Tuesday headlines: Polls open through 7 p.m. today for primary runoffs

Voters head to the polls today in two statewide runoff elections, one for each party. Republicans will vote for their nominee in the S.C. Superintendent race, while Democrats will vote for their nominee for U.S. Senate to take on incumbent U.S. Sen. Tim Scott. There are also six state House runoffs. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you voted in a primary on June 14, you will have to vote in the same party primary. If you didn’t vote June 14, you can vote in either party’s runoff primary. Observers say votes generally count more in runoff elections because of unusually low turnout, expected to be 12%.

In other headlines: 

CCSD promotes interim superintendent. Charleston County School District announced Monday the promotion of interim superintendent Don Kennedy. Kennedy was announced as interim superintendent after the resignation of Dr. Gerrita Postlewait on Dec. 29. Kennedy will now serve in the full-fledged role until a replacement can be found. The board also approved a $640 million budget.

Charleston to focus on brain health and support. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg announced Monday a new city-wide initiative for people to focus their brains in the same way they would care for their bodies. City of Charleston’s Office on Aging wants to help people focus on the four pillars of brain health.

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