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Sponsors: Rep. Rutherford
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 628
Introduced in the House on March 7, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Absentee voting
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/7/2019 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 79) 3/7/2019 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 79)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-15-398 SO AS TO REQUIRE BOTH IN PERSON AND BY MAIL ABSENTEE VOTING IN PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTIONS HELD PURSUANT TO SECTION 7-11-20 AND TO DEFINE WHEN THE IN PERSON AND BY MAIL ABSENTEE VOTING REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION SHALL BEGIN, AND TO REQUIRE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO FURNISH CERTAIN LISTS TO THE STATE'S CERTIFIED POLITICAL PARTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 5, Chapter 15, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 7-15-398. (A)(1) Notwithstanding another provision of law, both in person and by mail absentee voting must be allowed in presidential preference primary elections held pursuant to section 7-11-20.
(2) The State Election Commission shall ensure that the in person and by mail absentee voting required by this subsection shall begin no later that fourteen days before the start of absentee or early voting in any state whose absentee or early voting begins prior to February first of a presidential election year.
(B)(1) After the start of absentee voting in presidential preference primary elections pursuant to subsection (A), each week the State Election Commission shall provide the state's certified political parties an electronic list of those voters by name who have:
(a) submitted an application to vote by absentee ballot;
(b) returned an absentee ballot in a manner prescribed by law; or
(c) cast an absentee ballot in person.
(2) The list of voters required by this subsection also shall identify which political party's presidential preference primary election in which the voter chose to participate."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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