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TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT POLL MANAGERS MUST BE RESIDENTS AND REGISTERED ELECTORS OF COUNTIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL AND THEIR DEPENDENTS REGISTERED TO VOTE IN SOUTH CAROLINA OR ANOTHER STATE, RESIDE IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH THEY ARE A POLL WORKER, AND ARE STATIONED IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH THEY ARE A POLL WORKER OR AN ADJOINING COUNTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 7-13-110 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 7-13-110. (A) All managers of election for the various polling places in the State, except for those listed in subsection (B), must be residents and registered electors of the respective counties in which they are appointed to work or in an adjoining county. Any person at least sixteen years of age who has completed the training required by Section 7-13-72 and who is not otherwise disqualified by law may be appointed as a poll manager's assistant by the appropriate county election commission. Any sixteen- or seventeen-year-old appointed as a poll manager's assistant may not serve as chairman of the managers or clerk in the polling place to which he or she is appointed. Sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds must serve under supervision of the chairman of the managers of the polling place, and their specific duties must be prescribed by the county election commission. One sixteen- or seventeen-year-old assistant poll manager may be appointed for every two regular poll managers appointed to work in any precinct.
(B) Military personnel and their dependents may serve as managers for the various polling places in the State if they are registered to vote in the state or another state, reside in the county in which they are serving as a poll worker, or are stationed in the county in which they are a poll worker or in an adjoining county.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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