Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 289Ratification Number: 316Act Number: 304Primary Sponsor: McConnellType of Legislation: GBSubject: Voting precincts, alteration ofDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940301Computer Document Number: EGM/18015DW.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940316Introduced Date: 19930126Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940316Last History Type: Act No. 304Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: McConnell RoseType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 289 ------ 19940316 Act No. 304 289 ------ 19940316 Signed by Governor 289 ------ 19940310 Ratified R 316 289 House 19940301 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 289 House 19940224 Read second time 289 House 19940209 Committee Report: Favorable 25 289 House 19930504 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to Committee 289 Senate 19930429 Read third time, sent to House 289 Senate 19930211 Read second time, notice of general amendments 289 Senate 19930210 Committee Report: Favorable 11 289 Senate 19930126 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A304, R316, S289)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-730, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ALTERATION OF VOTING PRECINCTS AND THE ALPHABETICAL DIVISION OF THE PRECINCT LIST, SO AS TO PROVIDE WHERE A PRECINCT HAS MORE THAN SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY REGISTERED ELECTORS RATHER THAN FIFTEEN HUNDRED ELECTORS, THE PRECINCT LIST MUST BE DIVIDED ALPHABETICALLY SO THAT NO LIST CONTAINS MORE THAN SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY NAMES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT NOTHING IN THIS SECTION PREVENTS THE ALTERATION OF PRECINCTS WHEN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OR LOCAL REGISTRATION BOARD CONSIDERS THE ALTERATION ADVISABLE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Precinct list to be divided
SECTION 1. Section 7-7-730 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 7-7-730. When a precinct has more than seven hundred fifty registered electors, the precinct list must be divided alphabetically so that no list contains more than seven hundred fifty electors and separate managers and facilities are provided within the polling place for each list of electors. Local registration boards dividing precincts alphabetically shall notify the State Election Commission of this division so that separate alphabetically arranged poll lists may be printed by the commission. Upon completion of the above, the provisions of Section 7-7-710 are considered to be complied with regardless of the number of electors in the precinct. Nothing in this section prevents the alteration of precincts pursuant to Section 7-7-710 where the General Assembly or local registration boards consider this alteration advisable."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 16th day of March, 1994.