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Sponsors: Senator Campsen
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Introduced in the Senate on February 1, 2017
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Special elections
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/1/2017 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 21) 2/1/2017 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 21)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-190(B), RELATING TO SPECIAL ELECTIONS TO FILL VACANCIES, TO PROVIDE FOR AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF WEEKS FOR THE PRIMARY, RUNOFF PRIMARY, AND SPECIAL ELECTION FOR OFFICES IN WHICH THERE ARE PARTISAN ELECTIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 7-13-190(B) of the 1976 Code of Laws is amended to read:
(B) In partisan elections, whether seeking nomination by political party primary or political party convention, filing by these candidates shall open for the office at twelve o'clock noon on the third Friday after the vacancy occurs for a period to close ten days later at twelve o'clock noon. If seeking nomination by petition, the petitions must be submitted not later than twelve o'clock noon, sixty days prior to the election. Verification of these petitions must be made not later than twelve o'clock noon forty-five days prior to the election. If seeking nomination by political party primary or political party convention, filing with the appropriate official is the same as provided in Section 7-11-15 and if seeking nomination by petition, filing with the appropriate official is the same as provided in Section 7-11-70.
A primary must be held on the
eleventh twelfth Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. A runoff primary must be held on the thirteenth fourteenth Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. The special election must be on the eighteenth twenty-first Tuesday after the vacancy occurs. If the eighteenth twenty-first Tuesday after the vacancy occurs is no more than sixty days prior to the general election, the special election shall be held on the same day as the general election. If the filing period closes on a state holiday, then filing must be held open through the succeeding weekday. If the date for an election falls on a state holiday, it must be set for the next succeeding Tuesday. For purposes of this section, state holiday does not mean the general election day.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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