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H 3410 - Allows the process of examining absentee ballot envelopes at 9 a.m. on the calendar day immediately before Election Day

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Steven Long
Last Action: 4/6/2021 - House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Huggins, Crawford, Fry
House Committee: Judy
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows the process of examining absentee ballot envelopes at 9 a.m. on the calendar day immediately before Election Day.

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Session 124 - (2021-2022)Printer Friendly
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H 3410 General Bill, By Long, Magnuson, McCravy, Wooten, Haddon, Pope, Oremus, Burns, McGarry, Jones, Erickson, Bradley, W. Newton, Taylor, Hixon, Hiott, Forrest, Huggins, Crawford and Fry
Similar (H 3266)
Summary: Absentee ballots
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-35, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE NOTICE OF GENERAL, MUNICIPAL, SPECIAL, AND PRIMARY ELECTIONS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE NOTICE TO STATE THAT THE PROCESS OF EXAMINING THE RETURN-ADDRESSED ENVELOPES CONTAINING ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAY BEGIN AT 9:00 A.M. ON THE CALENDAR DAY IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING ELECTION DAY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-420, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE RECEIPT, TABULATION, AND REPORTING OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROCESS OF EXAMINING THE RETURN-ADDRESSED ENVELOPES RECEIVED BY THE COUNTY BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS MAY BEGIN AT 9:00 A.M. ON THE CALENDAR DAY IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING ELECTION DAY, AND TO REQUIRE THAT THE WITNESS SIGNATURE CONFIRMING THE APPLICANT'S OATH CONTAINS THE WITNESS'S SOUTH CAROLINA DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER OR SOUTH CAROLINA VOTER REGISTRATION NUMBER.
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12/09/20House Prefiled
12/09/20House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/12/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 186)
01/12/21House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 186)
01/26/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Oremus
02/02/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Burns
02/03/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McGarry
02/09/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Jones, Erickson, Bradley, W.Newton
02/10/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Taylor, Hixon, Hiott, Forrest
04/06/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Huggins, Crawford, Fry



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