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Title 7 - Elections

CHAPTER 7

Polling Precincts and Voting Places

ARTICLE 1

Location of Precincts and Voting Places

SECTION 7-7-10. Voting precincts established.

For the purpose of holding any general, primary, or special election in this State, the voting precincts and voting places in the several counties of the State shall be designated, fixed, and established by the General Assembly. Nothing in this chapter prohibits a county board of voter registration and elections from establishing multiple polling places within a precinct, provided that voters are assigned to these polling places alphabetically or geographically as determined by the county board of voter registration and elections and approved by a majority of that county's legislative delegation. A voter must be notified in writing of his transfer to a new polling place and the location of the new polling place.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-153; 1952 Code Section 23-153; 1950 (46) 2414; 1976 Act No. 503 Section 1; 2000 Act No. 365, Section 1, eff June 14, 2000.

Code Commissioner's Note

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1976 amendment substituted "shall be designated, fixed and established by the General Assembly" for "are designated, fixed and established as hereinafter set forth".

The 2000 amendment specified that a county election commission may establish multiple polling places so long as specified provisions are met, and required that voters be notified in writing if transferred to a new polling place.

SECTION 7-7-15. Notice of change in polling place.

When a polling place established by statute or ordinance or by an entity allowed by law to establish polling places is changed the entity charged with conducting elections at the polling place shall post at the time of the first election held after the change a notice on or next to the door of the entrance of the previous polling place stating in printing with letters large enough to be read easily by a person with normal vision from a distance of at least twenty feet the location of the new polling place and the address and telephone number of the entity in charge of the conduct of the election.

HISTORY: 1988 Act No. 378, eff March 14, 1988.

SECTION 7-7-20. Repealed by 1976 Act No. 503, Section 2.

Editor's Note

Former Section 7-7-20 was entitled "Registration boards may define areas" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 23-153.1; 1952 Code Section 23-153.1; 1950 (46) 2414].

SECTION 7-7-30. Designation of voting precincts in Abbeville County.

(A) In Abbeville County there are the following voting precincts:

Abbeville No. 1;

Abbeville No. 2;

Abbeville No. 3;

Abbeville No. 4;

Antreville;

Broadmouth;

Calhoun Falls;

Cold Springs;

Donalds;

Due West;

Hall's Store;

Keowee;

Lowndesville;

Lebanon.

(B) The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on map document P-0195 and filed with the clerk of court of the county and also on file with the State Election Commission as provided and maintained by the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office.

(C) The polling places for the voting precincts in Abbeville County must be determined by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Abbeville County with the approval of a majority of the Abbeville County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-154; 1952 Code Section 23-154; 1950 (46) 2414; 1956 (49) 1797; 1977 Act No. 188 Section 1; 1989 Act No. 22, Section 1, eff March 12, 1989; 1993 Act No. 24, Section 1, eff April 23, 1993; 1995 Act No. 130, Section 1, eff (became law without the Governor's signature on June 13, 1995).

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 188, Section 2, provides:

"SECTION 2. The board of registration of Abbeville County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment deleted "Abbeville Shops;" in the first paragraph of this section, and added the second paragraph.

The 1989 amendment deleted J. Claude Ashley's store as the polling place for Keowee Precinct, and provided for the designation of voting precincts in Abbeville County.

The 1993 amendment in subsection (C), replaced 24 specific polling places in Abbeville County with the provision that the polling places be determined by the Abbeville County election commission.

The 1995 amendment deleted Abbeville Mill, Calhoun Falls No. 2, Central, Hampton, Hillville, Level Land, Lowndesville No. 2, Mountain View, Rock Springs, and Watts precincts and designated the official precinct map as map document P-0195.

SECTION 7-7-40. Designation of voting precincts in Aiken County.

(A) In Aiken County there are the following voting precincts:

Aiken No. 1

Aiken No. 2

Aiken No. 3

Aiken No. 4

Aiken No. 5

Aiken No. 6

Aiken No. 47

Anderson Pond No. 69

Ascauga Lake

Ascauga Lake No. 84

Bath

Beech Island

Belvedere No. 9

Belvedere No. 44

Belvedere No. 62

Belvedere No. 74

Breezy Hill

Carolina Heights

Cedar Creek No. 64

China Springs

Clearwater

College Acres

Couchton

Eureka

Fox Creek No. 58

Fox Creek No. 73

Gem Lakes No. 60

Gem Lakes No. 77

Gloverville

Graniteville

Hammond

Hammond No. 81

New Holland

Hitchcock No. 66

Hollow Creek

Jackson

Langley

Levels No. 52

Levels No. 72

Levels No. 83

Lynwood

Midland Valley No. 51

Midland Valley No. 71

Millbrook

Misty Lakes

Monetta

Montmorenci No. 22

Montmorenci No. 78

New Ellenton

North Augusta No. 25

North Augusta No. 26

North Augusta No. 27

North Augusta No. 28

North Augusta No. 29

North Augusta No. 54

North Augusta No. 55

North Augusta No. 67

North Augusta No. 68

North Augusta No. 80

Oak Grove

Perry

Redds Branch

Salley

Sandstone No. 70

Sandstone No. 79

Shaws Fork

Shiloh

Silver Bluff

Six Points No. 35

Six Points No. 46

Sleepy Hollow No. 65

South Aiken No. 75

South Aiken No. 76

Tabernacle

Talatha

Pine Forest

Vaucluse

Wagener

Ward

Warrenville

White Pond

Willow Springs

Windsor

Windsor No. 82

(B) Precinct lines defining the precincts provided in subsection (A) of this section are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-03-15 and as shown on certified copies of the official map provided by the office to the State Election Commission and the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Aiken County.

(C) Polling places for the precincts provided in subsection (A) of this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Aiken County with the approval of a majority of the county legislative delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-155; 1952 Code Section 23-155; 1950 (46) 2414; 1954 (48) 1839; 1956 (49) 2070, 2099; 1957 (50) 578; 1967 (55) 401; 1968 (55) 2633; 1969 (56) 348; 1971 (57) 988, 2045; 1977 Act No. 236 Section 1; 1978 Act No. 637 Section 1, became law without signature of Governor; 1979 Act No. 138 Section 1, eff June 4, 1979; 1980 Act No. 510, eff June 11, 1980; 1994 Act No. 285, Section 1, eff March 1, 1994; 2000 Act No. 243, Sections 1 and 2, eff March 29, 2000; 2001 Act No. 87, Section 1, eff August 10, 2001; 2004 Act No. 212, Section 1, eff April 22, 2004; 2006 Act No. 247, Section 1, eff March 15, 2006; 2010 Act No. 136, Section 1, eff March 30, 2010; 2014 Act No. 130 (H.4475), Section 1, eff March 4, 2014; 2015 Act No. 13 (S.588), Section 1, eff May 7, 2015.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment substantially revised this section.

The 1978 amendment specified boundary lines for the voting precincts in Aiken County.

The 1979 amendment added the names of the voting precincts and changed the descriptions of precincts sixteen and forty one.

The 1980 amendment redefined the boundaries of precincts 16, 18, 19, 37, 46, 50 and 58.

The 1994 amendment redesignated and added new precincts in Aiken County.

The 2000 amendment, in subsection (A), substituted "Pine Forest" for "Town Creek" and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-0300" for "P-0394".

The 2001 amendment revised the list of voting precincts in subsection (A); and changed "document P0300" to "document P-03-01" in subsection (B).

The 2004 amendment in subsection (B), substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services", "P-03-04" for "P-03-01", and "provided by the office" for "provided by the division".

The 2006 amendment, in subsection (A), deleted the numbers in parentheses preceding each voting precinct and substituted "Fox Creek 58" and Fox Creek 73" for "(23) Fox Creek"; and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-03-06" for "P-03-04".

The 2010 amendment in subsection (A) added "Belvedere #74", substituted "Montmorenci #22" for "Montmorenci" , and added "South Aiken #75" and "South Aiken #76"; and in subsection (B) substituted "P-03-10" for "P-03-06".

2014 Act No. 130, Section 1, in subsection (A), substituted "Gem Lakes No. 60" for "Gem Lakes", added "Gem Lakes No. 77", substituted "Levels No. 52" for "Levels", and made other nonsubstantive changes; and in subsection (B), substituted "P-03-14" for "P-03-10.

2015 Act No. 13, Section 1, in (a), added "Ascauga Lake No. 84", "Hammond No. 81", "Levels No. 83", "North Augusta No. 80", and "Windsor No. 82"; in (B), substituted "Precinct" for "The precinct", deleted "Office of Research and Statistics of the" before "Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office", and substituted "P-03-15" for "P-03-14"; and in (C), substituted "Polling" for "The polling".

SECTION 7-7-50. Designation of voting precincts in Allendale County.

(A) In Allendale County there are the following voting precincts:

Allendale No. 1

Allendale No. 2

Fairfax No. 1

Fairfax No. 2

Martin

Sycamore

Ulmer

Woods.

(B) The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on maps on file with the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Allendale County as provided and maintained by the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-05-12.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-156; 1952 Code Section 23-156; 1950 (46) 2414; 1966 (54) 2185; 1971 (57) 237; 1977 Act No. 241 Section 1; 1978 Act No. 630, became law without the signature of the Governor; 1984 Act No. 310, eff March 22, 1984; 2004 Act No. 199, Section 1, eff April 22, 2004; 2012 Act No. 132, Section 1, eff March 13, 2012.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 241, Section 2, provides as follows:

"The board of registration of Allendale County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment substantially revised this section.

The 1978 amendment specified boundary lines for the voting precincts in Allendale County.

The 1984 amendment altered the boundaries of the precincts.

The 2004 amendment designated the existing text as paragraph (A), deleted the geographic descriptions for each of the eight precincts and made a grammatical change; and added paragraph (B).

The 2012 amendment in subsection (B), substituted "Allendale County" for "State", "Division" for "Office", and "P-05-12" for "P-05-04".

SECTION 7-7-55. Establishment of polling places in Allendale County.

The polling places for the precincts provided in Section 7-7-50 must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Allendale County subject to the approval of the majority of the Allendale County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1987 Act No. 15 Section 1, eff April 13, 1987; 1998 Act No. 318, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on May 28, 1998).

Code Commissioner's Note

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1998 amendment rewrote this section.

SECTIONS 7-7-60, 7-7-70. Repealed by implication by 1977 Act No. 241, Section 1.

Editor's Note

Former Section 7-7-60 was entitled "Designation of voting precincts in Allendale County; precincts where electors of certain abolished precincts are to vote" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 23-156.1, 1966 (54) 2185.

Former Section 7-7-70 was entitled "Designation of voting precincts in Allendale County; voting places in Allendale precinct" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 23-156.2; 1966 (54) 2185.

SECTION 7-7-80. Designation of voting precincts in Anderson County.

(A) In Anderson County there are the following voting precincts:

Appleton-Equinox

Barker's Creek-McAdams

Belton

Belton Annex

Bishop's Branch

Bowling Green

Broadview

Broadway

Brushy Creek

Cedar Grove

Center Rock

Centerville Station A

Centerville Station B

Chiquola Mill

Concrete

Cox's Creek

Craytonville

Denver-Sandy Springs

Edgewood Station A

Edgewood Station B

Five Forks

Flat Rock

Fork No. 1

Fork No. 2

Friendship

Glenview

Gluck Mill

Green Pond Station A

Grove School

Hall

Hammond School

Hammond Annex

High Point

Homeland Park

Honea Path

Hopewell

Hunt Meadows

Iva

Jackson Mill

LaFrance

Lakeside

Melton

Mount Tabor

Mountain Creek

Mt. Airy

Neal's Creek

North Pointe

Pelzer

Pendleton

Piedmont

Piercetown

Powdersville

Rock Mill

Rock Spring

Shirley's Store

Simpsonville

Starr

Three and Twenty

Toney Creek

Town Creek

Townville

Varennes

West Pelzer

West Savannah

White Plains

Williamston

Williamston Mill

Wright's School

Anderson 1/1

Anderson 1/2

Anderson 2/1

Anderson 2/2

Anderson 3/1

Anderson 3/2

Anderson 4/1

Anderson 4/2

Anderson 5/A

Anderson 5/B

Anderson 6/1

Anderson 6/2

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts in Anderson County are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-07-14 and as shown on official copies furnished to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Anderson County.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Anderson County subject to the approval of the majority of the Anderson County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Sections 23-157, 23-157.1; 1952 Code Section 23-157; 1950 (46) 2414; 1958 (50) 1715; 1964 (53) 2210; 1966 (54) 2066; 1967 (55) 1018; 1972 (57) 2349; 1977 Act No. 230 Section 1; 1978 Act No. 425 Section 1; 1978 Act No. 472 Section 1; 1982 Act No. 342, Sections 2-4, eff April 19, 1982; 1983 Act No. 69, Section 1, eff May 26, 1983; 1984 Act No. 296, eff March 1, 1984; 1986 Act No. 310 Section 1, eff February 4, 1986; 1988 Act No. 293, eff January 14, 1988; 1996 Act No. 309, Section 1, eff September 1, 1996; 1998 Act No. 288, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on April 8, 1998); 2000 Act No. 280, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on May 23, 2000); 2000 Act No. 291, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on May 23, 2000); 2004 Act No. 211, Section 1, eff April 22, 2004; 2006 Act No. 226, Section 1, eff February 3, 2006; 2008 Act No. 217, Section 1, eff May 13, 2008; 2012 Act No. 182, Section 1, eff May 25, 2012; 2014 Act No. 124 (S.689), Section 1, eff March 4, 2014.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment inserted the next-to-last paragraph of this section.

The first 1978 amendment redefined voting precincts and voting places in the city of Anderson and provided that any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by the changes in the definitions of precincts shall be mailed a duplicate registration certificate reflecting such changes.

The second 1978 amendment amended this section by striking "Belton Mill" in the paragraph which designates the voting precincts in Anderson County outside the city of Anderson. The second 1978 amendment made no reference to the first 1978 amendment.

The first 1978 amendment redefined voting precincts and voting places in the city of Anderson and provided that any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by the changes in the definitions of precincts shall be mailed a duplicate registration certificate reflecting such changes.

The 1983 amendment deleted the descriptive names of the voting precincts, and the boundary descriptions from the text. It also amended Section 5 of 1982 Act 342 concerning submission of the proposed 1982 amendment to the United States Department of Justice.

The 1984 amendment inserted "March 1, 1984" in lieu of "October 1, 1983".

The 1986 amendment rewrote this section.

The 1988 amendment revised the voting precincts of Anderson County, and provided for the establishment of polling places.

The 1996 amendment designated subsections (A) through (C); in subsection (A), inserted "Station A, Green Pond Station B" after "Green Pond" and "Station A, Homeland Park Station B" after "Homeland Park"; in subsection (B), inserted "designated as document P-0796" after "State Budget and Control Board"; and deleted from subsection (C) the last paragraph of this section beginning with the language "Following the annexation to the City of Anderson".

The 1998 amendment redesignated certain precincts and substituted "P-0798" for "P-0796".

The first 2000 amendment (by Act No. 280), in subsection (B), substituted "P-0700" for "P-0798".

The second 2000 amendment (by Act No. 291) made the same change.

The 2004 amendment in subsection (A), changed the existing list of precincts from a paragraph to list format, inserted "Concrete A", "Hammond Annex", "Three and Twenty A", made nonsubstantive changes; in subsection (B), substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services", "P-07-04" for "P-0700", and "by the office" for "by the division".

The 2006 amendment, in subsection (A), added and revised certain voting precincts; in subsection (B), substituted "P-07-05" for "P-07-04" and "on official copies furnished to the Registration and Elections Commission for Anderson County by the office" for "certified copies of the official map provided to the State Election Commission and the Anderson County Board of Voter Registration by the office"; and, in subsection (C), substituted "Registration and Elections Commission for Anderson County" for "Anderson County Election Commission".

The 2008 amendment, in subsection (B), substituted "P-07-08" for "P-07-05".

The 2012 amendment inserted "Town Creek" in subsection (A); substituted "Division" for "Office", substituted "P-07-12" for "P-07-08", and made other, nonsubstantive, changes in subsection (B).

2014 Act No. 124, Section 1, in subsection (A), added "Belton Annex", "Glenview", and "North Pointe; and in subsection (B), substituted "Office of Research" for "Division of Research", and substituted "P-07-14" for "P-07-12".

SECTION 7-7-90. Designation of voting precincts in Bamberg County.

(A) In Bamberg County the voting precincts are as follows:

Colston

East Denmark

Edisto

Ehrhardt

Govan

Hightower's Mill

Hunter's Chapel

Kearse

Little Swamp

North Bamberg

Olar

South Bamberg

West Denmark.

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts in subsection (A) are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office.

(C) The polling places for the precincts in subsection (A) must be determined by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Bamberg County with the approval of a majority of the Bamberg County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-158; 1952 Code Section 23-158; 1950 (46) 2414; 1977 Act No. 170 Section 1; 1998 Act No. 310, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on May 28, 1998); 2006 Act No. 236, Section 1, eff February 17, 2006.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 170, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Bamberg County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment added the second paragraph of this section.

The 1998 amendment added the third paragraph, relating to Edisto.

The 2006 amendment designated subsection (A), designated and rewrote subsection (B), and added subsection (C).

SECTION 7-7-100. Designation of voting precincts in Barnwell County.

(A) In Barnwell County there shall be voting precincts as follows: Barnwell No. 1; Barnwell No. 2; Barnwell No. 3; Barnwell No. 4; Blackville No. 1; Blackville No. 2; Elko; Friendship; Kline; Healing Springs; Hilda; Snelling; Williston No. 1; Williston No. 2; and Williston No. 3. The voting place for Barnwell No. 1; Barnwell No. 2; Barnwell No. 3; and Barnwell No. 4 shall be the Barnwell National Guard Armory.

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts provided in subsection (A) are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as P-11-04 and as shown on copies of the official map provided to the State Election Commission and the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Barnwell County.

(C) The polling places for the precincts listed in subsection (A) must be determined by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Barnwell County with the approval of a majority of the Barnwell County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-159; 1952 Code Section 23-159; 1950 (46) 2414; 1965 (54) 37; 1966 (54) 2783; 1967 (55) 139; 1977 Act No. 171 Section 1; 1978 Act No. 499, became law without signature of Governor; 1998 Act No. 378, Section 2, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on June 11, 1998); 2001 Act No. 86, Section 1, eff August 10, 2001; 2004 Act No. 219, Section 1, eff April 29, 2004.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment substantially revised this section.

The 1978 amendment designated a voting place for precincts in the city of Barnwell.

The 1998 amendment designated the existing paragraphs as subsections (A) and (B), and added subsection (C).

The 2001 amendment rewrote subsection (B).

The 2004 amendment, in subsection (B), substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Office of Research and Statistical Services" and "P-11-04" for "P-11-01".

SECTION 7-7-110. Designation of voting precincts in Beaufort County.

(A) In Beaufort County there are the following voting precincts:

Beaufort 1

Beaufort 2

Beaufort 3

Belfair

Bluffton 1A

Bluffton 1B

Bluffton 1C

Bluffton 1D

Bluffton 2A

Bluffton 2B

Bluffton 2C

Bluffton 2D

Bluffton 2E

Bluffton 3

Bluffton 4A

Bluffton 4B

Bluffton 4C

Bluffton 4D

Bluffton 5A

Bluffton 5B

Burton 1A

Burton 1B

Burton 1C

Burton 1D

Burton 2A

Burton 2B

Burton 2C

Burton 3

Chechessee 1

Chechessee 2

Dale Lobeco

Daufuskie

Hilton Head 1A

Hilton Head 1B

Hilton Head 2A

Hilton Head 2B

Hilton Head 2C

Hilton Head 3

Hilton Head 4A

Hilton Head 4B

Hilton Head 4C

Hilton Head 4D

Hilton Head 5A

Hilton Head 5B

Hilton Head 5C

Hilton Head 6

Hilton Head 7A

Hilton Head 7B

Hilton Head 8

Hilton Head 9A

Hilton Head 9B

Hilton Head 10

Hilton Head 11

Hilton Head 12

Hilton Head 13

Hilton Head 14

Hilton Head 15A

Hilton Head 15B

Ladys Island 1A

Ladys Island 1B

Ladys Island 2A

Ladys Island 2B

Ladys Island 2C

Ladys Island 3A

Ladys Island 3B

Ladys Island 3C

Moss Creek

Mossy Oaks 1A

Mossy Oaks 1B

Mossy Oaks 2

Port Royal 1

Port Royal 2

Rose Hill

Seabrook 1

Seabrook 2

Seabrook 3

Sheldon 1

Sheldon 2

St. Helena 1A

St. Helena 1B

St. Helena 1C

St. Helena 2A

St. Helena 2B

St. Helena 2C

Sun City 1

Sun City 2

Sun City 3

Sun City 4

Sun City 5

Sun City 6

Sun City 7

Sun City 8

(B) The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-13-14 and as shown on copies provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County by the Office of Research and Statistics.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County subject to the approval of a majority of the Beaufort County Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-160; 1952 Code Section 23-160; 1950 (46) 2414; 1960 (51) 2006; 1965 (54) 499; 1969 (56) 886; 1971 (57) 2031; 1976 Act No. 714 Sections 1-3; 1977 Act No. 194 Section 1; 1979 Act No. 193 Sections 1, 2, eff July 2, 1979; 1985 Act No. 89, eff May 13, 1985; 1987 Act No. 162 Section 1, eff June 8, 1987; 1990 Act No. 606, Section 1, eff June 25, 1990; 1996 Act No. 245, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on March 5, 1996); 1998 Act No. 264, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on February 24, 1998); 2000 Act No. 241, Section 1, eff March 29, 2000; 2002 Act No. 177, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on March 6, 2002); 2007 Act No. 4, Section 1, eff March 27, 2007, applicable to elections conducted after July 15, 2007; 2012 Act No. 232, Section 1, eff June 18, 2012; 2014 Act No. 131 (H.4497), Section 1, eff March 4, 2014.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 194, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Beaufort County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

1979 Act No. 193, Section 3, provides as follows:

"All references to city limits in this act and in Act 194 of 1977 shall mean the Beaufort city limits in effect on July 1, 1978."

