SC House OKs bill empowering State Election Commission over county election offices

Frustrated by South Carolina counties enacting varying election-related procedures last year, the South Carolina House sent a measure to the Senate on Wednesday firming up the State Election Commission’s oversight and power over how those counties conduct elections and internal matters. The House voted 84-36, mostly along party lines, to pass House Speaker Jay Lucas’ proposal giving the state’s elections director broader power and supervision to ensure that county boards are complying with federal and state election laws, Lucas and other Republicans said. Maayan Schechter, The State.

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