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      Election hotline available to voters in tri-county

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Election related answers are now just a phone call away.

      The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Board of Elections/Voter Registration Office has opened an election hotline. Voters in Charleston County can call (843) 744-8683. The hotline will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 22nd through November 6th. Calls will be forwarded to a phone bank that can handle multiple lines at one time.

      "This is a small office, so normally we are unable to handle the number of calls that come in leading up to and during an election," said Joseph Debney, BEVR's Executive Director. "We are ecstatic to be able to offer an increased level of availability to our citizens and help with any election related questions they may have this year."

      The BEVR office will provide information to help phone operators answer the most frequently asked questions, and a BEVR staff member will be present to answer any difficult questions. County employees will make up a large number of the phone operators.

      "I'd like to thank County Administrator Kurt Taylor for allowing his staff the time to assist with this important effort," Debney said. "We are all a team here at Charleston County."

      Voters in Charleston County can also click here for information on voting, district maps, ID card requirements, voter registration, the election process, etc.

      There are also numbers to call for voters who live in Dorchester and Berkeley county. The number to call in Dorchester is 832-0132. The number to call in Berkeley county is 719-4056.

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