Election ballot fix on the way to becoming law

June 6, 2013
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A conference report on election reform has been approved by the South Carolina Legislature, and the Speaker of the House says the election ballot fix is set to become law. House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the conference report combines House and Senate versions into one final act and will be sent to the Governor’s desk to be enacted. After a flap over proper qualifying by candidates, a State Supreme Court ruling last year removed hundreds of candidates, several from Oconee, from ballots. And the Oconee GOP primary wound up cancelled. “What happened last election, when hundreds of qualified candidates were removed from ballots because of a technicality, was undemocratic and wrong,” Harrell said.

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