This below resolution was passed at the Charleston county convention, and will now go to the resolutions committee. If the resolutions committee passes it, the resolution will be up for a vote at the state convention. However, before the resolutions committee votes, they want to know your opinion. Please use the comments section below to give us your opinion, and please use your real name. Thank you!
Whereas the Charleston County Republican Party joins the SC GOP State Executive Committee on its Resolution, passed last year, that holds the security and counting of every voting citizen’s ballot as essential to the equal protection of every citizen and as a sacred privilege deserving protection under the laws of SC; and
Whereas the Charleston County Republican Party joins the SC GOP State Executive Committee in its commitment to having a voting system that ensures that only legally qualified ballots are cast in order to protect the rights of all voters, and
Whereas, the SC House of Representatives passed a Voter ID Bill in the 2010 Legislative Session and again passed a bill on January 26th of 2011, H. 3003 “SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTION REFORM ACT”; and
Whereas, the SC Senate also passed a Voter ID Bill in the 2010 Legislative Session and again passed a bill on February 25th, 2011, S. 0001, “SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTION REFORM ACT”; and
Whereas, the two Bills are currently in Conference Committee to resolve differences;
Therefore, be it resolved that the Charleston County Republican Party, at its County Convention held on March 15, 2010, calls upon the SC House of Representatives and the SC Senate to move this bill out of conference committee onto their respective floors for a vote in order to ensure the Governor can sign it before the end of this legislative session and provide protection of the voting process against illegally qualified voters by the election of 2012;
Therefore, be it further resolved that the Charleston County Republican Party encourages the SC Senate to adopt the majority of the Bill passed by the House with respect to the type of Voter ID that is acceptable to prove the voter’s eligibility which is in line with the Bills passed in other States, including GA, and declared Constitutional by the Supreme Court