Current Status Bill Number:
3311Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950118Primary Sponsor: RogersAll Sponsors: RogersDrafted Document Number: pt\1640dw.95Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Voter registration
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February 15, 1995
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Read the first time January 18, 1995.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3311), to amend Section 7-5-155, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to registration of electors by mail, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
JAMES H. HARRISON, for Committee.
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.