Summerville, S.C. - In Summerville, South Carolina, a recent online poll was conducted to gauge residents' opinions on former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's recent proposal for mandatory mental competency tests for elected officials over 75 years old.
The poll received a total of 143 votes, with an overwhelming majority of 129 votes in favor of the proposal and only 14 votes against it. This translates to a support rate of 91%, while the opposition rate was only 9%.
The proposal, which has gained national attention, suggests that all elected officials over the age of 75 should undergo regular mental competency testing to ensure that they are fit to hold office. Supporters of the proposal argue that it is necessary to ensure that elected officials are capable of fulfilling their duties and making sound decisions.
Some opponents, however, argue that the proposal is ageist and discriminatory, and that mental competency should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis regardless of age.
The results of the poll in Summerville suggest that the proposal has strong support among residents, with a clear majority in favor of the idea. However, it remains to be seen whether this proposal will gain traction at the state level and ultimately become law.