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3Ratification Number: 434Act Number: 398Introducing Body: SenateSubject: Relating to counting ballots and declaring results in elections
(A398, R434, S3)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-1110, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COUNTING BALLOTS AND DECLARING RESULTS IN ELECTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AT THE COMPLETION OF THE VOTE COUNTING A DUPLICATE OF THE RESULTS MUST BE POSTED IN A CONSPICUOUS SITE AT THE POLLING PLACE EXCEPT IN COUNTIES USING VOTE RECORDERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Counting of ballots
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of Section 7-13-1110 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Section 2 of Act 280 of 1982, is further amended to read:
"At the close of the election the managers and clerk shall immediately proceed publicly to open the ballot boxes and count the ballots therein and shall continue such count, without adjournment or interruption, until it is completed. They shall then make and sign such statement of the result thereof as the nature of the election shall require. At the completion of the vote counting a duplicate of the statement and return of votes must be published by posting it in a conspicuous site at the polling places, except in counties where vote recorders are used for voting."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.