WHEREAS, in the general election held on November 7, 2000, the voting machines in the St. Andrews Public Service District precincts failed to allow electors to vote for the candidate of their choice in each of the two district wide races; and
WHEREAS, the Charleston County Election Commission, competent authority, declared the election void; and
WHEREAS, the Charleston County Election Commission has requested a new election pursuant to Section 7-13-1170 of the South Carolina Code of Laws; and
WHEREAS, Section 7-13-1170 of the South Carolina Code of Laws provides " . . . if for any reason the election is declared void by competent authority, and these facts are made to appear to the satisfaction of the Governor, he shall, should the law not otherwise provide for this contingency, order an election or a new election to be held at the time and place, and upon the notice being given which to him appears adequate to insure the will of the electorate being fairly expressed. To that end, he may designate the existing election official or other person as he may appoint to perform the necessary official duties pertaining to the election and to declare the result"; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Executive Order No. 2000-30 on November 17, 2000, I declared February 12, 2000 the date for the St. Andrews Public Service District election; and
WHEREAS, another date is necessary for the St. Andrews Public Service District election.
NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina, I hereby:
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 9th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2001.
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