Voting Determination Letters for South Carolina

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Determination Letters for South Carolina, by date.
Jurisdiction and date Description and submission numbers Notes
State of South Carolina
03/06/1972
(pdf)
Act No. 932 (1971)--senate redistricting; multi-member districts; numbered posts; majority vote requirement
(V3700)
 
State of South Carolina
06/30/1972
(pdf)
Numbered posts--all multi-member offices
(V4472)
 
Aiken County
08/25/1972
(pdf)
Act R1152--numbered posts
(V4630)
 
Saluda County
11/13/1972
(pdf)
Act No. 1244 (1972)--school district referendum procedure
(V4588)
 
State of South Carolina
07/20/1973
(pdf)
Act No. 1205 (1972)--Senate redistricting; multi-member districts; numbered posts; majority vote requirement
(V4081)
Section 5 objection ruled untimely in Morris v. Gressette, 432 U.S. 491 (1977)
Darlington (Darlington Cty.)
08/17/1973
(pdf)
Act R206 (1973)--majority vote requirement; residency requirement
(V5556-5557)
 
Clarendon County
11/13/1973
(pdf)
Act R530 (1973)--abolition of the elective office of superintendent of education and devolution of powers and duties to appointed county board of education
(V5682)
 
State of South Carolina
02/14/1974
(pdf)
House redistricting--multi-member districts; numbered posts; majority vote requirement
(V5967)
 
Dorchester County
04/22/1974
(pdf)
Act R913 (1974)--at large elections
(V6236)
 
McClellanville (Charleston Cty.)
05/06/1974
(pdf)
Two annexations
(V5737; V6059)
Withdrawn 10-21-74 upon modification of annexation policies
Walterboro (Colleton Cty.)
05/24/1974
(pdf)
Residency requirement
(V6297)
 
Lancaster County
07/30/1974
(pdf)
Act Nos. 519 and 523 (1967), No. 1594 (1968), No. 1622 (1972), and No. 325 (1973)--numbered posts and decreased number of board members (County Board of Education); staggered terms for district boards of trustees
(V8647)
 
Calhoun County School District
08/07/1974
(pdf)
Act R1151 (1974)--at large elections; staggered terms (members of school district board of trustees)
(V6218)
 
Bishopville (Lee Cty.)
09/03/1974
(pdf)
Act No. 1227--staggered terms
(V6687)
 
Bamberg County
09/03/1974
(pdf)
Residency requirement; staggered terms
(V6810)
 
Charleston (Charleston Cty.)
09/20/1974
(pdf)
Seven annexations
(V6772)
Withdrawn 5-13-75 upon adoption of single-member districts
Bamberg County
09/20/1974
(pdf)
At-large elections
(V6808)
 
Charleston County
09/24/1974
(pdf)
Consolidation Charter--at-large elections; multi-member districts; numbered posts; majority vote requirement; residency requirement
(V6593)
 
Lancaster County
10/01/1974
(pdf)
Act No. 1023 (1972) and No. 1010 (1974)--numbered posts; majority vote requirement; residency requirement; staggered terms
(V6875; V8635)
 
York County
11/12/1974
(pdf)
At-large elections
(V6878)
 
Charleston (Charleston Cty.)
02/18/1975
(pdf)
Three of four redistricting plans
()
 
Clarendon County
09/08/1975
(pdf)
Act R1537--elected to appointed county supervisor
(V9142)
 
Bamberg County
07/30/1976
(pdf)
Act R626--redistricting
(X6635)
Withdrawn 11-1-76
Seneca (Oconee Cty.)
09/13/1976
(pdf)
Majority vote requirement
(X5817)
 
Sumter County School District No. 2
10/01/1976
(pdf)
Act R681 (1976)--at-large elections; residency requirement; appointment of one trustee
(X6910)
 
Horry County
11/12/1976
(pdf)
Act R546 (1976)--at-large elections
(X4721)
 
Cameron (Calhoun Cty.)
11/15/1976
(pdf)
Majority vote requirement
(X8250)
 
Bishopville (Lee Cty.)
11/26/1976
(pdf)
Majority vote requirement; staggered terms
(X6536)
 
Sumter County
12/03/1976
(pdf)
Act No. 371 (1967) and (1976)--ordinance for Home Rule Act; at-large elections
(X7895)
Declaratory judgment denied in County Council of Sumter County v. United States, 596 F. Supp. 35 (D.D.C. 1984)
Calhoun Falls (Abbeville Cty.)
12/13/1976
(pdf)
Majority vote requirement
(X7677-7678)
 