Effect of Amendment

The 1976 amendment substantially revised the limits of voting precinct No. 6 (Burton No. 1) as it appears in the parent volume, added the limits of voting precinct No. 7.5 (Burton No. 3) [appearing now as voting precinct No. 9 in this supplement], and substantially revised the limits of voting precinct No. 17 (Seabrook) [appearing now as voting precinct No. 23 in this supplement].

The 1977 amendment substantially revised this section.

The 1979 amendment redefined precincts nos. 4 and 20 in Section 1 of 1979 Act 193, and redefined precincts nos. 14, 17 and 24 in Section 2 of 1979 Act 193.

The 1985 amendment made grammatical changes, deleted former Nos. 13 through 17 which described Hilton Head Island precincts, renumbered former Nos. 18 through 27 as Nos. 13 through 22, and added Nos. 23 through 37.

The 1987 amendment revised this section by removing the descriptions of precinct boundaries, added new precincts, and provided that boundaries and voting places be determined by the county election commission.

The 1990 amendment revised the Bluffton and Hilton Head precincts.

The 1996 amendment revised this section.

The 1998 amendment revised the Bluffton, Hilton Head and Ladys Island precincts, added the Sun City precinct, and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-1398" for "P-1396".

The 2000 amendment, in subsection (A), added "Sun City 2" and "Sun City 3" and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-1300" for "P-1398".

The 2002 amendment, in subsection (A), revised the voting precinct list; in subsection (B), substituted "Office of Research and Statistical Services" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services" throughout and "P-13-02" for "P-1300".

The 2007 amendment, in subsection (A), added "Belfair", "Bluffton 1D", "Bluffton 4C", "Bluffton 5" and "Hilton Head 2C", and substituted "Sun City 3A", "Sun City 3B", Sun City 4A" and "Sun City 4B" for "Sun City 3"; in subsection (B), substituted "Statistics" for "Statistical Services" in two places, "P-13-07" for "P-13-02", "copies" for "certified copies of the official map" and "Beaufort County Board of Elections and Registration" for "State Election Commission of the Beaufort County Board of Voter Registration"; and added subsection (C).

The 2012 amendment rewrote subsections (A) and (B).

2014 Act No. 131, Section 1, in subsection (A), updated voting precincts for Bluffton, Burton, Ladys Island, Rose Hill, and Sun City; and in subsection (B), twice substituted "Office of Research" for "Division of Research", and substituted "P-13-14" for "P-13-12".

SECTION 7-7-120. Designation of voting precincts in Berkeley County.

(A) In Berkeley County there are the following voting precincts:

Alvin

Bethera

Beverly Hills

Bonneau

Bonneau Beach

Central

Cainhoy

Cane Bay

Carnes Cross Road 1

Carnes Cross Road 2

Cordesville

Cross

Daniel Island 1

Daniel Island 2

Daniel Island 3

Daniel Island 4

Devon Forest 1

Devon Forest 2

Discovery

Eadytown

Foster Creek 1

Foster Creek 2

Foster Creek 3

Foxbank

Hanahan 1

Hanahan 2

Hanahan 3

Hanahan 4

Hanahan 5

Harbour Lake

Hilton Cross Roads

Howe Hall 1

Howe Hall 2

Huger

Jamestown

Lebanon

Liberty Hall

Macedonia

McBeth

Medway

Moncks Corner 1

Moncks Corner 2

Moncks Corner 3

Moncks Corner 4

Moultrie

Old 52

Pimlico

Pinopolis

Royle

Russellville

Sangaree 1

Sangaree 2

Sangaree 3

Sedgefield 1

Sedgefield 2

Seventy Eight

Shulerville

St. James

St. Stephen 1

St. Stephen 2

Stone Lake

Stratford 1

Stratford 2

Stratford 3

Stratford 4

Stratford 5

The Village

Tramway

Wassamassaw 1

Wassamassaw 2

Weatherstone

Westview 1

Westview 2

Westview 3

Westview 4

Whitesville 1

Whitesville 2

Yellow House

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts provided in subsection (A) are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-15-15 and as shown on copies provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Berkeley County.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Berkeley County subject to the approval of a majority of the Senators and a majority of the House members of the Berkeley County Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-161; 1952 Code Section 23-161; 1950 (46) 2414; 1955 (49) 176; 1960 (51) 1578; 1966 (54) 2744; 1968 (55) 3051; 1976 Act No. 704; 1977 Act No. 225 Section 1; 1983 Act No. 49 Sections 1, 2, eff April 29, 1983; 1983 Act No. 102, Sections 1, 2, eff June 9, 1983; 1984 Act No. 295, eff March 5, 1984; 1984 Act No. 351, Sections 1, 2, eff April 23, 1984; 1990 Act No. 405, Section 1, eff April 10, 1990; 1991 Act No. 31, Section 1, eff April 22, 1991; 1992 Act No. 371, Section 1, eff May 15, 1992; 1993 Act No. 180, Section 1, eff June 16, 1993; 1995 Act No. 133, Section 1, eff June 28, 1995; 2001 Act No. 22, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on May 30, 2001); 2008 Act No. 198, Section 1, eff April 15, 2008; 2010 Act No. 163, Section 1, eff May 12, 2010; 2013 Act No. 91, Section 1, eff June 13, 2013; 2014 Act No. 176 (H.4467), Section 1, eff July 1, 2014; 2015 Act No. 82 (H.4005), Section 1, eff July 1, 2015.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 225, Section 2, provides:

"SECTION 2. The board of registration of Berkeley County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

2010 Act No. 163, Section 2, provides:

"This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and is effective for all elections conducted after the primary election of 2010."

Effect of Amendment

The 1976 amendment added "Pimlico;" in the first paragraph of this section.

The 1977 amendment deleted "Bannisterdown" in the first paragraph of this section, substituted "Goose Creek No. 1; Goose Creek No. 2; Goose Creek No. 3" for "Goose Creek" in the same paragraph, deleted "Honey Hill" in the same paragraph, substituted "Shulerville-Honey Hill" for "Shulerville" in the same paragraph, and added the second paragraph.

The first 1983 amendment changed the language of the first paragraph by changing "shall be" to "are" adding No. 1 to Russellville, and adding Russellville No. 2. The amendment also added a third paragraph concerning boundaries of the two Russellville precincts.

The second 1983 amendment deleted the reference to No. 1 following Russellville, deleted Russellville No. 2, and added Eadytown as a voting precinct. The second amendment also reidentified the boundaries set forth in paragraph three as Russellville and Eadytown.

The first 1984 amendment changed the boundaries of the Russellville precinct, designated the paragraph setting forth those boundaries as "Russellville No. 1", and designated the following paragraph as "Russellville No. 2".

The second 1984 amendment redesignated the "Russellville No. 1" boundaries as "Russellville", redesignated the "Russellville No. 2" boundaries as "Eadytown", and added the paragraph indicating the voting places of the Russellville and Eadytown precincts.

The 1990 amendment revised this section.

The 1991 amendment, in subsection (A) added a new item (24); renumbered former (24) through (26), as (25) through (27); and deleted former item (27) "Wide Awake; Stratford High School."

The 1992 amendment in subsection (A), item (5), substituted "Cainhoy Fire Department" for "Cainhoy High School".

The 1993 amendment, in subsection (A) added precincts for Devon Forest, Howe Hall and Sangaree, and renumbered the remaining precincts accordingly, changed "Goose Creek No. 2" to "Goose Creek High School", and deleted mention of each precinct's polling place; in subsection (B) added "designated as document P-15-93-A"; and added subsection (C) pertaining to polling places.

The 1995 amendment redesignated the Sangaree and the Stratford precincts and changed the reference to the official map from "P-15-93-A" to "P-1595A".

The 2001 amendment rewrote subsection (A); in subsection (B), substituted "P-15-01" for "P-1595A"; and in subsections (B) and (C) substituted "Board of Elections and Voter Registration of Berkeley County" for "Berkeley County Board of Voter Registration".

The 2008 amendment, in subsection (A), deleted the numbers preceding and the semi-colons following each precinct and substituted Daniel Island Nos. 1 and 2 for Daniel island, Devon Forest Nos. 1 and 2 for Devon Forest, and St. Stephen Nos. 1 and 2 for St. Stephen, and deleted Goose Creek No. 3; and, in subsection (B), substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services", "P-15-08" for "P-15-01", and "copies provided to" for "certified copies of the official map provided by the State Election Commission and".

The 2010 amendment in subsection (A) added "Beverly Hills", "Howe Hall No. 1", "Howe Hall No. 2", "Liberty Hall", "Medway", "Whitesville No. 1", and "Whitesville No. 2", and deleted "Boulder Bluff No. 2", "Howe Hall", and "Whitesville-Berkeley"; and in subsection (B) changed the document number from P-15-08 to P-15-10.

The 2013 amendment substituted "Central" for "Boulder Bluff No. 1"; inserted "Daniel Island No. 3", "Daniel Island No. 4", "The Village", and "Yellow House; deleted "Absentee" following "Whitesville No. 2"; and substituted "P-15-13" for "P-15-10" in paragraph (B).

2014 Act No. 176, Section 1, in subsection (A), deleted "No." from before numbers, and added "Cane Bay", "Discovery", "Foxbank", "Hanahan 5", "Moultrie", "Old 52", "Royle", "Seventy Eight", "Stone Lake", "Stratford 5", and "Westview 4"; in subsection (B), substituted "P-15-14" for "P-15-13".

2015 Act No. 82, Section 1, in (A), substituted Foster Creek 1 through 3 for Foster Creek, deleted Goose Creek 1 and 2, and added Harbour Lake, Sedgefield 1 and 2, St. James, Tramway, and Weatherstone; and in (B), deleted "Office of Research and Statistics of the" following "with the", and substituted "P-15-15" for "P-15-14".

SECTION 7-7-130. Designation of voting precincts in Calhoun County.

In Calhoun County there shall be the following voting precincts: Bethel; Cameron; Center Hill; Creston; Dixie; Fall Branch; Fort Motte; Lone Star; Midway; Murph Mill; Sandy Run; and St. Matthews.

The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on maps filed with the clerk of court of the county and also on file with the State Election Commission as provided and maintained by the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-162; 1952 Code Section 23-162; 1950 (46) 2414; 1960 (51) 1777; 1977 Act No. 242 Section 1.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 242, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Calhoun County shall mail a duplicate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment added the second paragraph of this section.

SECTION 7-7-140. Designation of voting precincts in Charleston County.

(A) In Charleston County there are the following precincts:

Awendaw

Charleston 1

Charleston 2

Charleston 3

Charleston 4

Charleston 5

Charleston 6

Charleston 7

Charleston 8

Charleston 9

Charleston 10

Charleston 11

Charleston 12

Charleston 13

Charleston 14

Charleston 15

Charleston 16

Charleston 17

Charleston 18

Charleston 19

Charleston 20

Charleston 21

Christ Church

Deer Park 1A

Deer Park 1B

Deer Park 2A

Deer Park 2B

Deer Park 2C

Deer Park 3

Edisto Island

Folly Beach 1

Folly Beach 2

Isle of Palms 1A

Isle of Palms 1B

Isle of Palms 1C

James Island 1A

James Island 1B

James Island 3

James Island 5A

James Island 5B

James Island 6

James Island 7

James Island 8A

James Island 8B

James Island 9

James Island 10

James Island 11

James Island 12

James Island 13

James Island 14

James Island 15

James Island 17

James Island 19

James Island 20

James Island 22

Johns Island 1A

Johns Island 1B

Johns Island 2

Johns Island 3A

Johns Island 3B

Johns Island 4

Kiawah Island

Ladson

Lincolnville

McClellanville

Mt.Pleasant 1

Mt.Pleasant 2

Mt.Pleasant 3

Mt.Pleasant 4

Mt.Pleasant 5

Mt.Pleasant 6

Mt.Pleasant 7

Mt.Pleasant 8

Mt.Pleasant 9

Mt.Pleasant 10

Mt.Pleasant 11

Mt.Pleasant 12

Mt.Pleasant 13

Mt.Pleasant 14

Mt.Pleasant 15

Mt.Pleasant 16

Mt.Pleasant 17

Mt.Pleasant 18

Mt.Pleasant 19

Mt.Pleasant 20

Mt.Pleasant 21

Mt.Pleasant 22

Mt.Pleasant 23

Mt.Pleasant 24

Mt.Pleasant 25

Mt.Pleasant 26

Mt.Pleasant 27

Mt.Pleasant 28

Mt.Pleasant 29

Mt.Pleasant 30

Mt.Pleasant 31

Mt.Pleasant 32

Mt.Pleasant 33

Mt.Pleasant 34

Mt.Pleasant 35

Mt.Pleasant 36

Mt.Pleasant 37

Mt.Pleasant 38

Mt.Pleasant 39

North Charleston 1

North Charleston 2

North Charleston 3

North Charleston 4

North Charleston 5

North Charleston 6

North Charleston 7

North Charleston 8

North Charleston 9

North Charleston 10

North Charleston 11

North Charleston 12

North Charleston 13

North Charleston 14

North Charleston 15

North Charleston 16

North Charleston 17

North Charleston 18

North Charleston 19

North Charleston 20

North Charleston 21

North Charleston 22

North Charleston 23

North Charleston 24

North Charleston 25

North Charleston 26

North Charleston 27

North Charleston 28

North Charleston 29

North Charleston 30

Seabrook

St.Andrews 1

St.Andrews 2

St.Andrews 3

St.Andrews 4

St.Andrews 5

St.Andrews 6

St.Andrews 7

St.Andrews 8

St.Andrews 9

St.Andrews 10

St.Andrews 11

St.Andrews 12

St.Andrews 13

St.Andrews 14

St.Andrews 15

St.Andrews 16

St.Andrews 17

St.Andrews 18

St.Andrews 19

St.Andrews 20

St.Andrews 21

St.Andrews 22

St.Andrews 23

St.Andrews 24

St.Andrews 25

St.Andrews 26

St.Andrews 27

St.Andrews 28

St.Andrews 29

St.Andrews 30

St.Andrews 31

St.Andrews 32

St.Andrews 33

St.Andrews 34

St.Andrews 35

St.Andrews 36

St.Andrews 37

St.Pauls 1

St.Pauls 2A

St.Pauls 2B

St.Pauls 3

St.Pauls 4

St.Pauls 5

St.Pauls 6

Sullivans Island

Wadmalaw Island 1

Wadmalaw Island 2.

(B) The precinct lines pursuant to subsection (A) defining the precincts in Charleston County are as shown on the official map of the United States Census Bureau designated as P-19-07 on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office. The Office of Research and Statistics shall provide revised copies of maps of the above precincts defining precinct changes incorporated pursuant to this section to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Charleston County by the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office.

(C) The Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Charleston County shall designate the polling place in each precinct.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-163; 1952 Code Section 23-163; 1950 (46) 2414; 1957 (50) 122, 190, 370, 655; 1960 (51) 1542, 1967, 2038; 1961 (52) 237, 276; 1962 (52) 1892, 2303, 2304; 1963 (53) 316; 1967 (55) 926; 1968 (55) 2671; 1970 (56) 2317; 1973 (58) 738; 1978 Act No. 498 Section 1; 1979 Act No. 32 Sections 1-4; 1980 Act No. 314; 1980 Act No. 395 Section 1; 1982 Act No. 357, Section 1, eff May 10, 1982; 1984 Act No. 409, Sections 1-6, eff May 23, 1984; 1992 Act No. 260, Section 1, eff February 19, 1992; 1993 Act No. 106, Section 1, eff June 11, 1993; 1996 Act No. 268, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on April 2, 1996); 1997 Act No. 142, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on June 15, 1997); 1998 Act No. 278, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on April 8, 1998); 1999 Act No. 5, Section 1, eff February 19, 1999; 2000 Act No. 329, Section 1, eff June 6, 2000; 2006 Act No. 225, Section 1, eff February 3, 2006; 2007 Act No. 43, Section 1, eff June 1, 2007.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1978 amendment changed the location of the polling place for the Meggett Precinct.

The 1979 amendment divided the former Deer Park Precinct No. 1 into Deer Park Precinct No. 1 and North Charleston Precinct No. 13 and divided Garden-Kiawah Precinct into Garden-Kiawah Precinct and City of Charleston Precinct No. 28.

The first 1980 amendment deleted the former Garden-Kiawh Precinct, and incorporated the area formerly covered by that precinct into the St. Phillip's and St. Michael's Precinct.

The second 1980 amendment changed the name of the former Lambs Precinct to Goodwin Precinct.

The 1982 amendment completely rewrote this section.

The 1984 amendment redefined Christ Church Precinct No. 4, Ravenel Precinct No. 2, and John's Island Precinct No. 4, and created Christ Church Precinct No. 6, St. Andrews Precinct No. 15, and John's Island Precinct No. 5.

The 1992 amendment eliminated the descriptions of the voting precincts; revised the precincts; added subsection (b); and relettered former subsection (b) as (c).

The 1993 amendment, in subsection (a) divided Charleston precinct 3 into Charleston 3A and Charleston 3B, and divided Folly Beach precinct into Folly Beach 1 and Folly Beach 2; and in subsection (b) substituted "designated as P1993" for "dated September 1, 1991".

The 1996 amendment revised this section to revise the voting precincts in subsection (A) and to replace in subsection (B) "P1993" with "P-1996".

The 1997 amendment revised Folly Beach 2, James Island 1, and James Island 4 precincts; and, in subsection (B), substituted ". The Division of Research and Statistical Services shall provide revised certified copies of maps of the above precincts defining precinct changes incorporated pursuant to the act" for "and as shown on the certified copies provided".

The 1998 amendment revised the voting precincts in subsection (A) and replaced "P-1996" with "P-1998" in subsection (B).

The 1999 amendment revised the voting precincts in subsection (A) to reflect the renaming of Johns Island 5A as Kiawah Island and Johns Island 5B as Town of Seabrook.

The 2000 amendment, in the first sentence of subsection B, substituted "P-19-00" for "P-1998".

The 2006 amendment, in subsection (A), revised the voting precincts; in subsection (B), substituted "P-19-05" for "P-19-00", "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services", and "Board of Elections and Voter Registration of Charleston County" for "State Election Commission and the Board of Voter Registration of the County" and, in the second sentence, deleted "certified" preceding "copies of maps"; and, in subsection (C), deleted ", from time to time," following "designate".

The 2007 amendment, in subsection (B), in the first sentence substituted "pursuant to subsection (A) defining" for "defining the above" and "P-19-07" for "P-19-05".

SECTION 7-7-145. Repealed by 1992 Act No. 260, Section 2, eff February 19, 1992.

Editor's Note

Former Section 7-7-145 was derived from 1982 Act No. 357, Section 2; 1983 Act No. 148; 1984 Act No. 273, 1984 Act No. 409, Section 7; 1990 Act No. 558, Section 1. Former statute designated the voting places of the various precincts in Charleston County. Provision for designation of the polling places for such precincts is now made in Section 7-7-140.

SECTION 7-7-150. Repealed by 1982 Act No. 357, Section 3, eff May 10, 1982.

Editor's Note

Former Section 7-7-150 was entitled "Division of Mount Pleasant Voting Precinct in Christ Church Parish" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 23-163.1; 1966 (54) 2032.

SECTION 7-7-155. Repealed by 1982 Act No. 357, Section 3, eff May 10, 1982.

Editor's Note

Former Section 7-7-155 was derived from 1976 Act No. 664; Am 1976 Act No. 713; 1978 Act No. 498, Section 2; 1980 Act No. 395, Section 2; 1981 Act No. 84, Section 1; 1982 Act No. 307, Section 1. Regarding voting places of the various precincts in Charleston County, see Section 7-7-140.

SECTION 7-7-160. Designation of voting precincts in Cherokee County.

(A) In Cherokee County there are voting precincts as follows:

Allens

Alma Mill

Antioch and King's Creek

Ashworth

Blacksburg Ward No. 1

Blacksburg Ward No. 2

Draytonville

Ezells and Butler

Gaffney Ward No. 1

Gaffney Ward No. 2

Gaffney Ward No. 3

Gaffney Ward No. 4

Gaffney Ward No. 5

Gaffney Ward No. 6

Goucher and Thicketty

Grassy Pond

Holly Grove and Buffalo

Limestone Mill

Littlejohn's and Sarratt's

Macedonia

Morgan

Musgrove Mill

Ninety Nine and Cherokee Falls

Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Meadows

Timber Ridge

White Plains

Wilkinsville and Metcalf; and

Wood's.

(B) The polling places of the various voting precincts in Cherokee County must be designated by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Cherokee County. The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on the official map designated as P-21-12 on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office and as shown on copies provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Cherokee County by the Office of Research and Statistics. The official map may not be changed except by act of the General Assembly.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-164; 1952 Code Section 23-164; 1950 (46) 2414; 1970 (56) 2446; 1975 (59) 161; 1987 Act No. 169 Section 1, eff June 8, 1987; 2002 Act No. 223, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on April 23, 2002); 2012 Act No. 130, Section 1, eff March 13, 2012.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1987 amendment revised the voting precincts in Cherokee county and provided that the polling places would be designated by the election commission.

The 2002 amendment designated the subsections; in subsection (A), redesignated a number of the voting precincts in Cherokee County; in subsection (B), in the second sentence, inserted "designated as P-21-02" following "official map", and substituted "Office" for "Division" in two places.

The 2012 amendment deleted "Blacksburg Ward No. 3", "Blacksburg Ward No. 4", "Central", and "Ravenna and Brown's Mill" in subsection (A), and rewrote subsection (B).

SECTION 7-7-170. Chester County voting precincts.

(A) In Chester County there are the following voting precincts:

Baldwin Mill

Baton Rouge

Beckhamville

Blackstock

Edgemoor

Eureka Mill

Fort Lawn

Halsellville

Hazelwood

Lando/Lansford

Lowrys

Richburg

Rodman

Rossville

Wilksburg

Great Falls

Chester, Ward 1

Chester, Ward 2

Chester, Ward 3

Chester, Ward 4

Chester, Ward 5

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts provided in subsection (A) are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-23-14 and as shown on copies of the official map provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Chester County by the Office of Research and Statistics.

