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SenateBill Number: 579Ratification Number: 159Act Number: 90Primary Sponsor: WilliamsType of Legislation: GBSubject: Voter registrationDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930520Computer Document Number: 579Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19930614Introduced Date: 19930323Date of Last Amendment: 19930513Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19930614Last History Type: Act No. 90Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: WilliamsType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 579 ------ 19930614 Act No. 90 579 ------ 19930614 Signed by Governor 579 ------ 19930610 Ratified R 159 579 Senate 19930520 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification 579 House 19930518 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment 579 House 19930513 Amended, read second time 579 House 19930512 Debate adjourned until Thursday, May 13, 1993 579 House 19930506 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 11, 1993 579 House 19930428 Committee Report: Favorable 25 579 House 19930413 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to Committee 579 Senate 19930409 Read third time, sent to House 579 Senate 19930408 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, April 9, 1993 579 Senate 19930407 Committee Report: Favorable 11 579 Senate 19930323 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A90, R159, S579)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-170, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE FORM OF THE WRITTEN APPLICATION FOR VOTER REGISTRATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE FORM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Voter registration application; contents
SECTION 1. Section 7-5-170 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 7-5-170. (1) Written application required. -- No person may be registered to vote except upon written application which shall become a part of the permanent records of the board to which it is presented and must be open to public inspection.
(2) Form of application. -- The application must be on a form prescribed and provided by the executive director and shall contain the following information: name, sex, race, social security number, date of birth, residence address, mailing address, telephone number of the applicant, and location of prior voter registration. The applicant must affirm that he is not under a court order declaring him mentally incompetent, confined in any public prison, has never been convicted of a felony or offense against the election laws, or if previously convicted that he has served his entire sentence, including probation and parole time, or has received a pardon for the conviction. Additionally, the applicant must take the following oath: `I, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States and that on the date of the next ensuing election, I will have attained the age of eighteen years and am a resident of South Carolina, this county, and of my precinct. I further swear (or affirm) that the present residence address listed herein is my sole legal place of residence and that I claim no other place as my legal residence.' Any applicant convicted of fraudulently applying for registration is guilty of perjury and is subject to the penalty for that offense.
(3) Administration of oaths. -- Any member of the registration board, deputy registrar, or any registration clerk must be qualified to administer oaths in connection with the application.
(4) Decisions on applications. -- Any member of the registration board, deputy registrar, or registration clerk may pass on the qualifications of the prospective voter. In case of a question of an applicant being refused registration, at least one member of the board shall pass on the qualifications of the voter. A concise statement of the reasons for the refusal must be written on the application."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect January 1, 1994.
Approved the 14th day of June, 1993.