Pageland (Chesterfield Cty.)
03/22/1977
(pdf)
Majority vote requirement
(X8005)
 
Hollywood (Charleston Cty.)
06/03/1977
(pdf)
Majority vote requirement
(A0587)
 
Charleston County
06/14/1977
(pdf)
Home Rule Act--form of government; at-large elections with residency requirement
(X7780)
Section 5 objection ruled untimely inWoods v. Hamilton, 473 F. Supp. 641 (D.S.C. 1979)
Bamberg County School District
08/31/1977
(pdf)
At-large elections
(A2189)
 
Chester County
10/28/1977
(pdf)
Act Nos. 823 (1966) and 826 (1966)--at-large elections and residency districts for county council and county school board
(A1878-1880)
 
Allendale County School District
11/25/1977
(pdf)
Act R329 (1977)--at-large elections
(A1244)
 
Colleton County
02/06/1978
(pdf)
Home Rule Act--council-supervisor form of government; at-large elections; majority vote requirement
(X7673-74)
 
Mullins (Marion Cty.)
06/30/1978
(pdf)
Majority vote requirement
(A2838)
 
Marion (Marion Cty.)
07/05/1978
(pdf)
Majority vote requirement (non-partisan elections)
(A4532)
 
Nichols (Marion Cty.)
09/19/1978
(pdf)
Majority vote requirement (non-partisan elections)
(A4566)
 
Lancaster (Lancaster Cty.)
09/19/1978
(pdf)
Majority vote requirement
(A5758)
 
St. George (Dorchester Cty.)
10/02/1978
(pdf)
Staggered terms
(A6462)
 
Rock Hill (York Cty.)
12/12/1978
(pdf)
Majority vote requirement (non-partisan elections)
(A7639)
 
Edgefield County
02/08/1979
(pdf)
Home Rule Act--form of government; at-large elections; residency requirement
(A7852)
 
Colleton County
09/04/1979
(pdf)
Act No. R82 (1979)--devolving authority to levy taxes for school purposes to the Colleton County Council from the Colleton County State Legislative delegation
(84-3302)
Withdrawn 8-28-84 following preclearance of change in method of electing county council
Chester County
09/26/1979
(pdf)
Act R293 (1979)--postponement of elections under single-member districts; extending terms under at-large system
(C6023)
 
State of South Carolina
11/18/1981
(pdf)
Act R249 (1981)--House reapportionment
(81-1955)
 
Columbia (Richland Cty.)
08/02/1982
(pdf)
Redistricting
(86-2628)
Withdrawn 12-17-82
Marion County
08/16/1982
(pdf)
Act No. R345 (1982)--redistricting of councilmanic districts
(81-1984)
Withdrawn 4-25-83
Hampton County School District
08/23/1982
(pdf)
Act No. R398 (1982)--referendum election; abolishes the county board of education and superintendent of education and changes the method of selecting the members of the boards of education for Districts 1 and 2 from appointive to elective
(82-2588)
Withdrawn 11-19-82
Williamsburg County
08/30/1982
(pdf)
Redistricting--county council and school board districts
(82-2680; 82-2679)
 
Lancaster (Lancaster Cty.)
12/27/1982
(pdf)
Ordinance No. 76-15--majority vote requirement in contested elections
(82-2599)
 
Richland County
01/12/1983
(pdf)
Number of members of the county council from eleven to seven
(82-2662)
 
Lancaster County School District
08/26/1983
(pdf)
Act No. 848 (R.700) (1976--staggered terms (board of trustees)
(93-2861)
 
State of South Carolina
03/20/1984
(pdf)
Act No. R321 (1984)--party primary election schedule for state senate
(84-3377)
 
Jefferson (Chesterfield Cty.)
03/26/1984
(pdf)
Ordinance No. 8 (1983)--councilmembers be elected to four year, staggered terms
(83-2815)
 
Barnwell (Barnwell Cty.)
03/26/1984
(pdf)
Act No. 960, R1117 (1966)--four-year, staggered terms (mayor and six aldermembers)
(83-2782)
 
Lancaster County School District
04/27/1984
(pdf)
Act No. R.282 (1994)--Staggered terms
(84-3398)
 
Elloree (Orangeburg Cty.)
06/11/1984
(pdf)
Staggered terms for councilmembers and majority vote requirement
(83-2885)
 
Edgefield County
06/11/1984
(pdf)
Implementation of the provisions of Act No. 1104 (1966) (3-member council elected at large from residency districts by plurality vote for two-year concurrent terms)
(84-3318)
 