(C) The polling places for the above precincts must be determined by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Chester County with the approval of a majority of the Chester County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-165; 1952 Code Section 23-165; 1950 (46) 2414; 1968 (55) 2554; 1972 (57) 2450; 1976 Act No. 513 Section 1; 1976 Act No. 704; 1977 Act No. 198 Section 1; 1978 Act No. 448, became law without signature of Governor; 1978 Act No. 537, became law without signature of Governor; 1984 Act No. 398, eff May 18, 1984; 1996 Act No. 232, Section 1, eff February 12, 1996; 1996 Act No. 240, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on March 5, 1996); 2013 Act No. 92, Section 1, eff June 13, 2013; 2014 Act No. 212 (H.5159), Section 1, eff July 1, 2014.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1976 Act No. 513,Section 2, provides as follows:

"The electors formerly registered to vote in Great Falls No. 1 Precinct and in Great Falls No. 2 Precinct in Chester County shall be eligible to vote in the Great Falls No. 1 and 2 Precinct."

1977 Act No. 198, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Chester County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The first 1976 amendment struck "Great Falls No. 1; Great Falls No. 2" and inserted in lieu thereof "Great Falls No. 1 and 2".

The second 1976 amendment designated the particular voting place within each particular voting precinct.

The 1977 amendment deleted the voting precincts of "Carters," "Colvin Springs," "Cornwell," "Liberty," "Mt. Pleasant," "New Hope," and "Wylie's Mill" in the first paragraph of this section, deleted the designation of particular voting places within each particular voting precinct in such paragraph as added by the second 1976 amendment, and added the second paragraph.

The first 1978 amendment designated voting places for each precinct.

The second 1978 amendment changed certain voting places. The second amendment did not expressly refer to the first amendment.

The 1984 amendment substantially revised the first paragraph of this section.

The first 1996 amendment by Act No. 232, Section 1, revised the first paragraph to specify Edgemoor at "Edgemoor Community Park".

The second 1996 amendment by Act No. 240, Section 1 revised the entire section and designated subsections (A) through (C).

The 2013 amendment rewrote the section.

2014 Act No. 212, Section 1, in subsection (A), combined "Lando" and "Lansford", substituted "Great Falls" for Great Falls Nos. 1-3; and in subsection (B), substituted "P-23-14" for "P-23-13".

SECTION 7-7-180. Designation of voting precincts in Chesterfield County.

(A) In Chesterfield County there are the following voting precincts:

Angelus-Catarrh

Bay Springs

Black Creek

Brocks Mill

Cash

Center Grove-Winzo

Cheraw No. 1

Cheraw No. 2

Cheraw No. 3

Cheraw No. 4

Courthouse

Dudley-Mangum

Grants Mill

Jefferson

Middendorf

Mt. Croghan

McBee

Ousleydale

Pageland No. 1

Pageland No. 2

Patrick

Pee Dee

Ruby

Shiloh

Snow Hill-Vaughn.

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts in Chesterfield County pursuant to subsection (A) are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-25-08 and as shown on copies of the official map provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Chesterfield County by the office.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Chesterfield County subject to approval by a majority of the Chesterfield County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-166; 1952 Code Section 23-166; 1950 (46) 2414; 1958 (50) 1978; 1960 (51) 1734; 1963 (53) 306; 1964 (53) 1799, 2063; 1977 Act No. 237 Section 1; 1989 Act No. 19, Section 1, eff March 12, 1989; 2008 Act No. 294, Section 1, eff January 1, 2009.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 237, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Chesterfield County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment deleted the descriptions of Cheraw precincts Nos. 1, 2 and 3 as they appear in the parent volume, and added the second paragraph as it appears in this supplement.

The 1989 amendment combined the Center Grove and Winzo precincts into Center Grove-Winzo, and the Dudley and Mangum Precincts into the Dudley-Mangum precincts.

The 2008 amendment rewrote this section designating the subsections, updating the voting precincts in subsection (A) and agency and document references in subsection (B), and adding subsection (C) relating to establishing polling places for precincts.

SECTION 7-7-190. Designation of voting precincts in Clarendon County.

(A) In Clarendon County there are the following voting precincts:

Alcolu;

Barrineau;

Barrows Mill;

Bloomville;

Calvary;

Davis Station;

Harmony;

Hicks;

Home Branch;

Jordan;

Manning No. 1;

Manning No. 2;

Manning No. 3;

Manning No. 4;

Manning No. 5;

New Zion;

Oakdale;

Paxville;

Panola;

Sardinia-Gable;

Summerton No. 1;

Summerton No. 2;

Summerton No. 3;

Turbeville; and

Wilson-Foreston.

(B) The polling places for the above precincts must be determined by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Clarendon County with the approval of a majority of the Clarendon County Legislative Delegation.

(C) The precinct lines defining the precincts as provided in subsection (A) are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-27-08.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-167; 1952 Code Section 23-167; 1950 (46) 2414; 1958 (50) 1899; 1966 (54) 2039; 1967 (55) 1093; 1968 (55) 2303, 3096; 1977 Act No. 238 Section 1; 1991 Act No. 1, Section 1, eff February 20, 1991; 1992 Act No. 419, Section 1, eff June 1, 1992; 1993 Act No. 118 Section 1, eff June 11, 1993; 1996 Act No. 266, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on April 2, 1996); 2008 Act No. 254, Section 1, eff June 4, 2008.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 238, Section 2, provides:

"SECTION 2. The board of registration of Clarendon County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment substantially revised this section.

The 1991 amendment added a voting place for the Panola Precinct.

The 1992 amendment substituted the second paragraph for one which read "The voting place for the Panola Precinct is the Mt. Pleasant Church."

The 1993 amendment rewrote the second paragraph, which formerly read: "The voting place for the Panola Precinct is the Mt. Pleasant Church. The voting place for the Calvary Precinct is the Panola-Rimini Fire Station. The voting place for the Harmony Precinct is the Pleasant Grove School."

The 1996 amendment revised this section to designate subsections (A) through (C) and replaced "maps" with "map document P-2796".

The 2008 amendment rewrote subsection (C).

SECTION 7-7-200. Designation of voting precincts in Colleton County.

(A) In Colleton County there are the following voting precincts:

Ashton-Lodge

Bells

Berea-Smoaks

Canadys

Cottageville

Edisto

Green Pond

Hendersonville

Horse Pen

Hudson Mill

Jacksonboro

Maple Cane

Mashawville

Peniel

Peeples

Petits

Rice Patch

Ritter

Round O

Ruffin

Sidneys

Sniders

Stokes

Walterboro No. 1

Walterboro No. 2

Walterboro No. 3

Walterboro No. 4

Walterboro No. 5

Walterboro No. 6

Williams

Edisto Beach

Wolfe Creek

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts provided for in subsection (A) are as shown on maps filed with the Colleton County Board of Voter Registration and Elections as provided and maintained by the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-29-15.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be determined by the Colleton County Board of Voter Registration and Elections with the approval of a majority of the Colleton County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-168; 1952 Code Section 23-168; 1950 (46) 2414; 1962 (52) 1710; 1967 (55) 891; 1968 (55) 2391, 2550; 1975 (59) 153; 1977 Act No. 197 Section 1; 2005 Act No. 3, Section 1, eff November 4, 2004; 2012 Act No. 193, Section 1, eff June 7, 2012; 2015 Act No. 67 (H.4260), Section 1, eff June 8, 2015.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 197, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Colleton County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment deleted the second through ninth paragraphs of this section appearing in the parent volume, and added the new second paragraph.

The 2005 amendment designated subsections (A) and (B) and added subsection (C); in subsection (A) in the introduction substituted "are" for "shall be" and in subsection (B) substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services".

The 2012 amendment inserted "Walterboro No. 5"; rewrote subsection (B); and made other, nonsubstantive, changes.

2015 Act No. 67, Section 1, in (A), substituted "Ashton-Lodge" for "Ashton", "Berea-Smoaks" for "Berea (the boundaries of Berea precinct are hereby extended to include the area formerly included in Pine Grove precinct)", "Canadys" for "Canady's", "Hudson Mill" for "Hudson's Mill", "Peeples" for "Peoples", "Sidneys" for "Sidney", deleted "Lodge" and "Smoaks", and added "Walterboro No. 6"; rewrote (B); and in (C), substituted "Colleton County Board of Voter Registration and Elections" for "Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Colleton County".

SECTION 7-7-210. Designation of voting precincts in Darlington County.

(A) In Darlington County there are the following voting precincts:

Antioch

Auburn

Bethel

Burnt Branch

Black Creek-Clyde

Darlington No. 1

Darlington No. 2

Darlington No. 3

Darlington No. 4

Darlington No. 5

Darlington No. 6

Dovesville

Hartsville No. 1

Hartsville No. 4

Hartsville No. 5

Hartsville No. 6

Hartsville No. 7

Hartsville No. 8

Hartsville No. 9

High Hill

Indian Branch

Kelleytown

Lake Swamp

Lamar No. 1

Lamar No. 2

Lydia

Mechanicsville

New Market

Oates

Palmetto

Society Hill

Swift Creek.

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts provided for in subsection (A) are as shown on map document P-31-07 on file with the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Darlington County as provided and maintained by the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be determined by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Darlington County with the approval of a majority of the Darlington County Legislative Delegation to include the member or members from that district.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-169; 1952 Code Section 23-169; 1950 (46) 2414, 2529; 1951 (47) 309; 1955 (49) 240; 1967 (55) 632; 1968 (55) 2263; 1977 Act No. 204 Section 1; 1992 Act No. 464, Section 1, eff June 15, 1992; 1993 Act No. 109, Section 1, eff June 11, 1993; 1995 Act No. 13, Section 1, eff March 7, 1995; 1995 Act No. 78, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on June 13, 1995); 2004 Act No. 220, Section 1, eff April 29, 2004; 2007 Act No. 63, Section 1, eff June 8, 2007.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 204, Section 2, provides:

"SECTION 2. The board of registration of Darlington County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment substituted the words "Pineridge (formerly Black Creek)" for the words "Black Creek" in the first paragraph of this section, inserted "Hartsville No. 9" in the same paragraph, deleted the words "and the boundary between Lamar No. 1 and No. 2 is the old Darlington-Sumpter railroad right-of-way" in the same paragraph, substituted the words "Swift Creek; and High Point" for the words "and Swift Creek" in the same paragraph, and added the second paragraph.

The 1992 amendment revised the voting precincts.

The 1993 amendment revised the date on the map that defines the lines of the Darlington County voting precincts, from April 27, 1992, to May 15, 1993.

The first 1995 amendment, in the first undesignated paragraph, deleted the Philadelphia precinct and, in the second undesignated paragraph, substituted "P-3194" for "P-3193".

The second 1995 amendment deleted several precincts and parenthetical references, deleted the third undesignated paragraph, substituted "P-3195 for P-3194", designated paragraphs (A) and (B), and added paragraph (C).

The 2004 amendment, in subsection (B), substituted "P-31-04" for "P-3195", deleted "and filed with the Clerk of Court of the county and also" following "P-31-04" and substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services".

The 2007 amendment, in subsection (A), deleted "Hartsville Nos. 2 and 3 (combined)"; and, in subsection (B), substituted "precincts provided for in subsection (A)" for "above precincts", "P-31-07" for "P-31-04", and "Darlington County Board of Elections and Registration" for "State Election Commission".

SECTION 7-7-220. Designation of voting precincts in Dillon County; polling places.

(A) In Dillon County there are the following voting precincts: Bermuda; Carolina; East Dillon; South Dillon; West Dillon; Floydale; Fork; Gaddy's Mill; Hamer; Kemper; Lake View; Latta; Little Rock; Manning; Minturn; Mt. Calvary; New Holly; Oak Grove; Oakland; and Pleasant Hill.

(B) The precinct lines defining these precincts are as shown on maps filed with the Clerk of Court of the county and also on file with the State Election Commission as provided and maintained by the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office.

(C) Polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be determined by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Dillon County with the approval of a majority of the Senators and a majority of the members of the House of Representatives representing Dillon County.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-170; 1952 Code Section 23-170; 1950 (46) 2414; 1960 (51) 1710; 1977 Act No. 226 Section 1; 2002 Act No. 180, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on February 27, 2002).

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 226, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Dillon County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment added the second paragraph of this section.

The 2002 amendment designated the subsections (A) and (B) and made nonsubstantive changes; and added subsection (C).

SECTION 7-7-230. Designation of voting precincts in Dorchester County.

(A) In Dorchester County there are the following voting precincts:

Archdale

Archdale 2

Ashborough East

Ashborough East 2

Ashborough West

Ashborough West 2

Ashley River

Bacons Bridge

Bacons Bridge 2

Beech Hill

Beech Hill 2

Brandymill

Brandymill 2

Briarwood

Briarwood 2

Briarwood 3

Butternut

Carolina

Central

Central 2

Clemson

Clemson 2

Clemson 3

Coastal

Coastal 2

Coastal 3

Coosaw

Coosaw 2

Coosaw 3

Cypress

Cypress 2

Delemars

Dorchester

Dorchester 2

Flowertown

Flowertown 2

Flowertown 3

Four Hole

German Town

Givhans

Givhans 2

Greenhurst

Greenwave

Grover

Harleyville

Indian Field

Indian Field 2

Irongate

Irongate 2

Irongate 3

King's Grant

King's Grant 2

Knightsville

Lincoln

Miles/Jamison

Newington

Newington 2

North Summerville

North Summerville 2

Oakbrook

Oakbrook 2

Patriot

Reevesville

Ridgeville

Ridgeville 2

Rosinville

Rosses

Saul Dam

Sawmill Branch

Spann

St. George No. 1

St. George No. 2

Stallsville

Tranquil

Tranquil 2

Tranquil 3

Trolley

Tupperway

Tupperway 2

Windsor

Windsor 2

(B) The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on maps filed with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-35-14 and as shown on copies provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Dorchester County by the office.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Dorchester County.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-171; 1952 Code Section 23-171; 1950 (46) 2414; 1972 (57) 2124; 1973 (58) 229; 1977 Act No. 229 Section 1; 1982 Act No. 356, Section 1, eff May 10, 1982 [Repealed 1983 Act 119, Section 3, eff June 14, 1983]; 1983 Act 119, Section 1, eff June 14, 1983; 1984 Act No. 294, eff March 5, 1984; 1986 Act No. 536, Part IV, eff June 23, 1986; 1994 Act No. 422, Section 1, eff May 25, 1994; 1996 Act No. 238, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on March 5, 1996); 2004 Act No. 182, Section 1, eff July 1, 2004; 2008 Act No. 212, Section 1, eff January 1, 2009; 2014 Act No. 141 (S.957), Section 1, eff March 13, 2014.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1982 Act No. 356, Section 2, provides as follows:

"The board of registration of Dorchester County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

1983 Act No. 119, Sections 2 and 3, effective June 14, provide as follows:

"Section 2. The board of registration of Dorchester County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. The certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone.

"Section 3. Act 356 of 1982 is repealed."

1984 Act No. 294, Section 2, eff March 5, 1984, provides as follows:

"The board of registration of Dorchester County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. The certificate is not required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment substantially revised this section.

The 1982 amendment substantially revised this section.

The 1983 amendment added "Indian Field; North Summerville; Spann; Tupperway; and Irongate" as voting precincts in the first undesignated paragraph.

The 1984 amendment rewrote this section.

The 1986 amendment changed the voting place for the Clemson voting precinct (item 16) from the Industrial Building, Highway 78, to the Dubose Middle School.

The 1994 amendment assigned a letter to each of the subsections of this section; in subsection (A) deleted "6. Grover No. 1" and "7. Grover No. 3" and inserted "6. Grover", and renumbered all the subsequently listed precincts accordingly; deleted the column in subsection (A) setting forth the voting place for each district and inserted, instead, subsection (C) providing that polling places must be established by the county Election Commission; and rewrote subsection (B) which formerly read: "The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on maps filed with the clerk of court of the county and also on file with the State Election Commission as provided and maintained by the Division of Research and Statistical Services of the State Budget and Control Board."

The 1996 amendment, by Section 1, revised this section.

The 2004 amendment, in subsection (A), added new precinct names; in subsection (B), substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services", "P-35-04" for "P-3596", "Dorchester County Board of Elections and Registration" for "Dorchester County Board of Voter Registration" and, at the end, "office" for "division"; and, in subsection (C), substituted "Dorchester County Board of Elections and Registration" for "Dorchester County Election Commission".

The 2008 amendment, in subsection (A), added "Archdale 2", "Ashborough East 2", "Ashborough West 2", "Beech Hill 2", "Brandymill 2", "Briarwood 2", "Briarwood 3", "Central 2", "Clemson 2", "Clemson 3", "Coastal 2", "Coosaw 2", "Dorchester 2", "Flowertown 2", "Givhans 2", "Indianfield 2", "Irongate 2", "Irongate 3", "King's Grant 2", "North Summerville 2", "Ridgeville 2", "Tranquil 2" and "Tupperway 2"; and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-35-08" for "P-35-04" and deleted "certified" preceding "copies" and "the State Election Commission and" preceding "Dorchester County".

2014 Act No. 141, Section 1, in subsection (A), added "Bacons Bridge 2", "Coastal 3", "Coosaw 3", "Cypress 2", "Flowertown 3", "Newington 2", "Oakbrook 2", "Tranquil 3", and "Windsor 2"; and in subsection (B), substituted "P-35-14" for "P-35-08".

SECTION 7-7-240. Designation of voting precincts in Edgefield County.

(A) In Edgefield County there are the following voting precincts:

Edgefield No. 1

Edgefield No. 2

Johnston No. 1

Johnston No. 2

Trenton No. 1

Trenton No. 2

Merriweather No. 1

Merriweather No. 2

West Side

Harmony

North Side

Brunson

(B) The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on maps provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Edgefield County as maintained by the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office and designated as document P-37-13.

(C) Polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be determined by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Edgefield County with the approval of a majority of the Edgefield County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-172; 1952 Code Section 23-172; 1950 (46) 2414; 1973 (58) 93; 1977 Act No. 232 Section 1; 2005 Act No. 131, Section 1, eff June 3, 2005; 2014 Act No. 122 (S.671), Section 1, eff January 27, 2014.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 232, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Edgefield County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment substantially revised this section.

The 2005 amendment designated subsections (A) and (B) and added subsection (C); in subsection (A), substituted "Merriweather No. 1" and Merriweather No. 2" for "Merriweather"; and, in subsection (B), substituted "filed with the Clerk of Court of the county and also on file with the State Election Commission as provided and" for "provided to the Registration and Elections Commission for Edgefield County as", substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services", and added "and designated as document P-37-05".

2014 Act No. 122, Section 1, in subsection (A), deleted "Kendall", and substituted "Trenton No. 1" and "Trenton No. 2" for "Trenton"; and in subsection (B), substituted P-37-13" for "P-37-05".

SECTION 7-7-250. Designation of voting precincts in Fairfield County.

In Fairfield County there are the following voting precincts: Centerville; Feasterville; Horeb-Glenn; Mitford; Monticello; Ridgeway; Winnsboro, composed of Winnsboro Polling Place No. 1 (area west of Congress Street) and Winnsboro Polling Place No. 2 (area east of Congress Street); Woodward; Greenbrier; Lebanon; Jenkinsville; Winnsboro Mills; South Winnsboro; New Hope; Blairs; Gladden Grove; Hickory Ridge; White Oak; Simpson; Dutchman Creek; and Blackstock.

The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office and as shown on copies of the official map provided to the State Election Commission and the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Fairfield County by the Office of Research and Statistics. The official date of the map is June 15, 1989.

The polling places for the above precincts must be determined by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Fairfield County with the approval of a majority of the Fairfield County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-173; 1952 Code Section 23-173; 1950 (46) 2414; 1954 (48) 1553; 1956 (49) 1831; 1958 (50) 1588; 1960 (51) 1575, 1990; 1961 (52) 10, 18; 1966 (54) 2750; 1967 (55) 565; 1977 Act No. 199 Section 1; 1983 Act No. 147, eff July 14, 1983; 1987 Act No. 122 Section 1, eff June 1, 1987; 1990 Act No. 337, Section 1, eff February 28, 1990.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 199, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Fairfield County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment added the second paragraph of this section.

The 1983 amendment substituted "Horeb-Glenn" for "Horeb" as a voting precinct in Fairfield County.

The 1987 amendment added Dutchman Creek as a new voting precinct in Fairfield County, and provided that polling places be determined by the election commission with approval of the county legislative delegation.

The 1990 amendment, in the 2nd paragraph, changed the date of the official map from "April 20, 1987" to "June 15, 1989".

SECTION 7-7-260. Designation of voting precincts in Florence County.

(A) In Florence County there are the following voting precincts:

Back Swamp

Brookgreen

Cartersville

Claussen

Coles Crossroads

Coward 1

Coward 2

Delmae 1

Delmae 2

Ebenezer 1

Ebenezer 2

Ebenezer 3

Effingham

Elim-Glenwood

Evergreen

Florence Ward 1

Florence Ward 2

Florence Ward 3

Florence Ward 4

Florence Ward 5

Florence Ward 6

Florence Ward 7

Florence Ward 8

Florence Ward 9

Florence Ward 10

Florence Ward 11

Florence Ward 12

Florence Ward 14

Florence Ward 15

Friendfield

Gilbert

Greenwood

Hannah

High Hill

Johnsonville

Kingsburg-Stone

Lake City No. 1

Lake City No. 2

Lake City No. 3

Lake City No. 4

Leo

Mars Bluff No. 1

Mars Bluff No. 2

McAllister Mill

Mill Branch

Oak Grove-Sardis

Olanta

Pamplico No. 1

Pamplico No. 2

Prospect

Quinby

Salem

Savannah Grove

Scranton

South Florence 1

South Florence 2

Spaulding

Tans Bay

Timmonsville 1

Timmonsville 2

Vox

West Florence 1

West Florence 2

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts in subsection (A) are as shown on the official map designated P-4199 and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office and as shown on certified copies provided to the State Election Commission and the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Florence County by the Office of Research and Statistics.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided for in subsection (A) must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Florence County.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-174; 1952 Code Section 23-174; 1950 (46) 2414; 1956 (49) 1720; 1965 (54) 310; 1966 (54) 2064, 2091; 1967 (55) 1104; 1968 (55) 2714, 3118; 1970 (56) 1943, 2354, 2537; 1972 (57) 3143; 1976 Act No. 489; 1976 Act No. 499; 1979 Act No. 195 Section 1, eff July 1, 1980; 1980 Act No. 398, eff April 30, 1980; 1984 Act No. 515, Sections 1, 2, effective August 9, 1984; 1985 Act No. 75 Sections 1, 2, eff May 9, 1985; 1999 Act No. 23, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on June 2, 1999).

