SC Senate debating early voting bill - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

SC Senate debating early voting bill

Posted: Updated:

By SEANNA ADCOX
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Senate is debating whether to allow early voting in South Carolina.

The Senate began debating Thursday a measure allowing voters to cast ballots beginning 10 days before the election up through the Saturday before Election Day. There would be no Sunday voting.

South Carolina allows people to vote absentee in person up to a month before an election if they give an excuse why they cannot go to the polls Election Day. That includes being at work or on vacation.

The debate has been sidetracked by amendments that were ruled improper. One would have required people to include their birthplace on voter registration forms.

Travelers Rest Sen. Tom Corbin says he wants to ensure non-citizens cannot vote. But even his fellow Republicans said his amendment would not accomplish that.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.