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General Election Scheduled for November 8

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind citizens that the General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8.

The last day to vote absentee in the Horry County Registration and Elections Office is Monday, November 7, and the office will also open on Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for absentee voting as well. The Horry County Registration and Elections Office is located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway. (Absentee voting requirements are below.) Keep in mind that there is no EARLY voting in South Carolina.

Voters are encourage to review their voter registration information to confirm any changes prior to the upcoming General Election by going to www.scvotes.org under the “Voters” tab on the left.  Also, voters unsure of their voting location should contact their county voter registration office at (843) 915-5440 or log onto the State Election Commission website at www.scvotes.org.

Voters can now go on www.scvotes.org and pull up their own personal sample ballots.

1) Visit scvotes.org and click on "Get My Sample Ballot" in the My scVOTES section on the   right side of the page.

  2) Enter your county, name, and date of birth to access your voter

     registration record.

  3) Click "View Sample Ballot."

The direct link can be located at https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx?PageMode=VoterInfo

Polls will open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and registered voters waiting in line at 7 p.m. will still be allowed to vote. Registered voters will be required to show any one of five forms of identification in order to vote. Voters must show a voter’s registration card with a picture, driver’s license, a picture ID issued from the Department of Motor Vehicles, any military ID or passport. All forms of identification must be current.

Curbside voting is also available for any voter, because of a physical handicap or aged 65 or older who cannot enter the polling place may vote outside of the polling place in their car.

Unofficial results from the election will be posted on Horry County’s website at www.horrycounty.org immediately after the results are tallied. The results will be on the county’s homepage and will be updated every five minutes. In order to receive the latest information, users will need to hit their “Refresh” or “Reload” button. The polls will close at 7 p.m. and the results will then be tallied. Also, Horry County will open the Horry County Government & Justice Center multi-purpose rooms the evening of November 8, 2016, for public viewing of the results as they come in throughout the evening. Keep in mind that the polls close at 7 p.m.

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Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:

Persons who will be on vacation outside their county of residence on Election Day
Members of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine, and their spouses and dependents residing with them
Persons who, for reasons of employment, will not be able to vote on Election Day
Physically disabled persons
Persons sixty-five (65) years of age or older
Persons serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day
Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on day of election or within a four-day period before the election
Persons with a death or funeral in the family within three days before the election
Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
Persons attending to sick or physically disabled persons
Certified poll watchers, poll managers, and county election officials working on Election Day

Procedures for voting by absentee ballot:

Qualified voters may vote absentee in person or by mail.

In Person - Visit your county voter registration office and cast your ballot.  You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2016. (Horry County Registrations and Elections Office is located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.)

By Mail – If you requested an absentee ballot to be mailed to your home, you can either return it by mail, or return your absentee ballot to your county voter registration office by 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election. 

 

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South Carolina Election Commission Urges Voters to Prepare for November 8th General Election

Contact: Chris Whitmire, (803) 734-9070 or email.


SEC Urges Voters to Prepare for November 8 General Election

Governor Nikki Haley declares September 2016 as Voter Education Month

Columbia, South Carolina (September 21, 2016) – State and local voter registration and elections officials are using the month of September to encourage voters to prepare for the November 8 General Election.

"During the month of September, election officials across the State of South Carolina are focused on encouraging voters to register to vote or update their addresses, educating voters on what they need to bring with them to the polls, and helping voters learn more about what offices and candidates will be on their ballot before they get to the voting booth," Andino said.

"There are approximately 3 million registered voters in South Carolina, however, there are an additional 700,000 citizens who are eligible but not registered," Andino said.  Voters have until October 8 to register so they can vote in the November 8 General Election.  Any eligible citizen with a driver's license or DMV ID card can register to vote online at scvotes.org.  Voters can also download a voter registration by mail application or register to vote at their county elections office, or at a number of state and local government agencies.

“We want voters to be ready to vote,” Andino said.  “Updating your address, knowing where to vote, having the right ID, and reviewing your sample ballot are all keys to having a smooth election day process.”  Historically, voter turnout in presidential elections has been as high as 76%.  This will likely to result in lines at polling places.  Andino continued, “Election officials need to be ready to handle high turnout, but voters can also help by doing their part.

