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459Ratification Number: 104Act Number: 83Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20010314Primary Sponsor: MartinAll Sponsors: MartinDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\dka\4177mm01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20010523Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20010810Subject: Ballots, paper; county registration board to use other means of voting absentee; Elections, Voter registrationHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20010817 Act No. A83 ------ 20010810 Signed by Governor ------ 20010605 Ratified R104 House 20010523 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 20010522 Read second time House 20010516 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 20010411 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 20010410 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20010405 Read second time Senate 20010404 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 20010314 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 4, 2001 - Word format Revised on May 16, 2001 - Word format
(A83, R104, S459)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-15-470 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE A COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRATION TO USE OTHER MEANS OF VOTING ABSENTEE INSTEAD OF BY PAPER BALLOT IF CERTIFIED BY THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION AND TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES TO EFFECTUATE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Nonpaper absentee ballot
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 7-15-470. Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, a county board of registration may use other methods of voting by absentee ballot instead of by paper ballot. No voting machine or voting system, other than a paper-based system, may be used for in-person absentee voting that has not received written certification from the State Election Commission that the voting machine or voting system meets all statutory requirements for use in the State and certification that the machine can be secured against voting at times other than business hours of the county board of registration, that the results of elections can be held secure from release until the time for counting ballots at any polling place, and votes cast using the machine can be challenged and held secure until the hearing on challenged ballots required by Section 7-13-830 is held. The State Election Commission must develop standards and guidelines for these purposes."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 5th day of June, 2001.
Approved the 10th day of August, 2001.
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