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321Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950110Primary Sponsor: WashingtonAll Sponsors: WashingtonDrafted Document Number: JUD6002.MKWResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJDate of Last Amendment: 19950309Subject: Voting machine requirements
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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
March 9, 1995
S. Printed 3/9/95--S.
Read the first time January 10, 1995.
TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-1640, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO VOTING MACHINE REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN ILLUSTRATION OR A MECHANICAL MODEL MAY BE USED TO DEMONSTRATE THE MANNER OF VOTING ON THE MACHINE.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 7-13-1640 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 7-13-1640. Any kind or type of voting machine may be approved by the State Board of Voting Machine Commissioners which is so constructed as to fulfill the following requirements. It shall:
(1) Provide provide facilities for voting for all candidates of as many political parties or organizations as may make nominations of candidates at any election, for or against as many questions as may be submitted at any election, and, at all general or special elections, permit the voter to vote for all of the candidates of one party or in part for the candidates of one or more parties;
(2) Permit permit the voter to vote for as many persons for any office as he is lawfully entitled to vote for, but no more;
(3) Prevent prevent the voter from voting for the same person more than once for the same office;
(4) Permit permit the voter to vote for or against any question he may have the right to vote on, but no other;
(5) If if used at a primary election, be so equipped that all rows except those of the voter's party can be locked out by the managers of election by means of an adjustment on the outside of the machine;
(6) Correctly correctly register or record and accurately count all votes cast for any and all candidates and for or against all questions;
(7) Be be provided with a `protective counter' or `protective device' whereby any operation of the machine before or after the election will be detected;
(8) Be be provided with a counter which shall show shows at all times during an election how many persons have voted;
(9) Be be provided with either an illustration or a mechanical model, illustrating the manner of voting on the machine, suitable for the instruction of voters; and
(10) Insure ensure voting in absolute secrecy.
Any such kind or type of machine shall be provided with a device for each party and for each nomination by petition for voting for presidential and vice-presidential candidates in one operation and listing the candidates by name and by party or indicating the candidate is nominated by petition."
SECTION 2. Section 7-13-1810 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 7-13-1810. For the instruction of voters on any election day, there shall be provided for each polling place either an illustration or a mechanically operated model of a portion of the face of the machine. Such illustration or model shall be located on the table of one of the managers or in some other place accessible to the voters. Each voter so desiring shall, before entering the machine, be instructed regarding its operation and such instruction illustrated on either the illustration or the model and the voter given an opportunity personally to operate the model. The voter's attention may also be called to the diagram of the face of the machine so that the voter may become familiar with the location of the questions and names of the offices and candidates."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.