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South Carolina: Internet access to campaign reports approved, but when will voters see them?

AP reports: South Carolina voters probably won't have Internet access to information on how money influences the governor's race next year.

The Legislature last month approved $318,000 to implement an electronic campaign finance reporting system at the urging of Gov. Mark Sanford.

But the electronic campaign finance reporting the Legislature approved likely won't be operating in time for the 2006 elections, said Herb Hayden, the State Ethics Commission's executive director.

"It's just going to take too much time," Hayden said.

Hayden says it will take at least six months to put the work out for bid. And implementing it will take an unknown amount of time. -- AP Wire | 06/08/2005 | Electronic campaign finance reports nixed in governor's race