James Emerson Smith on Government Reform
Voted NO on requiring photo ID in order to vote
Excerpts fromH3003 legislative records:
- [When voting, a person must present photo ID and] a voting official shall compare the photograph contained on the ID and verify that the photograph is that of the person seeking to vote.
For voting purposes, determining a person's domicile includes: income tax returns; legal residence tax assessment; address on driver's license; or legal and financial documents.
- If the voter cannot produce the identification as required, he may
cast a provisional ballot that is counted only if the voter brings a valid photo identification before certification of the election.
- If a voter suffers from a reasonable impediment that prevents the elector from obtaining photograph identification,
he may complete an affidavit under the penalty of perjury at the polling place.
Status:Bill passed Senate, 26-16-0; passed House 71-36-17; signed by Governor, May 18, 2011. (Rep. James Emerson Smith voted NAY).
Source: South Carolina legislature voting records:H3003
, Jan 26, 2011
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