Today we are focusing on a bill which would prevent people from dropping off other voters' absentee or mail ballots at the county election office.
Although not as egregious as attempts to do away with same-day voter registration (HB 30) or limit the forms of identification people can use to vote (HB 108), House Bill 200 could prevent some people from voting.
As it stands now, anyone is able to be of service to a voter and drop-off his or her ballot at the election office. This bill seeks to prohibit that except in cases where the voter has a disability.
While we wouldn't turn our ballots over to just anyone, we don't think we should have to give up the right to have a spouse, friend or colleague drop our ballot off at the county election office.
Life can be busy. Let's not make voting harder.
Our schedule for the day:
House State Administration Committee 8 a.m. Room 455
- HB 200 Revise election laws
Joint Appropriations Committee 8 a.m., Room 317
- Department of Corrections (Agency Wrap-up, Public Testimony) 10 a.m. Joint Meeting with the Long-Range Planning Subcommittee
Senate Judiciary Committee 9 a.m., Room 303
- SB 152 Constitutional amendment to revise qualifications for SC Justices
- SB 160 Creating crime of child endangerment
Hearings and floor sessions can be accessed online.