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1979 Act No. 195, Section 2, provides as follows:

"The board of registration of Florence County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

1979 Act No. 195, Section 3, provides as follows:

"Any references to city limits in this act shall mean the city limits of the municipalities as of January 1, 1979."

Effect of Amendment

The first 1976 amendment added definitions of voting precincts in Johnsonville and Prospect.

The second 1976 amendment added definitions of voting precincts in Kingsburg and Stone.

The 1979 amendment redefined the Florence County voting precincts.

The 1980 amendment changed the effective date of the 1979 amendment from January 1, 1979 to July 1, 1980.

The 1984 amendment rewrote the precinct lines for West Florence and Ward 3.

The 1985 amendment rewrote the precinct lines for West Florence and Ward 3 of Florence City, and repealed Act No. 515 of 1984.

The 1999 amendment redesignated the precincts, designated a map number on which the lines of the precincts are delineated, and provided for establishment of polling places.

SECTION 7-7-265. Repealed by 1999 Act No. 23, Section 2, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on June 2, 1999).

Editor's Note

Former Section 7-7-265 was entitled "Designation of voting places in Florence County" and was derived from 1980 Act No. 425, Section 1.

SECTION 7-7-270. Designation of voting precincts in Georgetown County.

(A) In Georgetown County there are the following voting precincts: Andrews; Andrews Outside; Bethel; Black River; Brown's Ferry; Carver's Bay; Cedar Creek; Choppee; Folly Grove; Georgetown No. 1; Georgetown No. 2-Dream Keepers; Georgetown No. 3; Georgetown No. 4; Georgetown No. 5; Grier's; Kensington; Murrell's Inlet No. 1; Murrell's Inlet No. 2; Murrell's Inlet No. 3; Murrell's Inlet No. 4; Myersville; Pawley's Island No. 1; Pawley's Island No. 2; Pawley's Island No. 3; Pawley's Island No. 4; Pawley's Island No. 5; Pennyroyal; Plantersville; Pleasant Hill; Potato Bed Ferry; Sampit; Santee; Spring Gulley; and Winyah Bay.

(B) The precinct lines defining the above precincts in Georgetown County are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as P-43-09 and as shown on copies of the official map provided by the office to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Georgetown County.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Georgetown County subject to approval by a majority of the Georgetown County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-175; 1952 Code Section 23-175; 1950 (46) 2414; 1957 (50) 574; 1958 (50) 1597; 1962 (52) 2296; 1964 (53) 1770; 1966 (54) 2061, 2736; 1977 Act No. 228 Section 1; 1978 Act No. 420 Section 1, became law without signature of Governor; 1979 Act No. 161 Section 1, eff July 16, 1979; 1981 Act No. 175, eff August 27, 1981; 1987 Act No. 191 Section 1, eff June 30, 1987; 1989 Act No. 182, Section 1, eff June 6, 1989; 1998 Act No. 267, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on February 24, 1998); 2004 Act No. 223, Section 1, eff April 29, 2004; 2009 Act No. 35, Sections 1, 2, eff June 2, 2009.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1979 Act No. 161, Section 2, provides as follows:

"The board of registration of Georgetown County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment added the second paragraph of this section.

The 1978 amendment amended this section by inserting "Andrews Outside;" between "Andrews;" and "Bethel;".

The 1979 amendment added subsections (B) and (C).

The 1981 amendment, in the first paragraph of subsection (A), deleted references to specific polling place locations in certain voting precincts and added to the paragraph the last sentence, directing party executive committees and the county election commission to establish polling places for primary and general elections, respectively.

The 1987 amendment revised the voting precincts in Georgetown county, and provided that voting places were to be established by the county election commission subject to the approval of the county legislative delegation.

The 1989 amendment, in subsection (A), revised the voting precincts of the county.

The 1998 amendment, in subsection (A), revised the voting precincts of the county.

The 2004 amendment, in subsection (B), substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services", added "designated as P-43-04" and substituted "office" for "division".

The 2009 amendment, in subsection (B), substituted "P-43-09" for "P-43-04" and "Elections and" for "Voter"; and, in subsection (C), substituted "Board of Elections and Registration" for "Election Commission".

SECTION 7-7-280. Designation of voting precincts in Greenville County.

(A) In Greenville County there are the following voting precincts:

Aiken

Altamont Forest

Asheton Lakes

Avon

Baker Creek

Belle Meade

Bells Crossing

Belmont

Berea

Boiling Springs

Botany Woods

Bridge Fork

Brookglenn

Canebrake

Carolina

Castle Rock

Chestnut Hills

Circle Creek

Clear Creek

Conestee

Darby Ridge

Del Norte

Devenger

Donaldson

Dove Tree

Dunklin

Eastside

Ebenezer

Edwards Forest

Enoree

Feaster

Fork Shoals

Fountain Inn 1

Fountain Inn 2

Fox Chase

Frohawk

Furman

Gowensville

Granite Creek

Graze Branch

Greenbriar

Greenville 1

Greenville 3

Greenville 4

Greenville 5

Greenville 6

Greenville 7

Greenville 8

Greenville 10

Greenville 14

Greenville 16

Greenville 17

Greenville 18

Greenville 19

Greenville 20

Greenville 21

Greenville 22

Greenville 23

Greenville 24

Greenville 25

Greenville 26

Greenville 27

Greenville 28

Greenville 29

Grove

Hillcrest

Holly Tree

Jennings Mill

Kilgore Farms

Lakeview

Laurel Ridge

Leawood

Locust Hill

Long Creek

Maple Creek

Maridell

Mauldin 1

Mauldin 2

Mauldin 3

Mauldin 4

Mauldin 5

Mauldin 6

Mauldin 7

Mission

Monaview

Moore Creek

Mountain Creek

Mountain View

Mt. Pleasant

Neely Farms

Northwood

Oakview

Oneal

Palmetto

Paris Mountain

Pebble Creek

Pelham Falls

Piedmont

Pineview

Poinsett

Raintree

Ranch Creek

Reedy Fork

Riverside

Riverwalk

Rock Hill

Rocky Creek

Rolling Green

Royal Oaks

Saluda

Sandy Flat

Sevier

Silverleaf

Simpsonville 1

Simpsonville 2

Simpsonville 3

Simpsonville 4

Simpsonville 5

Simpsonville 6

Skyland

Slater Marietta

Southside

Sparrows Point

Spring Forest

Standing Springs

Stonehaven

Stone Valley

Suber Mill

Sugar Creek

Sulphur Springs

Sycamore

Tanglewood

Taylors

Thornblade

Tigerville

Timberlake

Trade

Travelers Rest 1

Travelers Rest 2

Tubbs Mountain

Tyger River

Verdmont

Wade Hampton

Walnut Springs

Ware Place

Welcome

Wellington

Westcliffe

Westside

Woodmont

Woodruff Lakes.

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts in subsection (A) are as shown on maps filed with the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Greenville County as provided and maintained by the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-45-09.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in subsection (A) must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Greenville County with the approval of a majority of the members of the Greenville County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-176; 1952 Code Section 23-176; 1950 (46) 2414; 1951 (47) 96; 1952 (47) 2124; 1953 (48) 451; 1956 (49) 1733, 1781; 1957 (50) 39, 214; 1961 (52) 659; 1962 (52) 1731, 2273; 1963 (53) 231; 1964 (53) 1732, 1792, 2419; 1965 (54) 132; 1966 (54) 2273, 2317, 2774, 2775, 3287; 1967 (55) 531; 1968 (55) 2535, 2819; 1969 (56) 295, 816; 1970 (56) 2065; 1971 (57) 534; 1972 (57) 3062; 1974 (58) 2194; 1976 Act No. 627 Section 1; 1977 Act No. 40 Section 1; 1977 Act No. 59 Section 1; 1977 Act No. 233; 1982 Act No. 298, eff March 5, 1982; 1983 Act No. 17, eff March 25, 1983; 1984 Act No. 495, eff June 27, 1984; 1985 Act No. 12, eff March 1, 1985; 1985 Act No. 71 Sections 1, 2, eff May 2, 1985; 1986 Act No. 339, eff March 7, 1986; 1988 Act No. 302, eff February 2, 1988; 1988 Act No. 403, eff March 21, 1988; 1988 Act No. 513, eff May 9, 1988; 1989 Act No. 4, Section 1, eff February 15, 1989; 1990 Act No. 343, Section 1, eff February 27, 1990; 1990 Act No. 371, Section 1, eff March 19, 1990; 1991 Act No. 45, Sections 1,2, eff April 29, 1991; 1991 Act No. 60, Sections 1,2, eff May 22, 1991; 1992 Act No. 262, Sections 1-5, eff February 18, 1992; 1992 Act No. 521, Section 5, eff June 23, 1992; 1993 Act No. 14, Section 1, eff March 18, 1993; 1995 Act No. 126, Section 1, eff (became law without the Governor's signature on June 13, 1995); 1998 Act No. 320, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on May 28, 1998); 2000 Act No. 271, Section 1, eff May 1, 2000; 2003 Act No. 74, Section 1, eff Jan. 1, 2004; 2006 Act No. 245, Section 1, eff March 15, 2006; 2009 Act No. 64, Section 1, eff June 2, 2009.

Code Commissioner's Note

1985 Act No. 71, Section 1, amended, inter alia, precinct 23, and, by direction of the Code Commissioner, a duplicate reference to "the Greenville City Limits, W. Butler Rd.," has been deleted. Duplicate language contained in section 2 of Act 71 amending precinct 124 referring to "the Greenville City Limits, W. Butler Rd.," has, likewise been deleted.

2000 Act No. 271, Section 2 directed the Code Commissioner to delete all references to specific polling places in Section 7-7-280 of the 1976 Code when the 2000 Cumulative Supplement to the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, is printed.

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1976 Act No. 627, Section 2, provides:

"The provisions of this act shall take effect after the selection of a local form of government pursuant to Section 14-3701 of the 1962 Code [Section 4-9-10 of the 1976 Code]."

1977 Act No. 40, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Greenville County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of Section 1 of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

1977 Act No. 59, Section 2, provides:

"The Commissioners of Election for Greenville County may reissue registration certificates to the registered electors residing in each district which may be mailed to the electors and which shall be valid even though they are not signed in the presence of a member of the Commissioners of Election or authorized official or employee of the Commissioners of Election."

1980 Act No. 371, Section 1, provides as follows:

"Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 7-7-280, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended, in Greenville County the voting place for Precinct No. 7 in the City of Greenville shall be the New West Greenville Recreation Center; the voting place for Precinct No. 8 in the City of Greenville shall be the West End Fire Station and the voting place for Precinct 70, Reedy Fork, shall be the Augusta Road Ruritan Building."

2009 Act No.64 Section 2 provides as follows:

"This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and is effective for all elections conducted after December 31, 2009."

Effect of Amendment

The 1976 amendment substantially revised this section.

The first 1977 amendment substituted "Rt. 22 (State Park Rd.); on the south by unnamed creek, Paris Mountain State Park boundary, Altamont Rd.; and on the west by Poinsett Hwy., Travelers Rest city limits, U. S. 276" for"; on the south by Rt. 22 (State Park Rd.), Travelers Rest city limits and on the west by U. S. 276" in the description of Precinct 11, Travelers Rest No. 3, in former subsection (3) of this section substituted "on the north by Altamont Rd., Paris Mountain State Park boundary, unnamed creek, State Park Rd." for "on the north by Travelers Rest city limits, State Park Rd." in the description of Precinct 18, Paris Mountain, and changed the voting place for that precinct from "Clearview Baptist Church" to "Piedmont Park Fire Station" in the same subsection.

The second 1977 amendment substantially revised former subsection (1) of this section.

The third 1977 amendment substantially revised former subsection (2) of this section.

The 1982 amendment completely rewrote this section.

The 1983 amendment redefined the boundaries of precincts 15, 23, 53, 54, 76, 77, and 79; changed the polling places in precincts 24, 69, 81, 90, and 103; and changed the name of precinct 34 from Pleasant Hill to Skyland.

The 1984 amendment revised the polling place of precinct 52, Greer.

The first 1985 amendment changed the polling place for Precinct 75.

The second 1985 amendment redefined the boundaries of precincts 8, 15, 16, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 47, 62, 75, 76, 87, 89, 94, 99, 100, and 105; the amendment also added Precincts 123 and 124.

The 1986 amendment, in the paragraph beginning "Precinct 14 . . .", substituted "is Phillis Wheatley Center" for "shall be Nicholtown School".

The 1988 amendment by Act No. 302 changed the polling place in Precinct 97 (Pliney) from Pliney Grange Hall to Five Forks Baptist Church.

The 1988 amendment by Act No. 403 changed the polling places in precincts 11, 92, 113, and 117.

The 1988 amendment by Act No. 513 in the 81st paragraph, precinct 80, changed the polling place from Gantt Fire Station No. 2 to Church of the Redeemer, and made grammatical changes.

The 1989 amendment revised provisions relating to Precinct 92.

The 1990 amendment by Act No. 343 Section 1, revised Precinct 2, Greenville, by replacing "shall consist" with "consists" and "shall be Temple of Israel" with "is Head Start - SHARE Building".

The 1990 amendment by Act No. 371 Section 1, revised the provisions of Precinct 102 by substituting "consists" for "shall consist" in describing the boundary, and changed the polling place to Mauldin Fire Station No. 1 from the Springfield Recreation Center.

The 1991 amendment, by Act No. 45 Section 1, in precinct 6, replaced "shall consist" with "consist" and replaced "shall be the County Office Building." with "is the Downtown Baptist Church" and by Section 2, in precinct 117, replaced "South Greenville Fire District Office (old Burgess School)" with "Ellen Woodside School" as the polling place; and by Act No. 60 redefined the boundaries of precinct 56 and provided for a new polling place for it, and established a new precinct 56A, and its polling place.

The first 1992 amendment, by Act No. 262 Sections 1-5, changed the polling places for Precinct 30, Jennings Mill, Precinct 77, Chestnut Hills, Precinct 80, Paramount, Precinct 86, Wellington and Precinct 90, Devenger.

The second 1992 amendment, by Act No. 521 Section 5, revised all of the precincts and voting places of Greenville County.

The 1993 amendment revised this section, changing the polling places for Greenville 29, Mauldin 1, 2, and 6, Paramount, and Pleasant Grove.

The 1995 amendment added Adams Mill, Maple Creek, Suber Mill, Trade, Tryon, and Tyger River precincts, deleted Greer 1-Greer 4 and Monaghan precincts, and changed the location for Greenville 17, Ebenezer, Fountain Inn, Mauldin 1, and Simpsonville 3 precincts.

The 1998 amendment rewrote this section.

The 2000 amendment designated subsections (A) and (B) and added subsection (C), substituting, in subsection (B), "in subsection (A)" for "above" and adding "designated as document P-4592" at the end. See Code Commissioner's Note as to changes in the format of subsection (A).

The 2003 amendment, in subsection (A), in the introductory paragraph, deleted "and polling places" after "voting precincts" and rewrote the list of voting precincts; in subsection (B), substituted "P-45-03" for "P-4592"; and in subsection (C), deleted "Beginning January 1, 2001," before "The polling places".

The 2006 amendment, in subsection (A), added "Circle Creek", "Mt. Pleasant", "Oakview", "Reedy Fork", "Stone Valley" and "Woodruff Lakes" and deleted "Cobblestone", "Garrison", "Orchard Farms", and "Spaulding Farms"; and, in subsection (B), deleted "and also on file with the State Election Commission" following "Voter Registration" and substituted "P-45-05" for "P-45-03".

The 2009 amendment, in subsection (A), added "Baker Creek", "Bridge Fork", "Castle Rock", "Fox Chase", "Graze Branch", "Granite Creek", "Holly Tree", "Kilgore Farms", "Locust Hill", "Moore Creek", "Ranch Creek", "Sparrows Point", "Travelers Rest 1", "Travelers Rest 2", and "Verdmont", and deleted "Gilder Creek", "Highland Creek", and "Travelers Rest"; and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-45-09" for "P-45-05".

SECTION 7-7-290. Designation of voting precincts in Greenwood County.

(A) In Greenwood County there are the following voting precincts:

Greenwood No. 1

Greenwood No. 2

Greenwood No. 3

Greenwood No. 4

Greenwood No. 5

Greenwood No. 6

Greenwood No. 7

Greenwood No. 8

Glendale

Harris

Laco

Ninety Six

Ninety Six Mill

Ware Shoals

Hodges

Cokesbury

Coronaca

Greenwood High

Georgetown

Sandridge

Callison

Bradley

Troy

Epworth

Verdery

New Market

Emerald

Airport

Emerald High

Civic Center

Riley

Shoals Junction

Greenwood Mill

Stonewood

Mimosa Crest

Lower Lake

Pinecrest

Maxwellton Pike

New Castle

Rutherford Shoals

Liberty

Biltmore Pines

Marshall Oaks

Sparrows Grace

Mountain Laurel

Allie's Crossing

Gideon's Way

Parson's Mill

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts are as shown on the official map P-47-14 on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office and as shown on copies provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Greenwood County. The official map may not be changed except by act of the General Assembly.

(C) The Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Greenwood County shall designate the polling places of each precinct.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-177; 1952 Code Section 23-177; 1950 (46) 2414; 1955 (49) 663; 1958 (50) 1947; 1961 (52) 36; 1964 (53) 2210; 1965 (54) 25; 1966 (54) 2736; 1967 (55) 1153; 1973 (58) 311; 1977 Act No. 240 Section 1; 1978 Act No. 642 Section 1, became law without the signature of the Governor; 1979 Act No. 81 Section 1, eff June 4, 1979; 1992 Act No. 346, Section 1, eff May 4, 1992; 1995 Act No. 131, Section 1, eff (became law without the Governor's signature on June 13, 1995); 1997 Act No. 115, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on June 15, 1997); 2000 Act No. 309, Section 1, eff May 30, 2000; 2005 Act No. 70, Section 1, eff May 23, 2005; 2007 Act No. 22, Section 1, eff May 14, 2007; 2009 Act No. 21, Section 1, eff May 19, 2009; 2013 Act No. 89, Section 1, eff June 13, 2013; 2014 Act No. 142 (S.989), Section 1, eff March 13, 2014.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment deleted the descriptions of the individual precincts as they appear in the parent volume, and added the second paragraph as it appears in this supplement.

The 1978 amendment defined the boundaries of the voting precincts in Greenwood County and rewrote the last sentence.

The 1979 amendment added precincts 32 and 33.

The 1992 amendment respecified the voting precincts.

The 1995 amendment added Greenwood No. 7 and No. 8, Greenwood High, Georgetown, Sandridge, Airport, Emerald High, Civic Center precincts; deleted Cambridge, Oak Grove, Kirksey's, Phoenix, Greenwood Mill, Blakedale and Fairground precincts, and revised the date of the official map on which the lines of the precincts are delineated.

The 1997 amendment, in subsection (A), inserted precinct 9 and renumbered former precincts 9 through 32 as precincts 10 through 33; and, in subsection (B), substituted "May 20, 1997" for "May 16, 1995".

The 2000 amendment, in subsection (A), renumbered Greenwood Mill from "9" to "33" and renumbered Glendale through Shoals Junction from "10" through "33" to "9" through "32" and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-4700" for "dated May 20, 1997".

The 2005 amendment, in subsection (a), added precincts 34 to 38 and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-47-05" for "P-4700" and "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services" and deleted "certified" preceding "copies" and "State Election Commission and the" preceding "Greenwood".

The 2007 amendment, in subsection (A), added precincts 39 to 41; and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-47-07" for "P-47-05".

The 2009 amendment, in subsection (A), substituted "35-Mimosa Crest" for "35-Merrywood", "40-Rutherford Shoals" for "40-Rutherford Ford" and added "42-Biltmore Pines", "43-Marshall Oaks", and "44-Sparrows Grace"; and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-47-09" for "P-47-07".

The 2013 amendment deleted designations 1 to 44 preceding the names of the voting precincts in paragraph (A); added "Mountain Laurel", "Allie's Crossing", "Gideon's Way", and "Parson's Mill" in paragraph (A); and substituted "P-47-13" for "P-47-09" in paragraph (B).

2014 Act No. 142, Section 1, in subsection (B), substituted "P-47-14" for "P-47-13".

SECTION 7-7-300. Designation of voting precincts and polling places in Hampton County.

(A) In Hampton County there are the following voting precincts:

Black Creek

Bonnett

Brunson

Crocketville-Miley

Cummings

Early Branch

Estill

Furman

Garnett

Gifford

Hampton No. 1

Hampton No. 2

Hopewell

Horse Gall

Rivers Mill

Scotia

Varnville

Yemassee.

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts provided in subsection (A) are as shown on the map prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-49-12 and as shown on copies provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Hampton County.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Hampton County subject to the approval of a majority of the Hampton County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-178; 1952 Code Section 23-178; 1950 (46) 2414; 1963 (53) 602; 1967 (55) 463, 920; 1968 (55) 2299; 1969 (56) 840; 1977 Act No. 196 Section 1; 1978 Act No. 477 Section 1, became law without the signature of the Governor; 1984 Act No. 331, eff April 6, 1984; 1984 Act No. 428, eff June 5, 1984; 1986 Act No. 500, eff June 9, 1986; 2000 Act No. 230, Section 1, eff February 25, 2000; 2004 Act No. 191, Section 1, eff March 26, 2004; 2012 Act No. 141, Section 1, eff April 2, 2012.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 196, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Hampton county shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment deleted the second, third and fourth sentences of the first paragraph of this section, and added the second paragraph.

The 1978 amendment added a voting precinct at Gifford.

The first 1984 amendment substantially rewrote this section.

The second 1984 amendment designated the polling place in the voting precincts of Early Branch, Bonnett, Crocketville-Miley, and Cummings.

The 1986 amendment made grammatical changes and changed the polling places for the Bonnett and Cummings precincts.

The 2000 amendment, in the first undesignated paragraph, substituted "Scotia Town Hall" for "Scotia Community House".

The 2004 amendment, in subsection (A), substituted "Fire Department" for "Town Hall" following "Brunson" and "Estill" and, in subsection (B), substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services".

The 2012 amendment rewrote the section.

SECTION 7-7-310. Preparation of registration books for Estill precinct.

The registration books for the Estill Precinct shall be prepared in such manner as to reflect the names of persons entitled to vote at the respective polling places.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-178.1; 1967 (55) 920.

