SOUTH CAROLINA STATE PLAN PROJECT STATUS
 

Election Assistance Commission

voting system RFP Project Status
 

Background:
On October 29, 2002, the US Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002, Public Law 107-252. The Act provides payments to states for election administration improvements, training and replacement of punch card and lever voting machines. Under the provisions of the Act, the State of South Carolina (SC) will receive funds to make improvements to election administration in SC. The HAVA requires that the election administration improvements South Carolina intends to make be specified in their HAVA State Plan.

Status as of September 1, 2006:
The HAVA State Plan Advisory Committee met to discuss necessary changes to the Plan and to revise the Plan to reflcet accomplishments for the previous year. The 2006 HAVA State Plan has been revised, approved by the Governor, and delivered to the Federal Election Assistance Commission.

Status as of April 1, 2006:
HAVA Implementation Project status updates can be found at http://www.state.sc.us/scsec/hava.htm.

Status as of August 25, 2005:
The HAVA State Plan Advisory Committee met to discuss necessary changes to the Plan and to revise the Plan to reflcet accomplishments for the previous year. Material changes to the South Carolina HAVA State Plan have been posted to the Federal Register at
http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20051800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/pdf/05-16634.pdf

Status as of April 22, 2005:
The SEC staff has modified the HAVA State Plan Implementation Status Report to reflect the updated goals and objectives of the 2004 HAVA State Plan. HAVA Implementation Project status updates can be found at http://www.state.sc.us/scsec/hava.htm.

Status as of February 28, 2005:
Work has begun to revise the 2004 HAVA State plan. The State Plan Advisory Team will meet in April to discuss necessary changes to the Plan and revise the Plan to reflect accomplishments from the previous year.

Status as of October 1, 2004
The South Carolina HAVA State Plan was published in the Federal Register on September 30, 2004. SEC staff are actively modifying the HAVA State Plan Implementation Status Report to reflect changes made to the 2003 HAVA State Plan Implementation Status Report.

Status as of August 16, 2004
The 30 day comment period for public review of the preliminary SC HAVA State Plan ended on August 12, 2004. All comments were reviewed and the State Plan updated as necessary. The SC HAVA State Plan has been forwarded to the Governor for his approval and signature. Once the Governor's approval has been received; the SC HAVA State Plan will be submitted to the Federal Election Commission for review and inclusion in the Congressional Register.

Status as of July 13, 2004
The preliminary 2004 SC HAVA State Plan, created based on input from the HAVA State Plan Advisory Team, was completed and released for public comment on July 12, 2004. The SC HAVA State Plan was posted on that date to the South Carolina State Election Commission web site for a 30 day comment period. The comment period ends on August 12th. All comments will be reviewed and the State Plan will be updated as necessary. The Plan will then be submitted to the Federal Election Commission for review and inclusion in the Congressional Register.

Status as of June 18, 2004
The HAVA State Plan Advisory Team met on April 29, 2004 at the State Election Commission for county election officials to present their comments on revisions to the State Plan. The changes have been incorporated into the updated State Plan and will be posted for public comment in the near future. The latest HAVA State Plan Implementation Project Status report was posted on June 16, 2004.

Status as of April 23, 2004
The HAVA State Plan Advisory Team met on April 2, 2004 and April 9, 2004 to discuss progress and revisions of the 2004 State Plan. A meeting is scheduled for April 29, 2004 at the State Election Commission for county election officials to present their comments on revisions to the State Plan.

Status as of March 19, 2004:
Status of the SEC project plan to implement the 2003-04 goals of the South Carolina HAVA State Plan has been posted (http://www.state.sc.us/scsec/Hava_Implementation_Status_Report-040318.htm)

As required by HAVA, South Carolina has begun the process of reviewing the previous year HAVA State Plan. Co-chairs and members of the advisory team to perform this task will meet on April 2, 2004.

Status as of January 16, 2004:
The first monthly posting of the status of the SEC project plan to implement the 2003-04 goals of the South Carolina HAVA State Plan will be posted on January 30, 2004.

Status as of December 12, 2003:
The SEC has completed development of the project plan to implement the 2003-04 goals of the South Carolina HAVA State Plan. Project plan goals and status will be posted monthly on the SEC website beginning in January, 2004.

Status as of October 14, 2003:
SEC staff are actively developing a project plan to implement the goals of the HAVA South Carolina State Plan. Once the project plan in finalized, a list of these goals will be posted on this website.

Status as of September 19, 2003:
Approval of the Governor for the SC HAVA State Plan has been received. The SC HAVA State Plan has been submitted to the Federal Election Commission for review and inclusion in the Federal Register. Development of an Implementation Plan by the South Carolina State Election Commission to accomplish the 2003 goals as outlined in the SC HAVA State Plan is in progress and will be completed in early fall 2003.

Status as of August 25, 2003:
The 30 day comment period for public review of the preliminary SC HAVA State Plan ended on July 25th. All comments were reviewed and the State Plan updated as necessary. The SC HAVA State Plan has been forwarded to the Governor for his approval and signature. Once the Governor's approval has been received; the SC HAVA State Plan will be submitted to the Federal Election Commission for review and inclusion in the Congressional Register. Development of an Implementation Plan by the South Carolina State Election Commission to accomplish the 2003 goals as outlined in the SC HAVA State Plan has been delayed slightly but will be completed in late-summer 2003.

Status as of July 25, 2003:
The preliminary SC HAVA State Plan, created based on input from a task force, was completed and released for public comment on June 25, 2003. The SC HAVA State Plan was posted on that date to the South Carolina State Election Commission web site for a 30 day comment period. The comment period ends on July 25th. All comments will be reviewed and the State Plan will be updated as necessary and the State Plan will be submitted to the Federal Election Commission for review and inclusion in the Congressional Register. The South Carolina State Election Commission is also developing an Implementation Plan in order to accomplish the 2003 goals as outlined in the SC HAVA State Plan. This plan will be completed in mid- to late-summer 2003.

Status as of June 25, 2003:
The preliminary SC HAVA State Plan, created based on input from a task force, is nearly complete. The SC HAVA task force is made up of representatives from the Governor’s Office, the Senate, the House of Representatives, State Election Commission, county Boards of Voter Registration and Election Commissions, Democratic and Republican parties, Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, League of Women Voters, NAACP, Protection and Advocacy for the Handicapped and other interested groups. The SC HAVA State Plan is a high-level, multi-year plan outlining South Carolina’s goals to improve election administration. The SC HAVA State Plan has been posted to the South Carolina State Election Commission web site for a 30 day comment period. Once this comment period has ended and all comments have been reviewed, the State Plan will be submitted to the Federal Election Commission for review and inclusion in the Congressional Register.

The South Carolina State Election Commission is also developing an Implementation Plan in order to accomplish the 2003 goals as outlined in the SC HAVA State Plan. This plan will be complete in mid-summer 2003.