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TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-110, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT POLL MANAGERS MUST BE RESIDENTS AND REGISTERED ELECTORS OF COUNTIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN INDIVIDUAL WHO SERVES AS A POLL MANAGER, ASSISTANT POLL MANAGER, OR POLL WORKER MUST BE COMPENSATED IN AN AMOUNT NOT LESS THAN FIFTEEN DOLLARS AN HOUR WHILE ATTENDING COMPULSORY ELECTIONS TRAINING REQUIRED BY STATE LAW AND WHILE WORKING THE DAY PRESCRIBED BY LAW TO CONDUCT GENERAL ELECTIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 7-13-110 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 53 of 2001, is further amended to read:
"Section 7-13-110. (A) All managers of election for the various polling places in the State must be residents and registered electors of the respective counties in which they are appointed to work or in an adjoining county.
Any A person at least sixteen years of age who has completed the training required by Section 7-13-72 and who is not otherwise disqualified by law may be appointed as a poll manager's assistant by the appropriate county election commission. Any A sixteen- or seventeen-year-old appointed as a poll manager's assistant may not serve as chairman of the managers or clerk in the polling place to which he or she is appointed. Sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds must serve under supervision of the chairman of the managers of the polling place, and their specific duties must be prescribed by the county election commission. One sixteen- or seventeen-year-old assistant poll manager may be appointed for every two regular poll managers appointed to work in any a precinct.
(B) An individual who serves as a poll manager, assistant poll manager, or poll worker is entitled to be compensated in an amount not less than fifteen dollars an hour while:
(1) attending the compulsory elections training program required pursuant to Section 7-13-72; and
(2) working the day prescribed by law to conduct general elections."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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