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Elections – Civil Practice – Preliminary Injunction – SEI Filings – Voting Rights Act – Preclearance — Constitutional (access required)

Smith v. South Carolina State Election CommissionBefore the S.C. Supreme Court issued recent decisions that require candidates to file paper statements of economic interest (SEIs) at the same time that they file their statements of intention of candidacy, candidates had been following the advice of the S.C. Election Commission and the S.C. Ethics Commission and filing their SEIs only electronically.

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Elections – Voter ID Law – Voting Rights Act – Preclearance – 2013 Elections (access required)

South Carolina v. United States As authoritatively interpreted by S.C. officials – allowing voters without a photo ID to vote if they sign an affidavit giving any true explanation of what stopped them from obtaining a photo ID -- Act R54 is precleared under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act for elections beginning in 2013.

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