View Amendment Current Amendment: 8 to Bill 3003 Rep. J.E. SMITH proposes the following Amendment No. 8 to H. 3003 (COUNCIL\GGS\22863ZW11):

Reference is to Printer's Date 01/19/11.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:

/      SECTION      ___.      Article 1, Chapter 13, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

     "Section 7-13-25.      (A)      Notwithstanding the provision of this chapter or Chapter 5 of this title, the authority charged by law with conducting an election shall establish a procedure by which a qualified elector may register to vote and cast his ballot, without excuse, during an early voting period. The qualified elector may accomplish this at a voting place, in his county of residence, that is established as an early voting center by the county boards of election.
     (B)      Early voting centers shall allow duly registered voters of that county to vote outside their precinct.
     (C)      Early voting centers must be established and maintained to ensure that voters may cast only one ballot.
     (D)      A qualified elector, who is registered, may cast his ballot at an early voting center established by the county boards of election.
     (E)      Each county board of elections shall establish a minimum of one early voting center.
     (F)      The early voting period begins seventeen days before the statewide primary or general election and ends three days before it.
     (G)      A qualified elector must be able to register, in person, and vote at his county's early voting center during all hours of operation.
     (H)      The county boards of election shall determine the locations and hours of operation for early voting centers. These locations and hours of operation for the early voting centers must be posted pursuant to the provisions of Section 30-4-80.
     (I)      A sign must be posted prominently in an early voting center and must have printed on it 'VOTING MORE THAN ONCE IS A CRIME THAT WILL BE CAUGHT AND PROSECUTED'.
     (J)      All diligence must be given in locating early voting centers to ensure convenient and accessible facilities in which to vote."      /

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