SC measures' approval isn't solidified after November vote
By Al Ortiz
COLUMBIA, South Carolina: November 2 is the big election day, and South Carolina voters have four statewide ballot measures to decide on when they flock to the polls. However, the four measures that are set for the ballot have one more obstacle to overcome, if they are approved by voters.
The process that a constitutional amendment must undergo to alter the state constitution in South Carolina is as follows:
Section 1 of Article XVI of the South Carolina Constitution says that a legislatively-referred amendment can go on the ballot if approved by a 2/3rds vote of each house of the South Carolina State Legislature. However, if the state's voters approve the amendment, it must then go back to the legislature for a second affirmative vote.
Since all four measures are legislatively-referred constitutional amendments, this unique state law will apply to whichever proposal, or proposals, are approved on election day.
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