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Bill Number: 4927 Ratification Number: 632 Act Number 708 Introducing Body: House Subject: Abbeville County Registration and Election Commission
(A708, R632, H4927)
AN ACT TO CREATE A REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMISSION FOR ABBEVILLE COUNTY AND TO ABOLISH THE OFFICE OF COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION AND THE REGISTRATION BOARD OF ABBEVILLE COUNTY AND DEVOLVE THEIR POWERS AND DUTIES UPON THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE FOR A DIRECTOR AND AN ASSISTANT FOR THE COMMISSION, AND PROVIDE A TRANSITION PERIOD.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Abbeville County Registration and Election Commission
SECTION 1. (A) There is created the Registration and Elections Commission for Abbeville County. There are seven members of the commission who must be appointed by the Governor upon recommendation of a majority of the Abbeville County Legislative Delegation, including the Senator, who are appointed for terms of two years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. One member shall reside in each of the county council districts in Abbeville County.
(B) Between the first day of January and the fifteenth day of March of every even-numbered year, the Governor shall appoint the members of the commission.
(C) Vacancies on the commission may be filled by appointment in the manner of original appointment for the unexpired terms only.
(D) The members of the commission shall receive compensation as may be appropriated by the county council.
SECTION 2. The Abbeville County Legislative Delegation shall employ a director of the Registration and Elections Commission and a part-time assistant.
Commissioners of Election and Registration Board abolished
SECTION 3. Commissioners of Election and the Registration Board for Abbeville County are abolished. The powers and duties of the Commissioners of Election and the Registration Board are devolved upon the commission created in Section 1.
Terms of members of board
SECTION 4. Those members of the Elections Commission and Registration Board for Abbeville County serving on July 1, 1989, shall continue to serve until December 31, 1990, at which time the new board must be appointed for a one-year period, after which the members of the board must be appointed for two-year terms.
SECTION 5. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 30th day of May, 1990.