The winner of the new 7th congressional district could be the only change to South Carolina's U.S. House delegation. The state's four freshmen congressmen face foes with little cash in heavily conservative districts. The state's only Democratic congressman, Rep. Jim Clyburn, is expected to trounce a Green Party opponent. Rep. Joe Wilson faces no opposition.

Only six legislators face strong opponents.

Look for constant election updates throughout the day on our ABC News 4 Facebook and Twitter feeds. You can use the Twitter hash tag #chsvote for election related updates.

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