Some relief may be ahead for Richland County voters who encountered long lines and lengthy waits as they tried to cast a ballot in the November 6th election.
State lawmakers have given approval to a plan to increase the number of polling places.
Richland County State Senator Darrell Jackson says some of the precincts in the General Election had as many as 3,000 voters – twice the amount allowed by law.
He says adding about two dozen new polling locations could greatly reduce the wait to vote.
The proposal still requires approval from the U.S. Justice Department, but the changes could take effect by the 2014 General Election.