S.C. lawmakers hold a brief hearing on expansion of voting options
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A bill in South Carolina that would greatly expand voting through no-excuse absentee ballots and eliminating witnesses for votes cast by mail got a hearing in the Republican dominated Legislature.
But the subcommittee hearing was less than an hour long, forced to end without a vote because the House was going into session.
Not all the supporters of the proposal got a chance to speak.
The 10 people who did speak supported the bill.
It would allow people to register to vote and cast an in-person absentee ballot the same day and would allow college IDs with photos to be used as identification at the polls.