SECTION 7-7-320. Designation of voting precincts in Horry County.

(A) In Horry County there are the following voting precincts:

Adrian

Allsbrook

Atlantic Beach

Aynor

Bayboro - Gurley

Brooksville #1

Brooksville #2

Brownway

Burgess #1

Burgess #2

Burgess #3

Burgess #4

Carolina Bays

Carolina Forest #1

Carolina Forest #2

Cedar Grove

Cherry Grove #1

Cherry Grove #2

Coastal Carolina

Coastal Lane #1

Coastal Lane #2

Cool Springs

Crescent

Daisy

Deerfield

Dog Bluff

Dogwood

Dunes #1

Dunes #2

Dunes #3

East Conway

East Loris

Ebenezer

Emerald Forest #1

Emerald Forest #2

Emerald Forest #3

Enterprise

Forestbrook

Four Mile

Galivants Ferry

Garden City #1

Garden City #2

Garden City #3

Garden City #4

Glenns Bay

Green Sea

Hickory Grove

Hickory Hill

Homewood

Horry

Inland

Jackson Bluff

Jamestown

Jernigans X Roads

Jet Port #1

Jet Port #2

Jordanville

Joyner Swamp

Juniper Bay

Lake Park

Leon

Little River #1

Little River #2

Little River #3

Live Oak

Maple

Marlowe #1

Marlowe #2

Marlowe #3

Methodist - Mill Swamp

Mt. Olive

Mt. Vernon

Myrtle Trace

Myrtlewood #1

Myrtlewood #2

Myrtlewood #3

Nixons X Roads #1

Nixons X Roads #2

Nixons X Roads #3

North Conway #1

North Conway #2

Ocean Drive #1

Ocean Drive #2

Ocean Forest #1

Ocean Forest #2

Ocean Forest #3

Palmetto Bays

Pawley's Swamp

Pleasant View

Poplar Hill

Port Harrelson

Race Path #1

Race Path #2

Red Bluff

Red Hill #1

Red Hill #2

River Oaks

Salem

Sea Oats #1

Sea Oats #2

Sea Winds

Shell

Socastee #1

Socastee #2

Socastee #3

Socastee #4

Spring Branch

Surfside #1

Surfside #2

Surfside #3

Surfside #4

Sweet Home

Taylorsville

Tilly Swamp

Toddville

Wampee

West Conway

West Loris

White Oak

Wild Wing

Windy Hill #1

Windy Hill #2

(B) Precinct lines defining the precincts provided for in subsection (A) are as shown on maps filed with the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Horry County as provided and maintained by the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-51-15A.

(C) Polling places for the precincts listed in subsection (A) must be determined by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Horry County with the approval of a majority of the Horry County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-179; 1952 Code Section 23-179; 1950 (46) 2414; 1954 (48) 1532; 1957 (50) 656; 1958 (50) 1669; 1960 (51) 1574, 1711; 1961 (52) 121; 1962 (52) 2279; 1966 (54) 2597; 1968 (55) 2676; 1977 Act No. 202 Section 1; 1978 Act No. 626; 1982 Act No. 443, eff June 8, 1982; 1985 Act No. 181, Section 1, eff June 21, 1985; 1987 Act No. 183 Section 1, eff June 30, 1987; 2000 Act No. 229, Section 1, eff February 25, 2000; 2002 Act No. 170, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on February 12, 2002); 2003 Act No. 66, Section 1, eff June 25, 2003; 2004 Act No. 247, Section 1, eff May 24, 2004; 2005 Act No. 126, Section 1, eff June 3, 2005; 2007 Act No. 64, Section 1, eff June 8, 2007; 2010 Act No. 129, Section 1, eff February 24, 2010; 2014 Act No. 137 (H.4468), Section 1, eff March 13, 2014; 2015 Act No. 38 (H.3840), Section 1, eff June 1, 2015.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 202, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Horry County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

1985 Act No. 181, Section 2, eff June 21, 1985, provides as follows:

"Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the boundary between White Oak voting precinct and Bayboro voting precinct in Horry County is as follows: S.C.L. Railroad tracks at portion between Bug Swamp and County Road 323."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment substituted the words "notwithstanding the provisions of Section 7-7-10, six voting precincts in the city of Myrtle Beach" for the words "three voting precincts in the city of Myrtle Beach" in the first paragraph of this section, and added the second paragraph.

The 1978 amendment added Garden City and Atlantic Beach as voting precincts.

The 1982 amendment added the last paragraph as to the White Oak Voting Precinct in Horry County.

The 1985 amendment made a grammatical change, added several precincts and deleted others, deleted provisions relating to precincts in Myrtle Beach to be determined by the Horry county board of registration.

The 1987 amendment added Garden City 4 precinct to Horry County voting precincts.

The 2000 amendment designated the first paragraph as subsection (A), reconfigured the districts as a list, and altered some of them, designated the second paragraph as subsection (B) and added "designated as document P-5199" and added subsection (C).

The 2002 amendment, in subsection (B), substituted "Office of Research and Statistical Services" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services", and "P-51-01" for "P-5199".

The 2003 amendment, in subsection (B), substituted "P-51-03" for "P-51-01".

The 2004 amendment, in subsection (B), substituted "P-51-04" for "P-51-03".

The 2005 amendment, in subsection (A), substituted "Burgess 1" and "Burgess 2" for "Burgess", "Jet Port 1" and "Jet Port 2" for "Jet Port" and added "Little River 3", "Myrtle Trace", "Palmetto Bays" and "Socastee 4"; and, in subsection (B), substituted "County Election Commission and the Voter Registration Board" for "clerk of the court of the county and also on file with the State Election Commission" and "P-51-05" for "P-51-04"; and, in subsection (C), substituted "Election Commission" for "Board of Registration and Elections".

The 2007 amendment, in subsection (A), substituted "Carolina Forest 1" and "Carolina Forest 2" for "Carolina Forest", "Cherry Grove 1" for "Cherry Grove Beach 1", "Cherry Grove 2" for "Cherry Grove Beach 2", "Crescent" for "Crescent Beach", "Emerald Forest 1", "Emerald Forest 2" and "Emerald Forest 3" for "Emerald Forest", "Surfside 1" for "Surfside Beach 1", "Surfside 2" for "Surfside Beach 2", "Surfside 3" for "Surfside Beach 3", "Surfside 4" for "Surfside Beach 4", and "Windy Hill 1" and "Windy Hill 2" for "Windy Hill"; and, in subsection (B), substituted "precincts provided for in subsection (A)" for "above precincts" and "P-51-07" for "P-51-05".

The 2010 amendment added "Burgess 3" and substituted "Marlowe 1" and "Marlowe 2" for "Marlowe" in subsection (A), and substituted "P-51-09" for "P-51-07" in subsection (C).

2014 Act No. 137, Section 1, in subsection (A), substituted "Bayboro-Gurley" for "Bayboro", added "Burgess #4", substituted "Forestbrook" for "Forest Brook", deleted "Gurley", deleted "Methodist Rehobeth", added "Marlowe #3", deleted "Mill Swamp", added "Methodist-Mill Swamp", and made nonsubstantive changes; in subsection (B), substituted "P-51-14" for "P-51-09".

2015 Act No. 38, Section 1, in (A), substituted Brooksville #1 & 2 for Brooksville, added Carolina Bays, deleted Floyds, substituted Jernigans X Roads for Jernigan's Cross Roads, substituted Nixons X Roads # 1, 2, and 3 for Nixon's Cross Roads # 1 and 2, deleted Norton, and added River Oaks; in (B), substituted "Precinct lines" for "The precinct lines", deleted "Office of Research and Statistics of the" before "Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office", and substituted "P-51-15A" for "P-51-14"; and in (C), substituted "Polling places" for "The polling places".

SECTION 7-7-330. Designation of voting precincts in Jasper County.

(A) In Jasper County there are the following voting precincts:

Coosawhatchie

Gillisonville

Grahamville 1

Grahamville 2

Grays

Hardeeville 1

Hardeeville 2

Levy

Okatie

Pineland

Ridgeland 1

Ridgeland 2

Ridgeland 3

Sun City

Tillman

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts in subsection (A) are as shown on maps filed with the clerk of court of the county and also on file with the State Election Commission as provided and maintained by the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-53-14.

(C) The polling places for the precincts listed in subsection (A) must be determined by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Jasper County with the approval of a majority of the Jasper County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-180; 1952 Code Section 23-180; 1950 (46) 2414; 1957 (50) 287; 1967 (55) 35; 1976 Act No. 720; 1977 Act No. 200 Section 1; 1980 Act No. 473, Section 1, eff June 9, 1980; 1985 Act No. 193, Section 1, eff June 21, 1985; 1999 Act No. 108, Section 1, eff June 30, 1999; 2014 Act No. 132 (H.4521), Section 1, eff July 1, 2014.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 200, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Jasper County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

1980 Act No. 473, Section 2, provides as follows:

"The board of registration of Jasper County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

1985 Act No. 193, Section 2, eff June 21, 1985, provides as follows:

"The board of registration (board) of Jasper County shall appropriately change voter registration to reflect the new precinct for any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. The board shall accomplish this change on any form or with any written notification, which the State Election Commission must provide, in accordance with general provisions of law relating to voter registration."

Effect of Amendment

The 1976 amendment added a new fourth paragraph reading: "Qualified electors of Hardeeville precinct shall vote at the Hardeeville Elementary School Gymnasium. Those electors whose last name begins with the letters A-J shall vote in one area of the gymnasium and those whose last name begins with the letters K-Z shall vote in another area, such areas to be designated by the County Election Commission."

The 1977 amendment deleted the second, third and fourth paragraphs of this section, and added a new second paragraph.

The 1980 amendment restructured this section, numbering the precincts and setting out their boundaries, divided Ridgeland into 2 precincts, and added Levy Precinct.

The 1985 amendment substantially rewrote this section.

The 1999 amendment designated the former text as subsection (A) and rewrote the descriptions in former items (a) through (m) as a list; and added subsections (B), relating to document P-5399, and (C), relating to polling places.

2014 Act No. 132, Section 1, in subsection (A), added "Sun City"; and in subsection (B), substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services", and substituted "P-53-14" for "P-5399".

SECTION 7-7-340. Designation of voting precincts in Kershaw County.

(A) In Kershaw County there are the following voting precincts:

Airport

Antioch

Bethune

Buffalo

Camden No. 1

Camden No. 2

Camden No. 5

Camden No. 5-A

Camden No. 6

Cassatt

Charlotte Thompson

Doby's Mill

East Camden-Hermitage

Elgin No. 1

Elgin No. 2

Elgin No. 3

Elgin No. 4

Elgin No. 5

Elgin No. 6

Gates Ford

Hobkirk's Hill

Liberty Hill

Lugoff No. 1

Lugoff No. 2

Lugoff No. 3

Lugoff No. 4

Malvern Hill

Rabon's Crossroads

Riverdale

Salt Pond

Shaylor's Hill

Springdale

Westville

White's Gardens.

(B) The precinct lines defining the above precincts in Kershaw County are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-55-12 and as shown on copies of the official map provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Kershaw County.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Kershaw County subject to approval by a majority of the Kershaw County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-181; 1952 Code Section 23-181; 1950 (46) 2414; 1958 (50) 1597; 1967 (55) 1140; 1968 (55) 2272; 1970 (56) 2074; 1989 Act No. 198, Section 1, eff June 19, 1989; 2006 Act No. 265, Section 1, eff May 2, 2006; 2007 Act No. 109, Section 1, eff June 25, 2007; 2008 Act No. 216, Section 1, eff May 13, 2008; 2009 Act No. 9, Section 1, eff May 6, 2009; 2010 Act No. 131, Section 1, eff February 24, 2010; 2012 Act No. 151, Section 1, eff April 23, 2012.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1989 amendment rewrote this section.

The 2006 amendment, in subsection (B), substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services", added "designated as document P-55-06", deleted "by the division" following "provided" and deleted "State Election Commission and the" preceding and added "by the office" following "Kershaw County Board of Voter Registration".

The 2007 amendment, in subsection (A), added "Elgin No. 3", "Elgin No. 4", "Elgin No. 5" and "Lugoff No. 4"; and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-55-07" for "P-55-06".

The 2008 amendment, in subsection (B), substituted "P-55-08" for "P-55-07".

The 2009 amendment, in subsection (B), substituted "P-55-09" for P-55-08".

The 2010 amendment substituted "P-55-10" for "P-55-09" in subsection (B).

The 2012 amendment in subsection (A), removed "Camden No. 3" and "Camden No. 4", and added "Elgin No. 6" and "Hobkirk's Hill"; and in subsection (B), substituted "Division of Research" for "Office of Research", "P 55 12" for "P 55 10", and removed "by the office" following "Board of Voter Registration".

SECTION 7-7-350. Designation of voting precincts in Lancaster County.

(A) In Lancaster County there are the following voting precincts:

Antioch

Black Horse Run

Camp Creek

Carmel

Chesterfield Avenue

Douglas

Dwight

Elgin

Erwin Farm

Gold Hill

Gooch's Cross Road

Harrisburg

Heath Springs

Hyde Park

Jacksonham

Kershaw North

Kershaw South

Lake House

Lancaster East

Lancaster West

Lynwood Drive

Midway

Osceola

Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Valley

Possum Hollow

Rich Hill

River Road

Riverside

Shelley Mullis

Spring Hill

The Lodge

Unity

University

Van Wyck

(B) The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on maps filed with the clerk of court of the county and also on file with the State Election Commission as provided and maintained by the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-57-15.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Lancaster County subject to approval by a majority of the Lancaster County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-182; 1952 Code Section 23-182; 1950 (46) 2414; 1954 (48) 1438; 1972 (57) 2143; 1977 Act No. 220 Section 1; 1978 Act No. 493, became law without signature of Governor; 1996 Act No. 440, Section 1, eff January 1, 1997; 2006 Act No. 369, Section 1, eff June 10, 2006; 2012 Act No. 156, Section 1, eff May 14, 2012; 2015 Act No. 40 (H.4106), Section 1, eff June 1, 2015.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 220, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Lancaster County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

2006 Act No. 369, Section 2, provides as follows:

"This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies to elections conducted after July 15, 2006."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment substituted "Kershaw No. 1, Kershaw No. 2" for "Kershaw" in the first paragraph of this section, inserted "Three-C" in the same paragraph, and added the second paragraph.

The 1978 amendment added Kershaw Health Center as a voting precinct.

The 1996 amendment designated the first and second paragraphs as subsections (A) and (B), and added subsection (C); in subsection (A), in the introductory matter substituted "are" for "shall be"; in the table of voting precincts deleted "Charlesboro", "Dixie", "schoolhouse at" preceding "Erwin Farm", "Flat Creek", "Flint Ridge", "Fork Hill", "Kershaw Mill", "Kershaw No. 1", "Kershaw No. 2", "Kershaw Health Center E. Lancaster", "W. Lancaster", "Oak Ridge", "Primus", "Springs Mill No. 1", "Springs Mill No. 2", "Tabernacle", "Three-C", "Tradesville", "Union", and "Welsh's", substituted "Lynwood" for "Linwood", and inserted "Kershaw North", "Kershaw South", "Lancaster East", "Lancaster West", and "Spring Hill"; in subsection (B) inserted "designated as document P-5796" following "Control Board"; and made nonsubstantive changes.

The 2006 amendment, in subsection (A), added "Belaire Number 2" and "Pleasant Valley Number 2"; and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-57-06" for "P-5796".

The 2012 amendment, in subsection (A), removed "Belaire" and inserted "Lake House"; in subsection (B), substituted "Division of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services" and substituted "P-57-12" for "P-57-06".

2015 Act No. 40, Section 1, in (A), deleted Belaire Number 2, Pleasant Valley Number 2, and Wylie Park, and added Black Horse Run, Gold Hill, Harrisburg, Osceola, Possum Hollow, River Road, Shelley Mullis, The Lodge, and University; and in (B), deleted "Office of Research and Statistics of the" before "Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office", and substituted "P-57-15" for "P-57-12".

SECTION 7-7-360. Designation of voting precincts in Laurens County.

(A) In Laurens County there are the following precincts:

Bailey

Barksdale-Narnie

Brewerton

Clinton Mill

Clinton 1

Clinton 2

Clinton 3

Cooks

Cross Hill

Ekom

Gray Court

Greenpond

Hickory Tavern

Joanna

Jones

Laurens 1

Laurens 2

Laurens 3

Laurens 4

Laurens 5

Laurens 6

Long Branch

Lydia Mill

Madden

Martins-Poplar Springs

Mount Olive

Mountville

Ora-Lanford

Owings

Princeton

Trinity Ridge

Waterloo

Wattsville

Youngs.

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts in subsection (A) are as shown on the official map designated as P-59-15 and on file with the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office and as shown on certified copies provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Laurens County.

(C) The polling places for the precincts listed in subsection (A) must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Laurens County with the approval of a majority of the Laurens County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-183; 1952 Code Section 23-183; 1950 (46) 2414; 1953 (48) 191; 1956 (49) 1621, 2114; 1958 (50) 1655; 1960 (51) 1709; 1964 (53) 1887; 1972 (57) 2275; 1976 Act No. 724 Section 1; 1977 Act No. 167 Section 1; 1977 Act No. 191 Section 1; 1982 Act No. 383; 1982 Act No. 465, eff June 18, 1982; 1986 Act No. 319, eff February 20, 1986; 1990 Act No. 366, Section 1, eff March 19, 1990; 1991 Act No. 26, Sections 1, 2, eff January 1, 1993; 1996 Act No. 267, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on April 2, 1996); 1998 Act No. 315, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on May 28, 1998); 1999 Act No. 123, Section 1, eff June 30, 1999; 2002 Act No. 191, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on March 14, 2002); 2004 Act No. 174, Section 1, eff February 18, 2004; 2012 Act No. 194, Section 1, eff June 7, 2012; 2014 Act No. 138 (H.4647), Section 1, eff March 13, 2014; 2014 Act No. 240 (S.1307), Section 1, eff June 2, 2014; 2015 Act No. 39 (H.4076), Section 1, eff August 1, 2015.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, the amendment to subsection (B) made by 2014 Act No. 240, Section 1, eff June 2, 2014, was deemed to prevail over the amendment to subsection (B) made by 2014 Act No. 138, Section 1, eff March 13, 2014, because it was enacted later.

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1976 Act No. 724, Section 2, provides:

"Persons registered to vote in the Merna Precinct deleted by the amendment to Section 23-183 of the 1962 Code [Section 7-7-360 of the 1976 Code] in Section 1 of this act shall hereafter vote at the Hickory Tavern Precinct."

1977 Act No. 167, Section 2, provides:

"The Martin's Store Precinct shall be the same as the former Daniel's Store Precinct, which name was changed to the Martin's Store Precinct by the provisions of Section 1 of this act and persons registered to vote in the former Daniel's Store Precinct shall vote at the Martin's Store Precinct."

1977 Act No. 191, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Laurens County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

1998 Act No. 315, Section 2, effective upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on May 28, 1998), provides as follows:

"The Division of Research and Statistical Services of the State Budget and Control Board is directed to reflect on the official map designated as P-5998 that the boundaries of Ward 1 Precinct in Laurens County are changed so that all of the property of the Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Center is moved into Ward 6 Precinct in Laurens County."

Effect of Amendment

The 1976 amendment deleted "Merna at Z. C. Reeves' store;" in the first sentence of the first paragraph of this section.

The first 1977 amendment substituted the words "Martin's store" for the words "Daniel's store" in the first sentence of the first paragraph of this section.

The second 1977 amendment added the second paragraph of this section.

The first 1982 amendment added "at the Greenpond Recreation Center" after "Woodville" in the former first paragraph of this section.

The second 1982 amendment rewrote this section completely, revising the voting precincts and specifically defining their boundaries.

The 1986 amendment rewrote this section.

The 1990 amendment inserted "Except as otherwise provided below, the" for "The" at the beginning of the second paragraph, and added paragraph three.

The 1991 amendment, in the first paragraph deleted precincts Clinton 1, Box 1; Clinton 1, Box 2; Hopewell; Shiloh; Dials; Lanford; Grays; Pleasant Mound; Steward Store; Ora; Renno; Shady Grove; Tip Top; Daniels Store; Mount Pleasant; Poplar Springs; and added Clinton No. 1; Clinton No. 2; Ora-Lanford; and Martins Store-Poplar Springs; and in the second paragraph, added "dated January 31, 1991," and in place of "South Carolina Budget and Control Board" inserted "State Budget and Control Board."

The 1996 amendment designated subsections (A) and (B) and revised subsection (B).

The 1998 amendment, in subsection (A) substituted "Greenpond" for "Woodville"; and in subsection (B) substituted "P-5998" for "P-5996".

The 1999 amendment, in subsection(A), inserted the Clinton No. 3 precinct; in subsection (B), changed the official map from P-5998 to P-5999 and changed the Board of Voter Registration to the Registration and Elections Commission for Laurens County; added subsection (C); and made language changes.

The 2002 amendment, in subsection (A), redesignated a number of voting precincts; and in subsection (B), substituted "P-59-02" for "P-5999", and "Office" for "Division" of Research and Statistical Services.

The 2004 amendment, in subsection (B), substituted "P-59-04" for "P-59-02" and "Statistics" for "Statistical Services".

The 2012 amendment rewrote subsections (A) and (B).

2014 Act No. 138, Section 1, in subsection (B), substituted "P-59-14" for "P-59-12", and substituted "Office of Research" for "Division of Research".

2014 Act No. 240, Section 1, in subsection (B), substituted "P-59-14A" for "P-59-12", and substituted "Office of Research" for "Division of Research".

2015 Act No. 39, Section 1, in (B), substituted "P-59-15" for "P-59-14A", and deleted "Office of Research and Statistics of the" before "Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office".

SECTION 7-7-370. Designation of voting precincts in Lee County.

(A)(1) In Lee County there are the following voting precincts:

Ashland/Stokes Bridge

Ashwood

Bishopville No. 1

Bishopville No. 2

Bishopville No. 3

Bishopville No. 4

Cedar Creek

Cypress

Elliott

Hickory Hill

Ionia

Lynchburg

Manville

Mt. Clio

Rattlesnake Springs

Schrocks Mill/Lucknow

South Lynchburg

Spring Hill

St. Charles

St. Matthews

Turkey Creek

Woodrow.

