Richland County voters endured horrifically long lines to vote Nov. 6 mostly, it appears, because there were not enough machines at polling places. Many left the polls without voting.
The countys legislative delegation is holding a hearing Monday to determine what went wrong. The public may attend but will not be allowed to speak.
Heres a voice of a frustrated voter on that very long day ...
At 7 p.m., more than 80 people were still in line outside the Episcopal Church of St. Simon and St. Jude at the Riverwalk Precinct near Irmo. Roughly twice that many waited inside. Rows of parked cars lined Kennerly Road for about a half-mile in each direction.
Hank Weed was among those outside. He expected to be there for some time.
Weed said he received a text message around 6:30 p.m. from his wife, Jennifer, who got in line at 4:30 p.m. but had only made it through one of two buildings on her way to the voting booth before she had to leave.
He said poll workers had not said how long it might take to get the remaining voters though the line.
I have no clue, but Im going to wait, he said.