State of South Carolina
08/10/1984
(pdf)
Schedule for implementing the reapportionment plan embodied in Senate Bill No. 1093
(84-3392)
 
Barnwell (Barnwell Cty.)
08/31/1984
(pdf)
Majority vote requirement
(84-3240)
 
Newberry County School District
09/10/1984
(pdf)
Implementation of the provisions of Act Nos. R1117 (1966) and R981 (1972) regarding method of selecting board members
(7X-0145; 83-2880)
 
State of South Carolina
09/11/1984
(pdf)
Act No. R522 (1984), which relates to the assistance to voters
(84-3386)
 
Hampton County School District Nos. 1 and 2
06/28/1985
(pdf)
Special election schedule and candidate qualification period
(85-3312; 85-3826)
 
Spartanburg (Spartanburg Cty.)
07/16/1985
(pdf)
Fifty-two annexations
(84-3504)
Withdrawn 10-6-87
Orangeburg County
09/03/1985
(pdf)
Reapportionment--county council district
(82-2622)
 
Sumter (Sumter Cty.)
10/21/1985
(pdf)
Forty-five annexations
(83-2952; 84-3510; 84-3511; 84-3512)
Withdrawn 10-17-86 upon change in method of election
Batesburg (Lexington and Saluda Ctys.)
02/24/1986
(pdf)
Majority vote requirement
(85-3334)
 
Sumter (Sumter Cty.)
04/10/1986
(pdf)
Increase from four to six councilmembers; method of election; districting plan and annexations
(86-4439; 86-4440; 86-4441)
Objection to annexationsWithdrawn 10-17-86 upon change in method of election
Summerville (Dorchester Cty.)
10/10/1986
(pdf)
Post-1980 annexations; staggered terms
(84-3316)
Withdrawn 10-17-88--upon change in method of election
Consolidated School District of Aiken County (Aiken and Saluda Ctys.)
10/14/1986
(pdf)
Implementation schedule for the election of school board members from nine single-member districts
(86-4090)
 
Dorchester County School District No. 4 (Dorchester Cty.)
12/01/1986
(pdf)
Act No. 536 (R632) (1986)--appointed interim executive committee for the consolidated district
(86-4218)
 
Bamberg County
12/29/1986
(pdf)
Special primary election
(R1027; R1374)
 
Edgefield County School District (Edgefield Cty.)
05/22/1987
(pdf)
Districting plan
(86-4224)
 
Rock Hill (York Cty.)
06/28/1988
(pdf)
Nineteen annexations
(87-3969)
Withdrawn 10-18-89 upon change in method of election
School District No. 4 (Dorchester Cty.)
07/18/1988
(pdf)
Act No. R296 (1987)--districting plan
(87-3809)
 
Richland County
09/23/1988
(pdf)
Provisions which require the resignation of full-time and part-time county employees running for office
(88-4728)
 
Lancaster (Lancaster Cty.)
06/13/1989
(pdf)
Election method changes: increase in size of council from seven to nine members with six elected from single-member districts and three, including the mayor, elected at large, by plurality vote and staggered terms (Ordinance No. 88-40)
(88-4655)
 
Beaufort County
07/18/1989
(pdf)
Method of staggering terms (county council)
(89-3281)
 
Bennettsville (Marlboro Cty.)
02/02/1990
(pdf)
Election schedule for implementing the change in method of electing the city council from at large to single-member districts
(90-4137)
 
Kershaw County
02/05/1990
(pdf)
Method of filling school board vacancies and the advisory referendum procedures
(90-4108)
 
Anderson County School District
04/23/1990
(pdf)
Act R193 (1989)--method of election (three single-member districts and two multi-member districts) and districting plan
(89-3259)
 
North Charleston (Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Ctys.)
05/03/1990
(pdf)
Districting plan
(90-4005)
 
Chester (Chester Cty.)
05/07/1990
(pdf)
Candidate filing fees
(89-3374)
 
York (York Cty.)
08/10/1990
(pdf)
Districting plan
(90-4221)
 
State of South Carolina
10/15/1990
(pdf)
Act No. 678--qualifications to serve as probate judge
(90-3896)
 
Rock Hill (York Cty.)
01/17/1992
(pdf)
1991 redistricting plan for city council districts
(91-2478)
 
Johnston (Edgefield Cty.)
06/05/1992
(pdf)
1992 redistricting plan
(92-1181)
 
Orangeburg County
07/21/1992
(pdf)
1992 redistricting plan
(92-0473)
 
Dorchester County
08/28/1992
(pdf)
1992 redistricting plan
(92-0373)
 