(2) The division line between the voting precincts at Bishopville is Main Street and Church Street, Bishopville No. 1 being the southwest corner, Bishopville No. 2 the southeast corner, Bishopville No. 3 the northeast corner, and Bishopville No. 4 the northwest corner.

(B) The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on maps filed with the Clerk of Court of the county and also on file with the State Election Commission as provided and maintained by the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-61-04.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Lee County upon approval of the Lee County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-184; 1952 Code Section 23-184; 1950 (46) 2414; 1977 Act No. 224 Section 1; 2004 Act No. 213, Section 1, eff April 22, 2004.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 224, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Lee County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment added the second paragraph of this section.

The 2004 amendment rewrote this section.

SECTION 7-7-380. Designation of voting precincts in Lexington County; determination of polling places by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Lexington County.

(A) In Lexington County there are the following voting precincts:

Amicks Ferry

Barr Road 1

Barr Road 2

Batesburg

Beulah Church

Boiling Springs

Boiling Springs South

Bush River

Carolina Springs

Cayce No. 1

Cayce No. 2

Cayce No. 3

Cayce 2A

Cedar Crest

Chalk Hill

Challedon

Chapin

Coldstream

Congaree 1

Congaree 2

Cromer

Dreher Island

Dutchman Shores

Edenwood

Edmund 1

Edmund 2

Emmanuel Church

Fairview

Faith Church

Gardendale

Gaston 1

Gaston 2

Gilbert

Grenadier

Hollow Creek

Hook's Store

Irmo

Kitti Wake

Lake Murray 1

Lake Murray 2

Leaphart Road

Leesville

Lexington No. 1

Lexington No. 2

Lexington No. 3

Lexington No. 4

Lincreek

Mack-Edisto

Midway

Mims

Mt. Hebron

Mount Horeb

Murraywood

Oakwood

Old Barnwell Road

Old Lexington

Park Road 1

Park Road 2

Pelion 1

Pelion 2

Pilgrim Church

Pine Ridge 1

Pine Ridge 2

Pineview

Platt Springs 1

Platt Springs 2

Pond Branch

Providence Church

Quail Hollow

Quail Valley

Red Bank

Red Bank South 1

Red Bank South 2

Ridge Road

River Bluff

Round Hill

Saluda River

Sand Hill

Sandy Run

Seven Oaks

Sharpe's Hill

Springdale

Springdale South

St. Davids

St. Michael

Summit

Swansea 1

Swansea 2

West Columbia No. 1

West Columbia No. 2

West Columbia No. 3

West Columbia No. 4

Westover

White Knoll

Whitehall

Woodland Hills

(B) The polling places of the various voting precincts in Lexington County must be designated by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Lexington County. The precinct lines defining the precincts in subsection (A) are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-63-14 and as shown on copies provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Lexington County. The official map may not be changed except by act of the General Assembly.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-185; 1952 Code Section 23-185; 1950 (46) 2414, 2529; 1953 (48) 295; 1954 (48) 1563; 1955 (49) 292; 1958 (50) 1568; 1960 (51) 1527; 1970 (56) 1956; 1971 (57) 206, 1091; 1974 (58) 1957, 2805; 1984 Act No. 499, Sections 1, 2, & 4; 1985 Act No. 126, Section 1, eff May 31, 1985; 1989 Act No. 30, Section 1, eff March 31, 1989; 1993 Act No. 3, Section 1, eff February 22, 1993; 1993 Act No. 103, Section 1, eff June 11, 1993; 1995 Act No. 129, Section 1, eff (became law without the Governor's signature on June 13, 1995); 2002 Act No. 239, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on ) May 2, 2002; 2003 Act No. 41, Section 1, eff June 2, 2003; 2005 Act No. 129, Section 1, eff June 3, 2005; 2007 Act No. 37, Section 1, eff June 6, 2007; 2010 Act No. 138, Section 1, eff July 15, 2010; 2012 Act No. 254, Section 1, eff June 18, 2012; 2014 Act No. 125 (S.807), Section 1, eff March 4, 2014.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

2010 Act No. 245, Section 7,provides as follows:

"Notwithstanding the effective date of Act 138 of 2010, the amendments to Section 7-7-380 contained in Act 138 of 2010 do not take effect until July 15, 2010."

Effect of Amendment

The 1984 amendment substantially reworded this section.

The 1985 amendment substantially reworded this section, and repealed 1984 Act No. 499.

The 1989 amendment replaced "Jamil Road" with "Grenadier".

The first 1993 amendment in the second paragraph, second sentence, added "dated May 28, 1992" following "official map".

The second 1993 amendment designated the subsections as (A) and (B); in subsection (A) added voting precincts Amicks Ferry, Bush River, Dutchman Shores, Pilgrim Church, and White Knoll; and in subsection (B) deleted from the second sentence "dated May 28, 1992" following "on the official map" and added "designated as document P-63-93".

The 1995 amendment added Barr Road, Beulah Church, Faith Church, Kitti Wake and Providence Church precincts; deleted Crapp's Store and Lakeside precincts; and changed the official map reference from "P-63-93" to "P-6395".

The 2002 amendment, in subsection (A), redesignated a number of voting precincts in Lexington County; and in subsection (B), substituted "Office" for "Division" and "P-63-02" for "P-6395".

The 2003 amendment, in subsection (A) deleted "Gaston" and inserted "Gaston 1" and "Gaston 2" in the list of voting precincts, and in subsection (B) substituted "P-63-03" for "P-63-02".

The 2005 amendment, in subsection (A), added "Bethany", "Cedar Crest", "Dreher Island", "Lincreek", "Mt. Hebron", "Oakwood", "Old Lexington", "Sand Hill" and "St. Davids", and substituted "Congaree 1" and "Congaree 2" for "Congaree", "Lake Murray 1" and "Lake Murray 2" for "Lake Murray", "Pelion 1" and "Pelion 2" for "Pelion" and "Swansea 1" and "Swansea 2" for "Swansea"; and, in subsection (B), substituted "Registration and Elections Commission for Lexington County" for "Lexington County Election Commission" in the first sentence and for "State Election Commission and the Board of Voter Registration of the county" in the second sentence, and "P-63-05" for "P-63-03", and deleted "certified" preceding "copies".

The 2007 amendment, in subsection (B), substituted "precincts in subsection (A)" for "above precincts", added "prepared by and" and substituted "P-63-07" for "P-63-05".

The 2010 amendment in subsection (A) substituted "Barr Road 1" and "Barr Road 2" for "Barr Road", substituted "Park Road 1" and "Park Road 2" for "Park Road", substituted "Pine Ridge 1" and "Pine Ridge 2" for "Pine Ridge", and substituted "Red Bank South 1" and "Red Bank South 2" for "Red Bank South"; and in subsection (B) substituted " P-63-10" for P-63-07".

The 2012 amendment, in subsection (A), removed "Bethany" and inserted "Edmund 1" and "Edmund 2"; and, in subsection (B), substituted "Division" for "Office", "P-63-12" for "P-63-10", and removed "by the Office of Research and Statistics".

2014 Act No. 125, Section 1, in subsection (A), added "Carolina Springs", "Platt Springs 1", "Platt Springs 2", and "River Bluff"; and in subsection (B), substituted "Office of Research" for "Division of Research", and substituted "P-63-14" for "P-63-12".

SECTION 7-7-390. Designation of voting precincts in McCormick County.

In McCormick County there are the following voting precincts:

Mt. Carmel

Willington

Savannah

McCormick No. 1

Bethany

McCormick No. 2

Plum Branch

Parksville

Modoc

Clarks Hill

Monticello

The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on official maps on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-65-13 and as shown on certified copies provided to the State Election Commission and the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of McCormick County.

Polling places must be determined by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of McCormick County with the approval of the McCormick County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-186; 1952 Code Section 23-186; 1950 (46) 2414; 1953 (48) 54; 1963 (53) 13; 1976 Act No. 719; 1977 Act No. 239 Section 1; 1984 Act No. 297, eff March 5, 1984; 1987 Act No. 205 Section 1, eff June 30, 1987; 2013 Act No. 8, Section 1, eff March 22, 2013.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

For a local law authorizing the board of registration in McCormick County to define boundaries, see Local Law Index.

1977 Act No. 239, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of McCormick County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1976 amendment designated the particular voting place within each particular voting precinct in the first paragraph of this section.

The 1977 amendment added the second paragraph of this section.

The 1984 amendment changed the voting place for numerous precincts.

The 1987 amendment redesignated and numbered the voting precincts in McCormick County, eliminated references to voting places and provided for the designation of polling places.

The 2013 amendment, in the introductory paragraph, substituted "the following voting precincts" for "voting precincts numbered and named as follows"; added Monticello to the list of precincts; and in the paragraph following the precinct list, substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services", inserted "designated as document P-65-13", and deleted "by the Division" at the end.

SECTION 7-7-400. Designation of voting precincts in Marion County.

In Marion County there shall be the following voting precincts: Britton's Neck; Friendship; Centenary; Rains; Marion No. 1; Marion No. 2; Marion North; Marion South; Marion West; Sellers; Temperance; Zion; Northwest; Mullins; Southwest Mullins; Northeast Mullins; Southeast Mullins; and Nichols.

The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on maps filed with the Clerk of Court of the county and also on file with the State Election Commission as provided and maintained by the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-187; 1952 Code Section 23-187; 1950 (46) 2414; 1977 Act No. 235 Section 1.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 235, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Marion County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment substantially revised this section.

SECTION 7-7-410. Designation of voting precincts in Marlboro County.

(A) In Marlboro County there are the following precincts:

(1) Adamsville

(2) Blenheim

(3) Brightsville

(4) Brownsville

(5) Clio

(6) McColl

(7) East McColl

(8) Quick's Cross Roads

(9) Red Hill

(10) Tatum

(11) Wallace

(12) North Bennettsville

(13) South Bennettsville

(14) East Bennettsville

(15) West Bennettsville

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts provided in subsection (A) of this section are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-69-93 and as shown on certified copies of the official map provided by the office to the State Election Commission and the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Marlboro County.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in subsection (A) of this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Marlboro County with the approval of a majority of the Marlboro County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-188; 1952 Code Section 23-188; 1950 (46) 2414; 1951 (47) 362; 1978 Act No. 406 Section 1, became law without signature of Governor; 1984 Act No. 453, Section eff June 15, 1984; 1993 Act No. 120, Section 1, eff June 11, 1993.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1978 Act No. 406, Section 2, provides as follows:

"SECTION 2. The board of registration of Malboro County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1978 amendment added the second paragraph to the section.

The 1984 amendment substantially reworded this section.

The 1993 amendment rewrote this section, so as to redesignate precincts, and add subsections (B) and (C).

SECTION 7-7-420. Designation of voting precincts in Newberry County.

(A) In Newberry County there are the following voting precincts:

Beth-Eden

Bush River

Chappells

Fairview

Hartford

Helena

Johnstone

Kinards-Jalapa

Little Mountain

Maybinton

Midway

Mt.Bethel-Garmany

Consolidated Number 5

Newberry Ward 1

Newberry Ward 2

Newberry Ward 3

Newberry Ward 4

Newberry Ward 5

Newberry Ward 6

Oakland

O'Neal

Peak

Pomaria

Prosperity

St.Phillips-Jolly Street

Silverstreet

Stoney Hill

Wheeland

Whitmire City

Whitmire Outside.

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts provided in subsection (A) in Newberry County are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-71-05 and as shown on copies of the official map provided by the office to the State Election Commission and the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Newberry County.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Newberry County subject to the approval of the majority of the Newberry County Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-189; 1952 Code Section 23-189; 1950 (46) 2414; 1960 (51) 1580; 1987 Act No. 38 Section 1, eff April 13, 1987; 1991 Act No. 14, Section 1, eff April 4, 1991; 2002 Act No. 355, Section 1, eff July 19, 2002; 2005 Act No. 74, Section 1, eff May 23, 2005.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1987 amendment revised voting precincts, and provided for maps of revised precinct boundaries and establishment of polling places.

The 1991 amendment, in the first paragraph, deleted Mt. Pleasant as a voting precinct and added Consolidated Number 5.

The 2002 amendment designated the subsections; in subsection (A), redesignated a number of voting precincts; in subsection (B), deleted "above" preceding "precincts", and inserted "provided in subsection (A)", "designated as document P-1-71-02", and "by the office", and substituted "Office" for "Division", and "Newberry County Registration and Election Commission" for "Newberry County board of Voter Registration by the division"; and in subsection (C), substituted "Newberry County Registration and Election Commission" for "Newberry County Election Commission".

The 2005 amendment, in subsection (A), substituted "Newberry Ward 3" for , "Newberry Ward 3-1" and Newberry Ward 3-2" and, in subsection (B), substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Office of Research and Statistical Services" and "P-71-05" for "P-71-02".

SECTION 7-7-430. Designation of voting precincts in Oconee County.

(A) In Oconee County there are the following voting precincts:

Bounty Land

Earles Grove

Fair Play

Friendship

Holly Springs

Keowee

Long Creek

Madison

Mountain Rest

New Hope

Newry-Corinth

Oakway

Ravenel

Return

Richland

Salem

Seneca No. 1

Seneca No. 2

Seneca No. 3

Seneca No. 4

Shiloh

South Union

Stamp Creek

Tamassee

Tokeena/Providence

Utica

Walhalla No. 1

Walhalla No. 2

Westminster No. 1

Westminster No. 2

West Union

(B) The precinct lines defining the above precincts in Oconee County are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-73-13 and as shown on certified copies of the official map provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Oconee County.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Oconee County.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-190; 1952 Code Section 23-190; 1950 (46) 2414; 1951 (47) 211; 1962 (52) 1655; 1966 (54) 2761; 1967 (55) 43; 1968 (55) 2275; 1979 Act No. 162 Section 1, eff January 1, 1980; 1989 Act No. 107, Sections 1-3, eff May 30, 1989; 1996 Act No. 379, Section 1, eff January 1, 1997; 1998 Act No. 282, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on April 8, 1998); 2003 Act No. 75, Section 1, eff June 25, 2003; 2012 Act No. 157, Section 1, eff May 14, 2012; 2013 Act No. 52, Section 1, eff June 7, 2013.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1979 amendment substantially rewrote subsection A and added subsection B.

The 1989 amendment added "Stamp Creek" as a voting precinct in subsection A, rewrote the provisions pertaining to Keowee precinct in subsection B, and added Stamp Creek to the list of boundaries of voting precincts in subsection B.

The 1996 amendment revised this section to combine the Tokeena and Providence voting precincts and to provide as its voting place the Tokeena Cross Roads Fire Department, and corrected a typographical error.

The 1998 amendment rewrote this section.

The 2003 amendment, in subsection (A), arranged the voting precincts into a list format, added "Bounty Land" preceding "Earles Grove", and made nonsubstantive changes; and, in subsection (B), substituted "Office" for "Division" and "P-73-03" for "P-7398".

The 2012 amendment substituted "Division" for "Office", substituted "P-73-12" for "P-73-03", and removed "State Election Commission and the" from subsection (B).

The 2013 amendment inserted "New Hope"; and substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistics" and "P-73-13" for "P-73-12" and deleted "by the division" following "Elections Commission" in paragraph (B).

SECTION 7-7-440. Designation of voting precincts in Orangeburg County.

(A) In Orangeburg County there are the following voting precincts:

Precinct Name

Orangeburg Ward 1

Orangeburg Ward 2

Orangeburg Ward 3

Orangeburg Ward 4

Orangeburg Ward 5

Orangeburg Ward 6

Orangeburg Ward 7

Orangeburg Ward 8

Orangeburg Ward 9

Orangeburg Ward 10

Suburban 1

Suburban 2

Suburban 3

Suburban 4

Suburban 5

Suburban 6

Suburban 7

Suburban 8

Suburban 9

Bethel

Bolentown

Bowman 1

Bowman 2

Branchville 1

Branchville 2

Brookdale

Cope

Cordova 1

Cordova 2

Edisto

Elloree 1

Elloree 2

Eutawville 1

Eutawville 2

Four Holes

Holly Hill 1

Holly Hill 2

Jamison

Limestone 1

Limestone 2

Neeses-Livingston

Nix

North 1

North 2

Norway

Pinehill

Providence

Rowesville

Santee 1

Santee 2

Springfield

Vance

Whittaker

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts in subsection (A) are as shown on official maps on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office and as shown on copies provided to the State Election Commission and the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Orangeburg County by the office and designated as P-75-05.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be determined by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Orangeburg County subject to the approval of a majority of the Orangeburg County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-191; 1952 Code Section 23-191; 1950 (46) 2414; 1952 (47) 2025; 1954 (48) 1730; 1956 (49) 1782; 1957 (50) 549; 1967 (55) 943; 1985 Act No. 150, Section 1, eff June 7, 1985; 1996 Act No. 270, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on April 2, 1996); 2001 Act No. 88, Section 1, eff August 10, 2001; 2002 Act No. 249, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on May 15, 2002); 2005 Act No. 93, Section 1, eff May 26, 2005.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1985 amendment substantially rewrote this section.

The 1996 amendment amended by adding a paragraph at the end respecting polling places for precincts.

The 2001 amendment inserted subsection designators; in subsection (A) deleted a separate column of precinct numbers, designated Ward 10 as Orangeburg Ward 10, divided Cordova into Cordova #1 and #2, divided Elloree into Elloree #1 and #2, divided Limestone into Limestone #1 and #2, divided Pinehill-Bolen into separate precincts, divided Santee into Santee #1 and #2, combined East and West Springfield into Springfield, and deleted Barrier Free precinct; and rewrote subsections (B) and (C).

The 2002 amendment, in subsection (A), redesignated a number of the voting precincts in Orangeburg County; and in subsection (B), substituted "P-75-02" for "P-75-01".

The 2005 amendment, in subsection (B), substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Office of Research and Statistical Services" and "P-75-05" for "P-75-02" and deleted "certified" preceding "copies".

SECTION 7-7-450. Designation of voting precincts in Pickens County.

(A) In Pickens County there are the following voting precincts:

Abel

Albert R. Lewis

Arial Mill

Brushy Creek

Calhoun

Cedar Rock

Clemson

Crescent Hill

Crestview

Crossroads

Crosswell

Dacusville

Easley

East Liberty

East Pickens

Flat Rock

Forest Acres

Fruit Mountain

Georges Creek

Glassy Mountain

Griffin

Holly Springs

Issaqueena

Lawrence Chapel

Lenhart

McAllister

McKissick

Morrison

Mountain View

Nine Forks

Norris

North Central

North Liberty

North Pickens

Pendleton

Pickensville

Pike

Pope Field

Praters Creek

Pumpkintown

Rices Creek

Rock Springs

Saluda

Sheffield

Simpson

Sitton

Six Mile

Six Mile Mountain

Skelton

Smith Grove

South Central

South Pickens

Stone Church

Tri County

University

Vinland

West Central

West Liberty

West Pickens

Woodside

Zion.

(B) The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on official maps on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-77-12 and as shown on certified copies provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Pickens County subject to the approval of the majority of the Pickens County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-192; 1952 Code Section 23-192; 1950 (46) 2414; 1951 (47) 94; 1967 (55) 285; 1968 (55) 2555; 1971 (57) 537; 1977 Act No. 169 Section 1; 1985 Act No. 94, eff May 21, 1985; 1986 Act No. 348, eff March 28, 1986; 1989 Act No. 13, Section 1, eff February 15, 1989; 1990 Act No. 434, Section 1, eff April 24, 1990; 1993 Act No. 107, Section 1, eff June 11, 1993; 1996 Act No. 228, Section 2, eff February 12, 1996; 2001 Act No. 108, Section 1, eff September 20, 2001; 2012 Act No. 158, Section 1, eff May 14, 2012.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 169, Section 2, provides:

"SECTION 2. The board of registration of Pickens County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

1996 Act No. 228, Section 1, provides as follows:

"SECTION 1. The University voting precinct and the Fort Hill voting precinct in Pickens County are hereby consolidated into a single precinct entitled the 'Fort Hill' precinct. The official maps on file with the Division of Research and Statistical Services of the Budget and Control Board shall be redrawn to show the new precinct lines."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment added the second paragraph of this section.

The 1985 amendment rewrote this section.

The 1986 amendment deleted a column of precinct numbers which corresponded with the precinct names.

The 1989 amendment added Rock Springs, Simpson and Pickensville to the list of precincts, and provided for polling places for precincts to be established by the Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission.

The 1990 amendment inserted "Pickens" in the second paragraph, and added the third paragraph redefining the Holly Springs and Pumpkintown precincts.

The 1993 amendment designated the former first, second and fourth paragraphs as subsections (A), (B), (C); in (A) added precincts for Fort Hill, Morrison, Griffin, Glassy Mountain, Enon and Saluda and divided Praters Creek and Dacusville precincts into Praters Creek I and II, and Dacusville I and II; in (B) added "designated as document P-77-93"; and deleted a former third paragraph reading "The precinct lines of the Holly Springs and Pumpkintown precincts are redefined as shown on the official map dated February 27, 1990".

The 1996 amendment revised this section to consolidate the University voting precinct with the Fort Hill precinct.

The 2001 amendment revised the list of precincts in subsection (A); and in subsection (B) changed "division" to "office" in two places, and changed "document P-7796" to "document "P-77-01".

The 2012 amendment rewrote subsections (A) and (B).

SECTION 7-7-460. Repealed by 1985 Act No. 20, Section 3, eff June 20, 1985.

Editor's Note

Former Section 7-7-460 was entitled "Designation of voting precincts in Richland County" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 23-193; 1952 Code Section 23-193; 1950 (46) 2414; 1954 (48) 1558, 1781; 1957 (50) 662; 1958 (50) 1694; 1960 (51) 1510, 1568, 930; 1962 (52) 1723; 1967 (55) 1027; 1968 (55) 2246, 2532, 3022, 3023; 1969 (56) 220, 714; 1972 (57) 2159; 1974 (58) 2975; 1975 (59) 635; 1978 Act No. 417, Section 1; 1979 Act No. 174, Sections 1-3.

SECTION 7-7-465. Richland County voting precincts.

