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Bill Number: 3083 Ratification Number: 230 Act Number 162 Introducing Body: House Subject: Voting precincts in Beauf0rt County
(A162, R230, H3083)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-110, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DESIGNATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN BEAUFORT COUNTY, SO AS TO DELETE FROM THE CODE SECTION THE DESCRIPTION OF THE BOUNDARIES OF THE PRECINCTS, ADD NEW PRECINCTS TO THE LIST OF VOTING PRECINCTS IN THE COUNTY, PROVIDE FOR THE PRECINCT LINES DEFINING ALL OF THE COUNTY'S PRECINCTS, AND PROVIDE THAT THE POLLING PLACES FOR THE PRECINCTS MUST BE DETERMINED BY THE BEAUFORT COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION WITH THE APPROVAL OF A MAJORITY OF THE BEAUFORT COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION; AND TO AMEND ACT 1435 of 1970, RELATING TO THE POINT SOUTH PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT IN JASPER COUNTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING COMMISSION OF THE DISTRICT CONSISTS OF THREE RESIDENTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION OF JASPER COUNTY, RATHER THAN THE COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATIONS OF BOTH JASPER AND BEAUFORT COUNTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Precincts; precinct lines and map; polling places
SECTION 1. Section 7-7-110 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 7-7-110. In Beaufort County there are the following voting precincts:
Beaufort No. 1-A; Beaufort No. 1-B; Beaufort No. 2; Beaufort No. 3; Bluffton No. 1; Bluffton No. 2; Burton No. 1-A; Burton No. 1-B; Burton No. 2-A; Burton No. 2-B; Burton 2-C; Burton No. 3; Chechessee; Dale Lobeco; Daufuskie; Hilton Head 1; Hilton Head 2; Hilton Head 3; Hilton Head 4; Hilton Head 5; Hilton Head 6-A; Hilton Head 6-B; Hilton Head 7; Hilton Head 8; Hilton Head 9; Hilton Head 10; Hilton Head 11; Hilton Head 12; Hilton Head 13; Hilton Head 14; Hilton Head 15-A; Hilton Head 15-B; Ladys Island 1-A; Ladys Island 2-A; Ladys Island 3-A; Ladys Island 1-B; Mossy Oaks No. 1-A; Mossy Oaks No. 1-B; Mossy Oaks No. 2; Port Royal No. 1; Port Royal No. 2; Seabrook No. 1; Seabrook No. 2; Seabrook No. 3; Sheldon No. 1; Sheldon No. 2; St. Helena 1-A; St. Helena 1-B; St. Helena No. 2-A; St. Helena No. 2-B; and St. Helena No. 2-C.
The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Division of Research and Statistical Services of the Budget and Control Board and as shown on certified copies of the official map provided to the State Election Commission and the Beaufort County Board of Voter Registration by the Division of Research and Statistical Services.
The polling places for the above precincts must be determined by the Beaufort County Election Commission with the approval of a majority of the Beaufort County Legislative Delegation."
District Commission; recommendation process changed
SECTION 2. The first paragraph of Section 3 of Act 1435 of 1970 is amended to read:
"The district is governed by a commission to be known as the Point South Public Service District Commission. The Commission consists of three residents of South Carolina who must be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the county legislative delegation of Jasper County, including the representatives. One member must be appointed for an initial term of one year, one member for two years, and one member for three years. Thereafter all members must be appointed to serve terms of three years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. All of the terms begin as of the effective date of this act. Any vacancy occurring in the office of commissioner by reason of death, resignation, or otherwise must be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by appointment by the Governor."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.