Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4871Ratification Number: 565Act Number: 464Primary Sponsor: BaxleyType of Legislation: GBSubject: Darlington County, voting precinctsDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Jun 03, 1992Computer Document Number: CYY/19266.SDGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Jun 15, 1992Introduced Date: May 20, 1992Date of Last Amendment: May 28, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Jun 15, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 464Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Baxley Glover Neilson BeasleyType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4871 ------ Jun 15, 1992 Act No. 464 4871 ------ Jun 15, 1992 Signed by Governor 4871 ------ Jun 04, 1992 Ratified R 565 4871 House Jun 03, 1992 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 4871 Senate May 28, 1992 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendments 4871 Senate May 27, 1992 Read second time, notice of general amendments 4871 Senate May 26, 1992 Placed on Local and Uncontested Calendar without reference 4871 Senate May 26, 1992 Introduced, read first time 4871 House May 22, 1992 Read third time, sent to Senate 4871 House May 21, 1992 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day 4871 House May 20, 1992 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A464, R565, H4871)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-210, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO VOTING PRECINCTS IN DARLINGTON COUNTY, SO AS TO REVISE CERTAIN OF THESE VOTING PRECINCTS, TO ABOLISH THE DARLINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND DARLINGTON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION, AND TO CREATE THE DARLINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Voting precincts revised
SECTION 1. Section 7-7-210 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 7-7-210. In Darlington County there are the following voting precincts: Antioch; Auburn; Bethel; Burnt Branch; Black Creek-Clyde; Darlington No. 1 (voting at city hall); Darlington No. 2; Darlington No. 3 (located at the courthouse, with voters whose last names begin with A through K, and those whose last names begin with L through Z voting at separate locations); Darlington No. 4; Darlington No. 5; Darlington No. 6; Dovesville; Hartsville No. 1; Hartsville Nos. 2 and 3 (combined); Hartsville No. 4; Hartsville No. 5; Hartsville No. 6; Hartsville No. 7; Hartsville No. 8; Hartsville No. 9; High Hill; Indian Branch; Kelleytown; Lake Swamp; Lamar No. 1; Lamar No. 2 (Lamar precincts now include the former Quietude and Lynches River precincts); Lydia; Mechanicsville; Mont Clare; Newman Swamp; New Market; Oates; Palmetto; Philadelphia; Pond Hollow; Society Hill; and Swift Creek.
The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on maps dated April 27, 1992, and filed with the Clerk of Court of the county and also on file with the State Election Commission as provided and maintained by the Division of Research and Statistical Services of the State Budget and Control Board.
The Hartsville No. 9 precinct must be operated in all elections in the same manner that the other precincts of the county are operated in these elections."
Board of Elections and Registration created
SECTION 2. (A)(1) There is created the Darlington County Board of Elections and Registration. There are seven members of the board who must be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of a majority of the Darlington County Legislative Delegation for terms of four years until their successors are appointed and qualify except that of those first appointed, three must be appointed for initial terms of two years each, the initial terms of all members to be designated by the appointing authority.
(2) Vacancies on the board must be filled by appointment in the manner of original appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term.
(3) Members of the board and its staff shall receive that compensation as may be appropriated by the governing body of Darlington County upon the recommendation of the county legislative delegation.
(4) One of the seven members of the board shall serve as its chairman and the member to serve as chairman must be designated by the county legislative delegation.
(5) A member who misses three consecutive meetings of the board is considered to have resigned his office and a vacancy therein shall exist which must be filled in the manner provided by subsection (B).
(B) The Darlington County Election Commission and the Darlington County Registration Board are abolished on the effective date of this act and the powers and duties of the commissioners of election and the registration board are devolved upon the new Board of Elections and Registration created by Section 1 of this act.
(C) The current members of the Darlington County Election Commission and the Darlington County Registration Board shall act as the governing body of the new Darlington County Board of Elections and Registration established herein until such time as the seven members of this board appointed in the manner provided by this act take office. At this time, the terms of these former commissioners of election and registration board members shall expire.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 15th day of June, 1992.