Norway (Orangeburg Cty.)
11/09/1992
(pdf)
Districting plan for the town council
(92-0156)
 
Marion County
01/05/1993
(pdf)
1992 redistricting plan
(92-2802)
 
Marion County School District (Marion Cty.)
01/05/1993
(pdf)
1992 redistricting plan
(92-2803)
 
Lee County School District (Lee Cty.)
02/08/1993
(pdf)
1992 redistricting plan
(92-4139)
 
Lee County
02/08/1993
(pdf)
1992 redistricting plan
(92-2259)
 
Batesburg-Leesville (Lexington and Saluda Ctys.)
06/01/1993
(pdf)
Majority vote requirement
(92-4640)
 
Johnston (Edgefield Cty.)
07/06/1993
(pdf)
Redistricting plan
(93-1658)
 
State of South Carolina
05/02/1994
(pdf)
1994 redistricting plan for the House of Representatives
(94-1394)
 
Lee County and Lee County School District
06/06/1994
(pdf)
Special election schedule (including the candidate qualifying period, the selection of an April 19, 1994, special primary election date; May 3, 1994, special run-off election date; and a June 7, 1994, special general election date)
(94-1009; 94-1722)
 
Florence and Williamsburg Counties
07/22/1994
(pdf)
Proposed county boundary change
(93-5026; 93-4959)
 
Hemingway (Williamsburg Cty.)
07/22/1994
(pdf)
Five residential annexations and a special annexation referendum
(93-4248)
 
Barnwell (Barnwell Cty.)
08/15/1994
(pdf)
Majority vote requirement for mayor
(94-0431)
Withdrawn 2-13-95
Georgetown County School District (Georgetown Cty.)
10/03/1994
(pdf)
Act R.376 (1994)--provides for the change from a partisan to a nonpartisan election system, including candidate qualifying procedures and filing fees, for the board of trustees
(94-2274)
 
North Charleston (Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Ctys.)
10/17/1994
(pdf)
Eight annexations
(93-4198; 94-3077)
Withdrawn 8-20-96
Spartanburg County School District (Spartanburg Cty.)
12/13/1994
(pdf)
Act R.631 (1994)--replaces the previously elected county board of education with the appointed Education Oversight Committee
(94-2743)
 
Bennettsville (Marlboro Cty.)
02/06/1995
(pdf)
1994 redistricting plan
(94-2216)
 
Spartanburg County School District (Spartanburg Cty.)
11/20/1995
(pdf)
Section 19.67 of the 1995-96 State Government Appropriations Act which defunded the school district
(95-1979)
 
Gaffney Board of Public Works (Cherokee Cty.)
03/05/1996
(pdf)
Readoption of the at-large method of election
(95-2790)
 
State of South Carolina
04/01/1997
(html | pdf)
1997 redistricting plan (Senate)
(97-0529)
 
Horry County
05/20/1998
(html | pdf)
1997 redistricting plan (county council)
(97-3787)
 
Charleston (Berkeley and Charleston Ctys.)
10/12/2001
(html | pdf)
2001 redistricting plan
(2001-1578)
 
Greer (Greenville and Spartanburg Ctys.)
11/02/2001
(html | pdf)
2001 redistricting plan
(2001-1777)
 
Sumter County
06/27/2002
(html | pdf)
2001 redistricting plan
(2001-3865)
 
Union County School District (Union Cty.)
09/03/2002
(html | pdf)
2002 redistricting plan
(2002-2379)
 
Clinton (Laurens Cty.)
12/09/2002
(html | pdf)
Annexations designation to Ward 1
(2002-1512; 2002-2706)
 
Cherokee County School District No. 1 (Cherokee Cty.)
06/16/2003
(html | pdf)
Reduction in the size of the school board
(2002-3457)
 
North (Orangeburg Cty.)
09/16/2003
(html | pdf)
Annexations
(2002-5306)
 
Charleston County School District
02/26/2004
(html | pdf)
Method of electing the board of trustees School Board members from nonpartisan to partisan elections
(2003-2066)
 
Richland-Lexington School District No. 5
06/25/2004
(html | pdf)
Act Number 326, (2002), Providing for a majority-vote requirement and numbered posts
(2002-3766)
 
Fairfield County School District
8/16/2010
(html | pdf)
Act Number R136, (4432)(2010), Number of officials; method of election
(2010-0970)
 
State of South Carolina
12/23/2011
(html | pdf)
Act Number R54 - Section 5, which requires presentation of a photographic identification to cast a ballot
(2011-2495)
Updated August 7, 2015

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