Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4598Primary Sponsor: RogersCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Voter registration by mail, witness requirementsResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: PT/22310DW.94Introduced Date: 19940125Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940125Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: RogersType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 4598 House 19940125 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-155, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS BY MAIL, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT AN APPLICATION BE WITNESSED BY A QUALIFIED ELECTOR FROM THE RESPECTIVE COUNTY AND PROVIDE THAT IT ONLY BE WITNESSED BY A QUALIFIED ELECTOR.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 7-5-155(a)(1), of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(1) Subject to the provision of Section 7-5-150, any qualified citizen may register to vote by mailing or having delivered a completed application not later than forty-five days immediately prior to any election to his registration board. The postmark date of a mailed application is considered the date of mailing. The application must be witnessed by a qualified elector from the respective county. The name, address, the voter certificate number of the witness, and where applicable the telephone number must be legibly written on the application. The person witnessing the application may not be a filed candidate for public office at the time of the application. Any applicant or witness is subject to the penalty provided in Section 7-25-20 for fraudulent registration."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.