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Sponsors: Reps. Hixon, Blackwell, Clyburn, Oremus and Taylor
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 236
Introduced in the House on January 28, 2021
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Pooling precincts
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/28/2021 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 33) 1/28/2021 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 33)
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TO AMEND SECTION 7-7-1000, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POOLING PRECINCTS IN MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PRECINCT CONTAINING THREE THOUSAND OR MORE VOTERS, AN INCREASE FROM FIVE HUNDRED OR MORE VOTERS, HAS ITS OWN POLLING PLACE; THAT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE MUNICIPALLY POOLED PRECINCTS CANNOT EXCEED THREE THOUSAND, AN INCREASE FROM ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED; AND THAT POOLED MUNICIPAL POLLING PLACES CANNOT BE MORE THAN FIVE MILES, AN INCREASE FROM THREE MILES, FROM THE NEAREST PART OF ANY POOLED PRECINCT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 7-7-1000 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 7-7-1000. For purposes of municipal elections only, a municipality may pool one or more precincts with other precincts and have one voting place for all of these pooled precincts upon the following conditions:
(1) Any precinct which contains
five hundred three thousand or more registered voters within the municipality must have its own voting place.
(2) The total number of registered voters within the municipality in each group of pooled precincts cannot exceed
one three thousand five hundred.
(3) The voting place of any precinct pooled with others cannot be more than
three five miles from the nearest part of any pooled precinct.
(4) The notice requirements of Section 7-7-15 must be complied with and in addition to this requirement, the location of voting places for all precincts including those pooled must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality on the day of the election. If the newspaper is not published daily, then on the date of publication nearest and prior to the date of election.
(5) Whenever precincts are pooled in a municipal election, the voter registration lists, poll lists, and ballots for each precinct represented must be used by the managers of election. Results of the election must also be reported and certified by individual precinct."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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