(A) In Richland County there are the following voting precincts:

Ward 1

Ward 2

Ward 3

Ward 4

Ward 5

Ward 6

Ward 7

Ward 8

Ward 9

Ward 10

Ward 11

Ward 12

Ward 13

Ward 14

Ward 15

Ward 16

Ward 17

Ward 18

Ward 19

Ward 20

Ward 21

Ward 22

Ward 23

Ward 24

Ward 25

Ward 26

Ward 29

Ward 30

Ward 31

Ward 32

Ward 33

Ward 34

Arcadia

Ardincaple

Ballentine 1

Ballentine 2

Barrier Free

Beatty Road

Bluff

Blythewood 1

Blythewood 2

Blythewood 3

Bookman

Brandon 1

Brandon 2

Briarwood

Bridge Creek

Caughman Road

College Place

Cooper

Dennyside

Dentsville

Dutch Fork 1

Dutch Fork 2

Dutch Fork 3

Dutch Fork 4

Eastover

Edgewood

Estates

Fairlawn

Fairwold

East Forest Acres

North Forest Acres

South Forest Acres

Friarsgate 1

Friarsgate 2

Old Friarsgate

Gadsden

Garners

Greenview

Gregg Park

Hampton

Harbison 1

Harbison 2

Hopkins 1

Hopkins 2

Horrell Hill

Hunting Creek

Keels 1

Keels 2

Keenan

Kelly Mill

Killian

Kingswood

Lake Carolina

Lincolnshire

Longcreek

Longleaf

Lykesland

Mallet Hill

Meadowfield

Meadowlake

McEntire

Midway

Mill Creek

Monticello

North Springs 1

North Springs 2

North Springs 3

Oak Pointe 1

Oak Pointe 2

Oak Pointe 3

Oakwood

Olympia

Parkridge 1

Parkridge 2

Parkway 1

Parkway 2

Parkway 3

Pennington 1

Pennington 2

Pine Grove

Pine Lakes 1

Pine Lakes 2

Pinewood

Polo Road

Pontiac 1

Pontiac 2

Rice Creek 1

Rice Creek 2

Ridge View 1

Ridge View 2

Ridgewood

Riverside

Riversprings 1

Riversprings 2

Riversprings 3

Riverwalk

Round Top

St. Andrews

Sandlapper

Satchelford

Skyland

South Beltline

Spring Hill

Spring Valley

Spring Valley West

Springville 1

Springville 2

Trenholm Road

Trinity

Valhalla

Valley State Park

Walden

Webber

Westminster

Whitewell

Wildewood

Woodfield

Woodlands

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts provided in subsection (A) are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-79-15 and as shown on copies of the official map provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Richland County by the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Richland County subject to the approval of the majority of the Richland County Legislative Delegation.

(D) If the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Richland County determines that a precinct contains no suitable location for a polling place, the board, upon approval by a majority of the county's legislative delegation, may locate the polling place inside the county and within five miles of the precinct's boundaries.

HISTORY: 1985 Act No. 20, Section 1, eff June 20, 1985; 1995 Act No. 127, Section 1, eff (became law without the Governor's signature on June 13, 1995); 1999 Act No. 35, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on June 2, 1999); 1999 Act No. 54, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on June 2, 1999); 2002 Act No. 186, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on) March 14, 2002; 2002 Act No. 221, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on April 23, 2002); 2007 Act No. 24, Section 1, eff May 14, 2007; 2013 Act No. 93, Section 1, eff January 1, 2014; 2015 Act No. 84 (H.4142), Section 1, eff June 11, 2015.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1985 Act No. 20, Section 2, effective June 20, 1985, provides as follows:

"The Richland County Board of Voter Registration shall appropriately change voter registration to reflect the new precinct for any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act as provided by Section 7-7-720 of the 1976 Code."

Effect of Amendment

The 1995 amendment added the Gregg Park precinct.

The first 1999 amendment (by Act No. 35) divided the section in to subsections (A) and (B); in subsection (A), rewrote the list of voting precincts; in subsection (B), changed the official map to document P-7999; and made other minor changes.

The second 1999 amendment (by Act No. 54) made the same changes as Act 35.

The 2002 amendments to subsection (B), by both Act 186 and Act 221, substituted "P-7901" for "P-7999".

The 2007 amendment, in subsection (A), added "Blythewood # 3", "Kelly Mill", "Lake Carolina", "Oak Point", "Parkridge", "Pine Grove", "Ridge View", "Round Top", "Sandlapper", "Spring Hill", and "Spring Valley West", and substituted "Dutch Fork #1" and "Dutch Fork #2" for "Dutch Fork", "Harbinson #1" and "Harbinson # 2" for "Harbinson", and "Parkway # 1" and "Parkway # 2" for "Parkway"; in subsection (B), substituted "Statistics" for "Statistical Services" in two places and "P-79-07" for "P-7901" and deleted "certified" preceding "copies" and "the State Election Commission and" preceding "the Richland County Board of Voter Registration"; and added subsection (C).

The 2013 amendment rewrote subsections (A), (B), and (C).

2015 Act No. 84, Section 1, in (B), deleted "Office of Research and Statistics of the" following "with the", substituted "P-79-15" for "P-79-13", and substituted "Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office" for "Office of Research and Statistics".

SECTION 7-7-470. Repealed 1985 Act No. 20, Section 3, eff June 20, 1985.

Editor's Note

Former Section 7-7-470 was entitled "Designation of wards in City of Columbia" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 23-193.1; 1975 (59) 635; 1978 Act No. 417, Section 2.

SECTION 7-7-480. Designation of voting precincts in Saluda County.

(A) In Saluda County there are the following voting precincts:

Centennial

Clyde

Delmar

Fruit Hill

Higgins/Zoar

Holly

Hollywood

Holstons

Mayson

Mt. Willing

Pleasant Cross

Pleasant Grove

Richland

Ridge Spring/Monetta

Saluda No. 1

Saluda No. 2

Sardis

Ward

(B) The precinct lines defining the above precincts are as shown on official maps on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-81-94 and as shown on certified copies provided to the State Election Commission and the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Saluda County by the office.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Saluda County subject to the approval of a majority of the Saluda County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-194; 1952 Code Section 23-194; 1950 (46) 2414; 1956 (49)1758; 1977 Act No. 172, Section 1; 1994 Act No. 320, Section 1, eff March 24, 1994; 1996 Act No. 286, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on May 7, 1996); 1996 Act No. 311, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on May 7, 1996).

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 172, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Saluda County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment substantially revised this section.

The 1994 amendment redesignated the precincts in Saluda County, and provided that the precinct lines defining the precincts are as shown on official maps on file with the division of research and Statistical Services of the Budget and Control Board designated as document P-81-94 and must be established by the Saluda County Election Commission, and added subsection (C).

The First 1996 amendment deleted the Denny precinct from subsection (A).

The Second 1996 effected the same change as the first 1996 amendment.

SECTION 7-7-490. Designation of voting precincts in Spartanburg County.

(A) In Spartanburg County there are the following voting precincts:

Abner Creek Baptist

Anderson Mill Elementary

Arcadia Elementary

Beaumont Methodist

Beech Springs Intermediate

Ben Avon Methodist

Bethany Baptist

Bethany Wesleyan

Boiling Springs Elementary

Boiling Springs High School

Boiling Springs Intermediate

Boiling Springs Jr. High

Boiling Springs 9th Grade

Canaan

Cannons Elementary

Carlisle Fosters Grove

Cavins Hobbysville

C.C. Woodson Recreation

Cedar Grove Baptist

Chapman Elementary

Chapman High School

Cherokee Springs Fire Station

Chesnee Elementary

Cleveland Elementary

Clifdale Elementary

Converse Fire Station

Cooley Springs Baptist

Cornerstone Baptist

Cowpens Depot Museum

Cowpens Fire Station

Croft Baptist

Cross Anchor Fire Station

Cudd Memorial

Daniel Morgan Technology Center

Drayton Fire Station

Duncan United Methodist

Eastside Baptist

Ebenezer Baptist

Enoree First Baptist

E.P. Todd Elementary

Fairforest Elementary

Fairforest Middle School

Friendship Baptist

Gable Middle School

Glendale Fire Station

Gramling Methodist

Greater St. James

Hayne Baptist

Hendrix Elementary

Holly Springs Baptist

Jesse Bobo Elementary

Jesse Boyd Elementary

Lake Bowen Baptist

Landrum High School

Landrum United Methodist

Lyman Town Hall

Mayo Elementary

Morningside Baptist

Motlow Creek Baptist

Mountain View Baptist

Mt. Calvary Presbyterian

Mt. Moriah Baptist

Mt. Zion Full Gospel Baptist

Oakland Elementary

Pacolet Elementary School

Park Hills Elementary

Pauline Glenn Springs Elementary

Pelham Fire Station

Poplar Springs Fire Station

Powell Saxon Una

R.D. Anderson Vocational

Rebirth Missionary Baptist

Reidville Elementary

Reidville Fire Station

Roebuck Bethlehem

Roebuck Elementary

Southside Baptist

Spartanburg High School

Startex Fire Station

St. John's Lutheran

Swofford Career Center

Travelers Rest Baptist

Trinity Methodist

Victor Mill Methodist

Wellford Fire Station

Holy Communion

West View Elementary

White Stone Methodist

Whitlock Jr. High

Woodland Heights Recreation Center

Woodruff Elementary

Woodruff Fire Station

Woodruff Leisure Center

(B) Precinct lines defining the precincts in subsection (A) are as shown on the official map on file with the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office, and as shown on copies provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Spartanburg County by the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-83-15.

(C) Polling places for the precincts listed in subsection (A) must be determined by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Spartanburg County with the approval of a majority of the Spartanburg County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-195; 1952 Code Section 23-195; 1950 (46) 2414; 1956 (49) 1751; 1958 (50) 1664; 1959 (51) 89; 1960 (51) 1516; 1967 (55) 968; 1968 (55) 2461; 1974 (58) 1986; 1975 (59) 770; 1977 Act No. 231 Section 1; 1978 Act No. 620, became law without the signature of the Governor; 1985 Act No. 96, eff May 21, 1985; 1986 Act No. 364, Sections 1-6, eff April 11, 1986, 1990 Act No. 384, Section 1, eff March 19, 1990; 1992 Act No. 402, Section 1, eff June 1, 1992; 2003 Act No. 67, Section 1, eff June 25, 2003; 2004 Act No. 217, Section 1, eff April 22, 2004; 2006 Act No. 272, Section 1, eff May 2, 2006; 2009 Act No. 54, Section 1, eff June 2, 2009; 2012 Act No. 167, Section 1, eff May 14, 2012; 2014 Act No. 127 (S.987), Section 1, eff March 4, 2014; 2014 Act No. 237 (S.1214), Section 1, eff July 1, 2014; 2015 Act No. 57 (H.3888), Section 1, eff June 3, 2015.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, the amendments to subsection (A) made by 2014 Act No. 127 and 2014 Act No. 237 were read together.

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 231, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Spartanburg County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

1982 Act No. 337, Section 1, effective April 13, 1982, provides as follows:

"Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on the effective date of this act, the precinct lines defining the precincts in Spartanburg County are as shown on maps filed with the clerk of court of the county and on file with the State Election Commission and the Division of Research and Statistical Services of the State Budget and Control Board."

2012 Act No. 167, Section 2, provides as follows:

"This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies to elections conducted after July 15, 2011."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment added the last paragraph of this section.

The 1978 amendment substantially rewrote this section.

The 1985 amendment rewrote this section.

The 1986 amendment changed the designations of voting precincts formerly designated "BOILING SPRINGS STATION C", "WHITESTONE CROFT STATION A", AND "WHITESTONE CROFT STATION B" to "BOWEN", "CROFT", and "WHITESTONE", respectively; in the description of the precinct designated "CANNON'S CAMPGROUND", substituted "Marconi Drive" for "Edison Circle" and added "to Cannon Road"; in the description of the precinct designated "DRAYTON", substituted "Marconi Drive" for "Edison Circle" and substituted "then east to Cannon Road" for "follow to Cannon Road"; and, following the description of the precinct designated "CLIFTON", added the provision changing the voting place from St. Andrews Methodist Church to Clifton Second Baptist Church.

The 1990 amendment, in voting precinct Hill Top, added at the end "The voting place for the precinct is Bethany Baptist Church."

The 1992 amendment regarding the City of Spartanburg, renamed the voting precincts and made grammatical changes.

The 2003 amendment rewrote the list of voting precincts under the existing introductory paragraph; designated the existing introductory paragraph as subsection (A) and the last existing undesignated paragraph as subsection (B); rewrote subsection (B); and added subsection (C) relating to approval of polling places for the precincts listed in the new subsection (A).

The 2004 amendment in subsection (B) substituted "P-83-04" for "P-83-03".

The 2006 amendment, in subsection (A), revised the voting precincts; and, in subsection (B), deleted "certified" preceding "copies" and "the State Election Commission and" preceding "the Board of Voter Registration" and substituted "P-83-06" for "P-83-04".

The 2009 amendment, in subsection (A), revised and renamed the voting precincts; and, in subsection (B), substituted "State" for "South Carolina" preceding "Budget and Control Board" and "P-83-09" for "P-83-06".

The 2012 amendment inserted "Greater St. James" and removed "Inman Mills Baptist" in subsection (A); substituted "Division" for "Office" in two places, and substituted "P-83-11" for "P-83-09" in subsection (B).

2014 Act No. 127, Section 1, in subsection (A), substituted "Pacolet Elementary School" for "Pacolet Town Hall", deleted "T.W. Edwards Recreation Center", and substituted "Holy Communion" for "West Side Baptist"; in subsection (B), twice substituted "Office of Research" for "Division of Research", and substituted "P-83-14" for "P-83-12".

2014 Act No. 237, Section 1, in subsection (A), added "Fairforest Elementary", added "Morningside Baptist", deleted "Mt. Sinai Baptist", deleted "North Spartanburg Fire Station", deleted "Pine Street Elementary", added "St. John's Lutheran", deleted "Woodruff Armory Drive Fire Station", and added "Woodruff Leisure Center"; in subsection (B), twice substituted "Office of Research" for "Division of Research", inserted ", or its successor agency,", and substituted "P-83-14" for "P-83-12".

2015 Act No. 57, Section 1, in (A), deleted Arrowood Baptist, Canaan Baptist, Chesnee Senior Center, Grace Baptist, Powell Saxon Una Fire Station, Silverhill United Methodist, Una Fire Station, Woodruff American Legion, and Woodruff Town Hall; in (A), added Canaan, Chesnee Elementary, Duncan United Methodist, Powell Saxon Una, and Woodruff Elementary; in (B), substituted "Precinct" for "The precinct", deleted "Office of Research and Statistics of the" before "Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office", substituted "Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office" for "Office of Research and Statistics", and substituted "P-83-15" for "P-83-14"; and in (C), substituted "Polling" for "The polling".

SECTION 7-7-500. Repealed by 1983 Act No. 137, Section 2, eff from and after January 1, 1985, as amended by 1984 Act No. 348, Section 1.

Editor's Note

1983 Act No. 137, Section 2, repealed this section eff June 20, 1983. Subsequently, 1984 Act No. 348, Section 1, changed the repeal date to January 1, 1985.

Former Section 7-7-500 was entitled "Designation of voting precincts in Sumter County" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 23-196; 1952 Code Section 23-196; 1950 (46) 2414; 1967 (55) 141.

SECTION 7-7-501. Designation of voting precincts in Sumter County.

(A) In Sumter County there are the following voting precincts:

Bates

Birnie

Burns-Downs

Causeway Branch 1

Causeway Branch 2

Cherryvale

Crosswell

Dalzell 1

Dalzell 2

Delaine

Ebenezer 1

Ebenezer 2

Folsom Park

Furman

Green Swamp 1

Green Swamp 2

Hampton Park

Hillcrest

Horatio

Lemira

Loring

Magnolia-Harmony

Manchester Forest

Mayesville

Mayewood

McCray's Mill 1

McCray's Mill 2

Millwood

Morris College

Mulberry

Oakland Plantation 1

Oakland Plantation 2

Oswego

Palmetto Park

Pinewood

Pocotaligo 1

Pocotaligo 2

Privateer

Rembert

Saint John

Saint Paul

Salem

Salterstown

Savage-Glover

Second Mill

Shaw

South Liberty

South Red Bay

Spectrum

Stone Hill

Sumter High 1

Sumter High 2

Sunset

Swan Lake

Thomas Sumter

Turkey Creek

Wilder

Wilson Hall.

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts provided for in subsection (A) are as shown on the official map prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-85-09 and as shown on copies provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Sumter County by the office.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Sumter County subject to the approval of a majority of the Sumter County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1983 Act No. 137, Section 1; 1984 Act No. 348, eff January 1, 1985; 1985 Act No. 135, eff June 6, 1985; 1986 Act No. 315 Section 2, eff February 20, 1986; 1988 Act No. 608, Section 1, eff January 1, 1989; 1993 Act No. 108, Section 1, eff June 11, 1993; 2002 Act No. 168, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on February 12, 2002); 2007 Act No. 62, Section 1, eff June 8, 2007; 2010 Act No. 128, Section 1, eff February 24, 2010.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1988 Act No. 608, Section 2, provides as follows:

"SECTION 2. The official map dated February 23, 1988, shows revised boundaries for the Manchester Forest and Pinewood Precincts."

Effect of Amendment

The 1985 amendment substantially revised the second paragraph.

The 1986 amendment added the paragraph relating to transfer of Sumter Elk's Club property to the Second Mill Precinct.

The 1988 amendment added "dated February 23, 1988" in the second paragraph.

The 1993 amendment rewrote this section, redesignating the voting precincts in Sumter County, deleting two paragraphs, and adding (B) and (C).

The 2002 amendment, in subsection (A), redesignated a number of the voting precincts; and, in subsection (B), substituted "Office" for "Division", "P-85-01" for "P-85-93", "Sumter County Registration and Elections Commission" for "Sumter County Board of Voter Registration", and "office" for "division".

The 2007 amendment, in subsection (A), substituted "Causeway Branch 1" and "Causeway Branch 2" for "Causeway Branch", "Ebenezer 1" and "Ebenezer 2" for "Ebenezer", and "Green Swamp 1" and "Green Swamp 2" for "Green Swamp"; in subsection (B), substituted "precincts provided for in subsection (A)" for "above precincts", "map prepared by and on" for "maps", "Office of Research and Statistics of the State Budget and Control Board" for "Office of Research and Statistical Services of the Budget and Control Board", and "P-85-07" for "P-85-01", and deleted "certified" preceding "copies" and "the State Election Commission and" preceding "The Sumter County".

The 2010 amendment in subsection (A) substituted "Dalzell 1" and "Dalzell 2" for "Dalzell" and in subsection (B) substituted "P-85-09" for "P-85-07".

SECTION 7-7-502. Repealed by 1993 Act No. 108, Section 2, eff June 11, 1993.

Editor's Note

Former Section 7-7-502 was derived from 1984 Act No. 272, Section 1; 1985 Act No. 41, Section 1; 1986 Act No. 315, Section 1. Former statute specified the voting places in Sumter County. See Section 7-7-501 for provisions governing voting places.

SECTION 7-7-510. Designation of voting precincts in Union County.

(A) In Union County there are the following voting precincts:

Adamsburg

Black Rock

Bonham

Buffalo, Box 1

Carlisle

Cross Keys

East Buffalo

Excelsior

Jonesville, Box 1

Jonesville, Box 2

Kelton

Lockhart

Monarch, Box 1

Monarch, Box 2

Putnam

Santuck

Union, Ward 1, Box 1

Union, Ward 1, Box 2

Union, Ward 2

Union, Ward 3

Union, Ward 4, Box 1

Union, Ward 4, Box 2

West Springs

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts in subsection (A) are as shown on maps filed with the clerk of court of the county and also on file with the State Election Commission as provided and maintained by the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-87-03.

(C) The polling places for the precincts listed in subsection (A) must be determined by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Union County with the approval of a majority of the Union County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-197; 1952 Code Section 23-197; 1950 (46) 2414; 1951 (47) 361; 1953 (48) 140; 1955 (49) 21; 1958 (50) 1551, 1595, 1873; 1961 (52) 87; 1968 (55) 2301; 1977 Act No. 168 Section 1; 1978 Act No. 581, became law without the signature of the Governor; 1985 Act No. 24, eff March 19, 1985; 1986 Act No. 406, eff May 12, 1986; 2000 Act No. 231, Section 1, eff February 25, 2000; 2003 Act No. 46, Section 1, eff June 2, 2003.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 168, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Union County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment added the provisions relative to maps showing precinct lines.

The 1978 amendment deleted Coleraine, Jonesville No. 3 and Parham as voting precincts.

The 1985 amendment substantially revised the provisions of this section setting forth the voting precincts and their respective polling places.

The 1986 amendment changed the polling place for Precinct Number Thirteen from "Sis' Toning and Fitness" to "New Buffalo Elementary School" and changed the polling place for Precinct Number Twenty-Six from "Lockhart Methodist Church Annex" to "Lockhart First Baptist Church Christian Activities Building".

The 2000 amendment designated the first paragraph as subsection (A) and eliminated precinct numbers from the descriptions of the precincts, designated the second paragraph as subsection (B) and added subsection (C).

The 2003 amendment, in subsection (A) inserted "Lockhart" and deleted "Lockhart, Box 1", "Lockhart, Box 2", "Meadows", "Oakland", and "Ottaray", and in subsection (B) substituted "Office" for "Division" and "P-87-03" for "P-8786".

SECTION 7-7-520. Designation of voting precincts in Williamsburg County.

(A) In Williamsburg County there are the following voting precincts:

Black River

Bloomingvale

Cades

Cedar Swamp

Central

Earles

Greeleyville

Harmony

Hebron

Hemingway

Henry-Poplar Hill

Indiantown

Kingstree No. 1

Kingstree No. 2

Kingstree No. 3

Kingstree No. 4

Lane

Morrisville

Mount Vernon

Muddy Creek

Nesmith

Pergamos

Piney Forest

Salters

Sandy Bay

Singletary

Suttons

Trio.

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts provided in subsection (A) are as shown on maps filed with the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Williamsburg County as provided and maintained by the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office designated as document P-89-12.

