Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 477Primary Sponsor: HollandCommittee Number: 11Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Voter request for assistance formResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: 477Introduced Date: Jan 15, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Apr 03, 1991Last History Type: Unanimous consent for Senator Matthews to withdraw as co-sponsor of BillScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Holland Moore WilsonType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 477 Senate Apr 03, 1991 Unanimous consent for Senator Matthews to withdraw as co-sponsor of Bill 477 Senate Jan 15, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-772, SO AS TO REQUIRE A PERSON WHO ASSISTS A VOTER IN PREPARING HIS BALLOT TO COMPLETE A "VOTER'S REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE FORM," PROVIDE WHAT MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE FORM, WHO MUST MAINTAIN THE COMPLETED FORMS, AND THE PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING THE FORMS IN CASE OF A PROTEST.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 13, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 7-13-772. (A) If a voter requests assistance pursuant to Section 7-13-770, the assistant chosen by the voter shall complete a Voter's Request for Assistance Form. This form must contain the reason for assistance, the name of the person designated by the voter to give assistance, the signature or mark of the voter, and the voter's address, voter registration number, and telephone number. The form also must contain the signature, address, and telephone number of the voter's designated assistant.
(B) The form required by this section must be designed and distributed by the State Election Commission. At the conclusion of each election, completed forms must be turned over to the authority conducting the election by the poll managers working in the election, and must be maintained as part of the record of the election. In the event of a protest, the forms must accompany the voter registration list, poll lists, ballots, printouts, or other form of voter tabulation in each precinct involved in the protest."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.