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Bill Number: 1335 Ratification Number: 676 Act Number 589 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Registration of electors
(A589, R676, S1335)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-180, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS BY ANY PERSON WHO HAS NOT ATTAINED THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN BEFORE THE CLOSING OF THE BOOKS OF REGISTRATION BEFORE ANY ELECTION, SO AS TO EXTEND FROM SIXTY TO ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS THE TIME WITHIN WHICH A PERSON MAY REGISTER TO VOTE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Registration of electors
SECTION 1. Section 7-5-180 if the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 7-5-180. In case any person who has not attained the age of eighteen years before the closing of the books of registration preceding any election, including presidential primary elections, but attains that age before the next ensuing election appears before the board of registration and makes application for registration, under oath as to the facts above stated entitling a person to registration, the board shall register the applicant, if he is otherwise qualified. Any person not laboring under the disabilities named in the Constitution and in Section 7-5-120 and whose qualification as an elector is completed after the closing of the registration books, but before the next ensuing election, has the right to apply for and secure registration at any time within one hundred twenty days immediately preceding the closing of the books for the election or for the primary election preceding the election. Written notification of approval or rejection must be issued personally or mailed by the board to each applicant on a form to be prescribed and provided by the State Election Commission. The decision of the board of registration may be appealed as provided by Section 7-5-230."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.