(C) The polling places for the precincts provided in this section must be established by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Williamsburg County subject to the approval of a majority of the Williamsburg County Delegation, including the Senators.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-198; 1952 Code Section 23-198; 1950 (46) 2414; 1957 (50) 223; 1967 (55) 1151; 1977 Act No. 203 Section 1; 1978 Act No. 455, became law without signature of Governor; 1990 Act No. 525, Section 1, eff May 31, 1990; 2005 Act No. 130, Section 1, eff June 3, 2005; 2006 Act No. 240, Section 1, eff March 15, 2006; 2012 Act No. 160, Section 1, eff May 14, 2012.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1977 Act No. 203, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of Williamsburg County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

Effect of Amendment

The 1977 amendment added the second paragraph of this section.

The 1978 amendment combined Henry and Poplar Hill.

The 1990 amendment provides for the establishment of polling places.

The 2005 amendment, designated subsections (A) to (C); in subsection (A), substituted "Earles" for "Earls" and "Sandy Bay" for "Sandy Ray", added "Kingstree No. 4", and deleted "Ebenezer", "Lenuds", "Midway", "Oak Ridge", "Pergamos" and "Workman"; in subsection (B), deleted "above" preceding "precincts" and added "provided in subsection (A)", substituted "filed with the County Election Commission and County Registration Board" for "filed with the clerk of court of the county and also on file with the State Election Commission" and "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services" and added "designated as document P-89-05"; and, in subsection (C), deleted the second sentence relating to establishing certain polling places.

The 2006 amendment, in subsection (A), deleted the Millwood precinct and added the Pergamos precinct; and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-89-06" for "P-89-05".

The 2012 amendment substituted "Division" for "Office" and substituted "P-89-12" for "P-89-06" in subsection (B).

SECTION 7-7-530. Designation of voting precincts in York County.

(A) In York County there are the following voting precincts:

Adnah

Airport

Allison Creek

Anderson Road

Baxter

Bethany

Bethel

Bethel School

Bowling Green

Bullocks Creek

Cannon Mill

Carolina

Catawba

Clover

Cotton Belt

Delphia

Dobys Bridge

Ebenezer

Ebinport

Edgewood

Fairgrounds

Ferry Branch

Fewell Park

Filbert

Fort Mill No. 1

Fort Mill No. 2

Fort Mill No. 3

Fort Mill No. 4

Fort Mill No. 5

Fort Mill No. 6

Friendship

Gold Hill

Hampton Mill

Harvest

Hickory Grove

Highland Park

Hollis Lakes

Hopewell

Independence

India Hook

Kanawha

Lakeshore

Lakewood

Larne

Laurel Creek

Lesslie

Manchester

McConnells

Mill Creek

Mt. Holly

Mt. Gallant

Nation Ford

Neelys Creek

New Home

Newport

Northside

Northwestern

Oakridge

Oakwood

Old Pointe

Ogden

Orchard Park

Palmetto

Pleasant Road

Pole Branch

River's Edge

River Hills

Riverview

Rock Creek

Rock Hill No. 2

Rock Hill No. 3

Rock Hill No. 4

Rock Hill No. 5

Rock Hill No. 6

Rock Hill No. 7

Rock Hill No. 8

Roosevelt

Rosewood

Sharon

Shoreline

Six Mile

Smyrna

Springdale

Springfield

Stateline

Steele Creek

Tega Cay

Tirzah

Tools Fork

University

Waterstone

Windjammer

Wylie

York No. 1

York No. 2

(B) The precinct lines defining the precincts in subsection (A) are as shown on the official map on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office, or its successor agency, designated as document P-91-14a and as shown on copies provided to the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of York County by the Office of Research and Statistics.

(C) The polling places for the precincts in subsection (A) must be determined by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of York County with the approval of a majority of the York County Legislative Delegation.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-199; 1952 Code Section 23-199; 1950 (46) 2414; 1960 (51) 1684; 1970 (56) 2033; 1973 (58) 107; 1974 (58) 2874; 1976 Act No. 510; 1976 Act No. 570 Section 1; 1977 Act No. 227 Section 1; 1980 Act No. 635, Section 1, eff Sept. 5, 1980; 1986 Act No. 354, eff January 1, 1987; 1987 Act No. 4, Section 1, eff February 12, 1987; 1989 Act No. 138, Section 1, eff June 8, 1989; 1992 Act No. 270, Section 1, eff February 26, 1992; 1992 Act No. 508, Section 1, eff July 10, 1992; 1995 Act No. 77, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on June 13, 1995); 1996 Act No. 269, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on April 2, 1996); 1997 Act No. 75, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on June 11, 1997); 1998 Act No. 296, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on April 21, 1998); 1999 Act No. 36, Section 1, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on June 2, 1999); 2004 Act No; 194, Section 1, eff March 26, 2004; 2007 Act No. 6, Section 1, eff March 27, 2007; 2008 Act No. 209. Section 1, eff May 13, 2008; 2008 Act No. 327, Section 1, eff June 16, 2008; 2009 Act No. 53, Section 1, eff June 2, 2009; 2014 Act No. 143 (S.995), Section 1, eff March 13, 2014; 2014 Act No. 169 (S.1180), Section 1, eff July 1, 2014.

Code Commissioner's Note

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, the amendment to subsection (B) made by 2014 Act No. 169, eff July 1, 2014, was deemed to prevail over the amendment to subsection (B) made by 2014 Act No. 143, eff March 13, 2014, because it was enacted later.

At the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to the offices of the former State Budget and Control Board, Office of the Governor, or other agencies, were changed to reflect the transfer of them to the Department of Administration or other entities, pursuant to the directive of the South Carolina Restructuring Act, 2014 Act No. 121, Section 5(D)(1).

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Editor's Note

1976 Act No. 570, Section 2, provides:

"Any elector whose precinct is changed by this act shall have a new certificate mailed to him reflecting his new precinct by the county board of voter registration."

1977 Act No. 227, Section 2, provides:

"The board of registration of York County shall mail a duplicate certificate reflecting the new precinct to any person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this act. Such certificate shall not be required to be signed by the named elector in the presence of anyone."

1980 Act No. 635, Section 2, provides as follows:

"The Red River Precincts and the Mt. Gallant Precinct listed in Section 7-7-530 of the 1976 Code are consolidated into a single precinct designated 'Mt. Gallant' in that section as amended in Section 1 of this act. The maps of precincts filed with the clerk of court of the county and also on file with the State Election Commission and maintained by the Division of Research and Statistical Services of the State Budget and Control Board shall be adjusted to reflect the consolidation provided for in this act."

2009 Act No.53 Section 2 provides as follows:

"This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies to all elections conducted after January 1, 2010."

Effect of Amendment

The first 1976 amendment added "Tega Cay;" in the first paragraph of this section.

The second 1976 amendment added the description of Tega Cay precinct in the first paragraph of this section.

The 1977 amendment added the second paragraph of this section.

The 1980 amendment consolidated the former Red River and Mt. Gallant precincts into a single precinct designated "Mt. Gallant".

The 1986 amendment, in the first paragraph, made grammatical changes, substituted "Bethel No. 1; Bethel No. 2" for "Bethel", deleted "Cannon Mill;" and "Filbert;" and added "Ebinport;", "Museum;", and "University;"; and rewrote the second paragraph. The above amendments become effective January 1, 1987.

The 1987 amendment made grammatical changes and created a new second paragraph including the description of Tega Cay precinct's boundaries, previously set forth in the first paragraph, and revised the boundaries of Bethel No. 1 precinct.

The 1989 amendment, in the first paragraph, added "Fort Mill No. 5", and added the fourth paragraph.

The first 1992 amendment created an additional voting precinct in York County named Rock Hill No. 8.

The second 1992 amendment added the third paragraph, referring to census blocks 212, 110A, 110B, and 112A.

The 1995 amendment substantially rewrote this section, and designated paragraphs (A), (B), and (C).

The 1996 amendment deleted "Fort Mill No. 2" from subsection (A) and replaced "P 9195" in subsection (B) with "P-9196".

The 1997 amendment, in subsection (A), deleted "Rock Hill No. 1", and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-9197" for "P-9196".

The 1998 amendment, in subsection (A), designated two polling places for Tega Cay; and in subsection (B), substituted "P-9198" for "P-9197".

The 1999 amendment inserted the New Home precinct, changed the map designation, and made other minor changes.

The 2004 amendment, in subsection (A), added "Doby's Bridge", "Fort Mill 2", "Orchard Park" and "Riverview" and, in subsection (B), substituted "Office of Research and Statistics" for "Division of Research and Statistical Services" in two places and "P-91-04" for "P-9199".

The 2007 amendment, in subsection (A), added "Airport", "Lakewood", "Laurel Creek" and "Mt. Gallant", and deleted "Museum"; in subsection (B), substituted "precincts in subsection (A)" for "above precincts", "P-91-07" for "P-91-04" and deleted "certified" preceding "copies" and "State Election Commission and the" preceding "Registration"; and, in subsection (C), substituted "precincts in subsection (A)" for "above precincts".

The first 2008 amendment, in subsection (A), added "Allison Creek", "Gold Hill", "McConnells", "Palmetto", "Steele Creek", "Tega Cay", "Waterstone" and "Windjammer" and deleted "Allison Creek Church", "McConnellsville", "Tega Cay 1", and "Tega Cay 2"; and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-91-08" for "P-91-07".

The second 2008 amendment, in subsection (A), added "Adnah", "Harvest", and "Old Pointe"; and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-91-08A" for "P-91-08".

The 2009 amendment, in subsection (A), added "Carolina", "Fairgrounds", "Ferry Branch", "Friendship", "Hollis Lakes", "Hopewell", "Independence" "Manchester", "Mill Creek", "Nation Ford", "Neelys Creek", "Old Pointe", "Pole Branch", "Six Mile", "Springfield", "Stateline", and "Wylie", substituted "Delphia" for "Delphos", "Dobys Bridge" for "Doby's Bridge", and "Oakridge" for "Oak Ridge", and deleted "Lesslie No. 1" and "Lesslie No. 2"; and, in subsection (B), substituted "P-91-09" for "P-91-08A".

2014 Act No. 143, Section 1, in subsection (B), substituted "P-91-14" for "P-91-09".

2014 Act No. 169, Section 1, in subsection (A), added "Baxter", substituted "Bethel" for "Bethel No. 1" and "Bethel No. 2", substituted "Clover" for "Clover No. 1" and "Clover No. 2", and added "Hampton Mill", "Kanawha", "Larne", "River's Edge", "River Hills", "Rock Creek", and "Roosevelt"; and in subsection (B), substituted "Control Board, or its successor agency," for "Control Board", and substituted "P-91-14a" for "P-91-09".

ARTICLE 3

Alteration of Precincts

SECTION 7-7-710. State Election Commission shall report certain precincts to General Assembly for alteration; alteration by county boards of voter registration and elections where General Assembly fails to act.

The State Election Commission shall report the names of all polling precincts by county that have more than one thousand five hundred registered electors as of January first to the General Assembly not later than the fourth Tuesday of each odd-numbered year. If, by April first of the same year, the General Assembly has failed to alter the precincts so that no precinct shall have more than one thousand five hundred qualified electors the State Election Commission shall notify the respective county boards of voter registration and elections which shall make such alterations as necessary to conform all precincts to such limitations. Provided, that precincts isolated by water shall not be required to meet minimum requirements.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-221; 1971 (57) 398.

Code Commissioner's Note

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

SECTION 7-7-720. Notification to persons whose registration is transferred; removal from registration books of person whose notification is returned undelivered; restoration of name.

(A) A person whose registration is transferred to another precinct by virtue of the provisions of this article must be notified by mail by the county board of voter registration and elections of the transfer.

(B) A person whose notification is returned to the county board of voter registration and elections as undeliverable must be reported by the board to the State Election Commission. The State Election Commission must place the elector in an inactive status on the master file and may remove this elector's name from inactive status upon compliance with the provisions of Section 7-5-330(F).

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-222; 1971 (57) 398; 1984 Act No. 510, Section 10, eff June 28, 1984; 1996 Act No. 466, Section 7, eff August 21, 1996.

Code Commissioner's Note

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1984 amendment substantially reworded this section.

The 1996 amendment made former undesignated paragraphs subsections (A) and (B), and otherwise revised this section.

SECTION 7-7-730. Division of precincts having more than 750 electors.

When a precinct has more than seven hundred fifty registered electors, the precinct list must be divided alphabetically so that no list contains more than seven hundred fifty electors and separate managers and facilities are provided within the polling place for each list of electors. Local registration boards dividing precincts alphabetically shall notify the State Election Commission of this division so that separate alphabetically arranged poll lists may be printed by the commission. Upon completion of the above, the provisions of Section 7-7-710 are considered to be complied with regardless of the number of electors in the precinct. Nothing in this section prevents the alteration of precincts pursuant to Section 7-7-710 where the General Assembly or local registration boards consider this alteration advisable.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-223; 1971 (57) 398; 1994 Act No. 304, Section 1, eff March 16, 1994.

Effect of Amendment

The 1994 amendment provides where a precinct has more than seven hundred fifty registered electors rather than fifteen hundred electors, the precinct list must be divided alphabetically so that no list contains more than seven hundred fifty names, and added the last two sentences.

ARTICLE 5

Where Electors to Vote

SECTION 7-7-910. Designated polling places; alternative polling place.

(A) Subject to the provisions of Section 7-7-920 and Section 7-5-440 and except as provided in subsection (B) of this section, each elector must be registered and, unless otherwise specified on his voting certificate, shall vote at the designated polling place within the precinct of his residence, but in incorporated municipalities in which officers are elected by wards or other municipal subdivisions, electors must be registered and shall vote at their designated polling places.

(B)(1) For purposes of this subsection, an "emergency situation" means the designated polling place is not available for use as a polling place on the election day after the first notice of the election is published.

(2) If a designated polling place in a precinct is unavailable for use during an election as a result of an emergency situation, the authority charged by law with conducting the election shall designate an alternative polling place to be used for the electors in that precinct for any election occurring during the emergency situation. An alternative polling place for an emergency situation must be approved by the majority of the legislative delegation if the designation occurs more than seven days prior to the election. If an alternative polling place for an emergency situation is designated seven days or less prior to the election, the authority charged by law with conducting the election must notify the members of the legislative delegation of the alternative polling place.

(3) The alternative polling place is not required to be within the precinct of the elector's residence; however, the authority charged by law with conducting the election may designate an alternative polling place outside the precinct only if no other location within the precinct is available for use as a polling place. If an alternative polling place is outside the precinct, it must be located in an adjoining precinct. The alternative polling place must be selected with consideration of the distance the electors would be required to travel in order to vote.

(4) Every attempt must be made to notify electors of the alternative polling place before the election and on the day of the election through the media and by posted notice at the designated polling place.

(C) If an alternative polling place outside of the precinct is selected pursuant to subsection (B) of this section, the authority charged by law with conducting the election shall certify in writing to the State Election Commission that no other location within the precinct is available for use as a polling place and that the selection of a polling place was made with consideration of the distance electors would have to travel to vote.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-211; 1952 Code Section 23-211; 1950 (46) 2059; 1967 (55) 657; 1996 Act No. 466, Section 8, eff August 21, 1996; 2006 Act No. 339, Section 1, eff June 8, 2006.

Editor's Note

2006 Act No. 339, Section 2, provides as follows:

"This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and must not be put into practice until it receives preclearance by the United States Department of Justice." [Preclearance received September 5, 2006]

Effect of Amendment

The 1996 amendment revised this section.

The 2006 amendment designated subsection (A), substituting "and except as provided in subsection (B) of this section, each" for "every", and added subsections (B) and (C) relating to designation of alternate polling places.

SECTION 7-7-920. Places where electors shall vote in municipal elections.

In all municipal elections when the aldermen or councilmen are elected by wards, the electors shall vote at the voting place within their ward nearest their residences, and in all municipal elections when the aldermen, councilmen or other officials are elected by a vote at large within the municipality, the electors shall vote at the voting place in the precinct within which they reside which is nearest their residences.

In all municipal elections when the ward lines and the precinct lines coincide within the city limits of the municipality, electors shall vote at the nearest voting place within the ward or precinct.

In any city or town having not more than one polling precinct, established by ordinance, for municipal elections, all duly qualified electors shall be permitted to vote in municipal elections at such voting place if such electors are authorized to vote at any voting precinct within such city or town.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-211.1; 1952 Code Section 23-118; 1951 (47) 78, 229.

SECTION 7-7-930. Repealed by 1984 Act No. 510, Section 19, eff June 28, 1984.

Editor's Note

Former Section 7-7-930 was entitled "Voting place must be where registration certificate designates" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 23-213; 1952 Code Section 23-213; 1950 (46) 2059.

SECTION 7-7-940. Procedure upon removal of elector from one precinct to another.

In case of the moving of a registered elector from one precinct to another in the same county, the elector must notify the board of voter registration and elections of the county. The board must note the fact upon the proper book and give the elector a notification of the precinct into which he is moved.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-215; 1952 Code Section 23-215; 1950 (46) 2059; 1984 Act No. 510, Section 11, eff June 28, 1984.

Code Commissioner's Note

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1984 amendment substantially reworded this section.

SECTION 7-7-950. Procedure where new precinct is established.

When a new voting precinct is established by law, the county board of voter registration and elections must transfer from the books of registration the names of electors registered to vote in other voting precincts as should register and vote in the new voting precinct and shall notify electors of the change of polling precincts.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-216; 1952 Code Section 23-216; 1950 (46) 2059; 1984 Act No. 510, Section 12, eff June 28, 1984.

Code Commissioner's Note

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1984 amendment substantially reworded this section.

SECTION 7-7-960. Procedure upon change of ward or precinct boundaries; effect of annexation of part of county to municipality divided into wards.

(a) Any elector whose precinct or ward is changed by a change of ward or precinct boundaries must have notification mailed to him by the county board of voter registration and elections reflecting his new precinct or ward.

(b) Any area in the county annexed to a municipality which is divided into wards shall be made part of a ward to which it is contiguous by the county board of voter registration and elections. In the event the annexed area in a municipality divided into wards contains at least five hundred qualified electors the area annexed shall be made a separate ward which must be given a numerical designation. As soon as practicable following annexation, the board must mail all registered electors of record residing in the annexed area notification designating the number of the ward, if appropriate, and precinct to which they have been assigned.

(c) The envelope in which notifications mailed out in conjunction with the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) must have printed on the front "DO NOT FORWARD". All electors whose precinct or ward is changed by boundary changes must be added to the records of the precinct or ward to which they are assigned and deleted from those of the precinct or ward to which they were formerly assigned.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-193.2; 1975 (59) 635; 1984 Act No. 510, Section 13, eff June 28, 1984.

Code Commissioner's Note

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1984 amendment substantially reworded this section.

SECTION 7-7-970. Change of location of voting place or name of precinct.

When one voting place has been changed to another in the same township or polling precinct, or when the name of the voting place has been changed since the last general election, the registration of electors for the former voting place shall be valid and effectual for the new voting place.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-217; 1952 Code Section 23-217; 1950 (46) 2059.

SECTION 7-7-980. Registration of officers and their spouses temporarily residing at capital or county seat.

Federal, State and county officers and their spouses temporarily residing at or near the capital or county seat may register and vote in their former home precincts if they so desire.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-218; 1952 Code Section 23-218; 1950 (46) 2059; 1968 (55) 2693.

SECTION 7-7-990. Barrier-free polling places for physically handicapped electors; criteria and procedures for use.

A. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the county board of voter registration and elections in each county of the State is encouraged to make every polling place barrier free and shall provide at least one polling place, free of architectural barriers, which shall be known as the Countywide Barrier-Free Voting Precinct, for use by physically handicapped electors of the county. Such polling place may be within any existing polling place that now is barrier-free or that is made barrier-free. Any physically handicapped elector, regardless of his place of residence in the county, may vote in this polling place if he meets the following criteria:

(1) Elector either cannot ambulate without the aid of a wheelchair, leg braces, crutches or a walker, or elector suffers from a lung disease to such an extent that he is unable to walk without the aid of a respirator.

(2) Elector has applied in writing to and obtained from the county board of voter registration and elections thirty days before the election a voting registration transfer authorizing the elector to vote at the county barrier-free polling place. An elector whose physical handicap, as defined in item (1) of this subsection, is permanent, as certified by a licensed physician, is not required to register once he has done so initially under the provisions of this item.

B. For every election the State Election Commission shall furnish to the proper county or party officials a separate roster of those handicapped electors registered to vote at the barrier-free polling place, and the county election officials shall ensure that election managers are designated to staff the barrier-free polling place. Such roster shall also contain appropriate precinct and district references for each voter when practical and reasonable.

C. The county board of voter registration and elections shall be authorized to use paper ballots in lieu of voting machines in the Countywide Barrier-Free Voting Precinct in those counties where voting machines are used.

D. When the Countywide Barrier-Free Voting Precinct in the respective counties closes, the votes of the Countywide Barrier-Free Voting Precinct shall be tabulated and reported as a separate precinct when other ballots of the county are counted on election day.

E. The provisions of this section shall only apply to elections conducted by the county board of voter registration and elections or county executive committee of a political party and are in lieu of voting by absentee ballot.

HISTORY: 1982 Act No. 363, eff May 11, 1982; 1992 Act No. 494, Section 1, eff July 1, 1992.

Code Commissioner's Note

Pursuant to the directive in 2014 Act No. 196, Section 8, at the direction of the Code Commissioner, references in this section to county election commissions or commissioners or county boards of voter registration were changed to the "Board of Voter Registration and Elections" and board members as appropriate.

Effect of Amendment

The 1992 amendment, in subsection (A), item (2), substituted "before" for "prior to" and added the second sentence.

SECTION 7-7-1000. Pooling precincts in municipal elections.

For purposes of municipal elections only, a municipality may pool one or more precincts with other precincts and have one voting place for all of these pooled precincts upon the following conditions:

(1) Any precinct which contains five hundred or more registered voters within the municipality must have its own voting place.

(2) The total number of registered voters within the municipality in each group of pooled precincts cannot exceed one thousand five hundred.

(3) The voting place of any precinct pooled with others cannot be more than three miles from the nearest part of any pooled precinct.

(4) The notice requirements of Section 7-7-15 must be complied with and in addition to this requirement, the location of voting places for all precincts including those pooled must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality on the day of the election. If the newspaper is not published daily, then on the date of publication nearest and prior to the date of election.

(5) Whenever precincts are pooled in a municipal election, the voter registration lists, poll lists, and ballots for each precinct represented must be used by the managers of election. Results of the election must also be reported and certified by individual precinct.

HISTORY: 1998 Act No. 412, Section 8, eff June 9, 1998.




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