Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4904Primary Sponsor: J. WilderType of Legislation: JRSubject: Voter registration, residency requirementsResiding Body: HouseComputer Document Number: PT/1013DW.94Introduced Date: 19940310Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940420Last History Type: Objection by RepresentativeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: J. Wilder HodgesType of Legislation: Joint Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4904 House 19940420 Objection by Representative Haskins Wells Trotter A. Young Robinson 4904 House 19940419 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, April 20, 1994 4904 House 19940330 Committee Report: Favorable 25 4904 House 19940310 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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March 30, 1994
S. Printed 3/30/94--H.
Read the first time March 10, 1994.
To whom was referred a Joint Resolution (H. 4904), proposing an amendment to Section 4, Article II of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, relating to voter qualifications, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
Majority favorable. Minority unfavorable.
JAMES H. HODGES ROLAND S. CORNING
For Majority. For Minority.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 4, ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO VOTER QUALIFICATIONS, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENTS THAT A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES AND OF THIS STATE IS ENTITLED TO VOTE ONLY IN THE PRECINCT OF HIS RESIDENCE AND THAT ANY REGISTERED ELECTOR WHO HAS MOVED HIS PLACE OF RESIDENCE DURING THE THIRTY DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE DATE OF AN ELECTION IS ENTITLED TO VOTE IN HIS PREVIOUS PRECINCT OF RESIDENCE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. It is proposed that Section 4, Article II of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:
"Section 4. Every citizen of the United States and of this State of the age of eighteen and upwards who is properly registered shall be is entitled to vote. in the precinct of his residence and not elsewhere. Provided, however, that any registered elector who has moved his place of residence within the State during the thirty days immediately prior to the date of any election shall be entitled to vote in his previous precinct of residence in such election only."
SECTION 2. The proposed amendment must be submitted to the qualified electors at the next general election for representatives. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:
"Must Section 4, Article II of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to delete the requirement that a citizen of the United States and of this State is entitled to vote only in the precinct of his residence and that any registered elector who has moved his place of residence during the thirty days immediately prior to the date of an election is entitled to vote in his previous precinct of residence?
Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word `Yes', and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word `No'."