South Carolina General Assembly
109th Session, 1991-1992

Bill 667

                    Current Status

Introducing Body:               Senate
Bill Number:                    667
Ratification Number:            86
Act Number:                     190
Primary Sponsor:                Washington
Type of Legislation:            GB
Subject:                        Colleton County school district
                                trustees, election of
Date Bill Passed both Bodies:   Apr 23, 1991
Computer Document Number:       436/11268.DW
Governor's Action:              S
Date of Governor's Action:      Apr 29, 1991
Introduced Date:                Feb 14, 1991
Date of Last Amendment:         Apr 17, 1991
Last History Body:              ------
Last History Date:              Apr 29, 1991
Last History Type:              Act No. 190
Scope of Legislation:           Local
All Sponsors:                   Washington
Type of Legislation:            General Bill


 Bill  Body    Date          Action Description              CMN
 ----  ------  ------------  ------------------------------  ---
 667   ------  Apr 29, 1991  Act No. 190
 667   ------  Apr 29, 1991  Signed by Governor
 667   ------  Apr 25, 1991  Ratified R 86
 667   Senate  Apr 23, 1991  Concurred in House amendment,
                             enrolled for ratification
 667   House   Apr 18, 1991  Read third time, returned
                             with amendment
 667   House   Apr 17, 1991  Amended, read second time
 667   House   Apr 17, 1991  Delegation report:  Favorable   00
                             with amendment
 667   House   Feb 20, 1991  Referred to Colleton            00
 667   House   Feb 20, 1991  Introduced, read first time
 667   Senate  Feb 19, 1991  Read third time, sent to House
 667   Senate  Feb 15, 1991  Read second time
 667   Senate  Feb 14, 1991  Placed on Local and
                             Uncontested Calendar without
 667   Senate  Feb 14, 1991  Introduced, read first time
 667   Senate  Feb 14, 1991  Unanimous consent for second
                             and third reading on the next
                             two consecutive Legislative

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(R86, S667)


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Single member districts for school district

SECTION 1. (A) Beginning with the 1992 election, the Board of Trustees of the Colleton County School District shall consist of seven members who must be elected in nonpartisan elections to be held in the manner provided in this act. One member of the board must be a resident of and elected from each of the seven defined single-member election districts established in Section 2. The members of the board shall elect a chairman and those other officers they consider necessary to serve terms of one year each in these capacities. A member may be re-elected to an office. The seven members must be elected in a nonpartisan election to be conducted at the same time as the 1992 general election for terms of office of four years each. However, the members elected in 1992 from districts two, four, and six shall serve initial terms of two years each. After that, their successors must be elected in a nonpartisan election to be conducted at the same time as the general election every two or four years after that time for terms of four years each. All members of the board shall serve until their successors are elected and qualify. In the event of a vacancy on the board occurring for any reason other than expiration of a term, the board shall call a special election to fill the unexpired term. If the vacancy does not occur within six months of a regular trustee election, the vacancy must be filled for the unexpired term at the next regular election.

(B) Each member of the board must be a qualified elector and resident of the election district from which elected and must be elected by the qualified electors of that district. All persons desiring to qualify as a candidate and be elected to the board shall file written notice of candidacy with the county election commission at least sixty days before the date set for the election but not earlier than ninety days before the election together with a filing fee of twenty dollars to be remitted to the county general fund. This notice of candidacy must be a sworn statement and shall include the candidate's name, age, voting precinct, period of residence in the county or election district from which election is sought, if applicable, and other information as the county election commission requires.

(C) The county commissioners of election shall conduct and supervise the elections for members of the board in the manner governed by the election laws of this State, mutatis mutandi. The commissioners shall prepare the necessary ballots, appoint managers for the voting precincts, and do all things necessary to carry out the elections, including the counting of ballots and declaring the results. The commissioners shall advertise the date of the election ninety days preceding the election in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county and shall publish a second notice thirty days before the election. The costs of the election must be borne by the school district.

(D) The results of the election must be determined in accordance with the nonpartisan plurality method prescribed by Section 5-15-61 of the 1976 Code.

(E) The members of the board elected in these nonpartisan elections shall take office one week following certification of their election as provided in Section 59-19-315 of the 1976 Code. The current members of the board shall continue to serve in office until the terms of the members elected in the 1992 election begin as provided above.

Districts defined

SECTION 2. The seven defined single-member election districts from which one member of the Board of Trustees of the Colleton County School District must be elected by the qualified electors of that district are as follows:

District PopulationVariance

and Composition of District

District 1

Voting District 1 170

Voting District 2 373

Voting District 3 138

Voting District 5 602

Voting District 7 524

Voting District 13 679

Voting District 23 506

Voting District 25 1,332

Voting District 33 516

District Totals 4,840 -1.45

District 2

Voting District 10 608

Voting District 11 544

Voting District 18 194

Voting District 19 609

Voting District 22 971

Voting District 26 710

Voting District 27 873

Voting District 29

Blks 308A, 328A,

328B, 329 51

Voting District 34 505

District Totals 5,065 +3.14

District 3

Voting District 30

Blks 113-117 106

Blks 123, 126-135 187

Blks 142-147,

150-154 436

Blks 157-161

167-169 38

Voting District 32 4,006

District Totals 4,773 -2.81

District 4

Voting District 6 2,614

Voting District 14 677

Voting District 17 497

Voting District 21 657

Voting District 24 390

District Totals 4,835 -1.55

District 5

Voting District 30 3,303

Less Blks 113-117 -106

Blks 123,

126-135 -187

Blks 142-147

150-154 -436

Blks 157-161

167-169 -38

Voting District 31

Blks 205-209,


Blks 236-238 249

Blks 305,

307-326 620

BG 4 802

Voting District 29

BG 5

Blks 501-522 132

Blks 524-532 125

Blks 544A-

557B 496

District Totals 4,960 +1.00

District 6

Voting District 9 1,921

Voting District 20 1,489

Less, BNA 9708

Blks 201-203,

210-211 -160

BNA 9706 Blks

501, 502,


545-573 -315

Voting District 29 2,694

Less Blks 308A,

328A, 328B,

329 -51

Blks 501-522,

524-532 -257

Blks 544A-557B -496

District Totals 4,825 -1.75

District 7

Voting District 8 1,380

Voting District 12 631

Voting District 15 1,015

Voting District 20

BNA 9708 Blks

201-203, 210,

211 160

BNA 9706 Blks

501, 502,


545-573 315

Voting District 31 2,898

Blks 205-209

233, 234

236-238 -249

Blks 305, 307-326 -620

BG 4 -802

Voting District 35 351

District Totals 5,079 +3.42

Modification of districts

SECTION 3. When the 1990 decennial census is available, the single-member election districts must be modified by the Colleton County Legislative Delegation to comply with the "one man-one vote" concept to ensure equal representation among the single-member election districts.

Time effective

SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

In the Senate House April 25, 1991.

Nick A. Theodore,

President of the Senate

Robert J. Sheheen,

Speaker of the House of


Approved the 29th day of April, 1991.

Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.,


Printer's Date -- December 10, 1997 -- L.