Here are some simple steps voters can take to get ready to vote in the General Election:

  • Register to Vote – Online voter registration is available at scVOTES.org
  • Check your registration at scVOTES.org – Make sure your registration is active and your address is up to date.  
  • Update your address – You can update your address using online voter registration. 
  • Review your sample ballot – Review your sample ballot at scVOTES.org so you are ready to vote once you get to the booth 
  • Make sure you bring proper ID

Here's what voters need to know about Photo ID: 

  • If you are registered to vote and already have a driver's license, a DMV ID, a passport, or a federal military ID, you are ready to vote.  Be sure to bring your Photo ID with you to the polls.  
  • If you don't have one of those photo IDs, you can help streamline your voting process by getting one before election day.  You can get a free Photo ID from your county elections office or any DMV location. 
  • If you can't get a Photo ID before election day, be sure to bring your non-photo voter registration card with you to the polls.  This will allow you to sign an affidavit stating you had an impediment to obtaining a Photo ID.  You can then vote a provisional ballot that will count, unless your affidavit is proven to be false.

For more information on Voter Education Month activities and other issues related to voter registration and elections, visit www.scvotes.org or your county registration and elections office.



Last Day to Register to Vote in the General Election is October 8

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind citizens that the last day to register to vote for the November 8 General Election is Saturday, October 8. The Horry County Registration & Elections Office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon on October 8. If mailing a registration application, it MUST be post marked by Saturday, October 8, to be eligible to vote in November. Applications turned in or post marked after October 8, will not be eligible to vote this year.

The last day to vote absentee in the Horry County Registration and Elections Office is Monday, November 7th; however ballots will not be available until the first of October. The Horry County Registration and Elections Office is located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway. (Absentee voting requirements are below.) Also, absentee ballots will be mailed the first of October. Keep in mind that there is no EARLY voting in South Carolina.

Voters are encourage to review their voter registration information to confirm any changes prior to the upcoming General Election by going to www.scvotes.org under the “Voters” tab on the left.  Also, voters unsure of their voting location should contact their county voter registration office at (843) 915-5440 or log onto the State Election Commission website at www.scvotes.org.

Voters can now go on www.scvotes.org and pull up their own personal sample ballots.

  1. Visit scvotes.org and click on "Get My Sample Ballot" in the My scVOTES section on the right side of the page.
  2. Enter your county, name, and date of birth to access your voter registration record.
  3. Click "View Sample Ballot."

The direct link can be located HERE.

Polls will open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and registered voters waiting in line at 7 p.m. will still be allowed to vote. Registered voters will be required to show any one of five forms of identification in order to vote. Voters must show a voter’s registration card with a picture, driver’s license, a picture ID issued from the Department of Motor Vehicles, any military ID or passport. All forms of identification must be current.

Curbside voting is also available for any voter, because of a physical handicap or aged 65 or older who cannot enter the polling place may vote outside of the polling place in their car.

Unofficial results from the election will be posted on Horry County’s website at www.horrycounty.org immediately after the results are tallied. The results will be on the county’s homepage and will be updated every five minutes. In order to receive the latest information, users will need to hit their “Refresh” or “Reload” button. The polls will close at 7 p.m. and the results will then be tallied. Also, Horry County will be opening the Horry County Government & Justice Center multi-purpose rooms the evening of November 8, 2016, for public viewing of the results as they come in throughout the evening. Keep in mind that the polls close at 7 p.m.

Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:

  • Persons who will be on vacation outside their county of residence on Election Day
  • Members of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine, and their spouses and dependents residing with them
  • Persons who, for reasons of employment, will not be able to vote on Election Day
  • Physically disabled persons
  • Persons sixty-five (65) years of age or older
  • Persons serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day
  • Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on day of election or within a four-day period before the election
  • Persons with a death or funeral in the family within three days before the election
  • Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
  • Persons attending to sick or physically disabled persons
  • Certified poll watchers, poll managers, and county election officials working on Election Day

Procedures for voting by absentee ballot:

Qualified voters may vote absentee in person or by mail.

In Person - Visit your county voter registration office , complete an application, and cast your ballot.  You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2016. (Horry County Registrations and Elections Office is located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.)

By Mail - Step 1: Contact your county voter registration office to request an absentee ballot application.  You may make the request in person or by phone, mail, email, or fax. (Horry County Registration and Elections Office (843) 915-5440, fax (843) 915-6440.

Online – Step 1: Voters can also request an absentee ballot application online. Once your print and fill out the application, you can submit it by mail, fax (843) 915-6440, or email it to martins@horrycounty.org. Then skip to Step 4.

Step 2:  You will be mailed an application.

Step 3:  Return the completed application to your county voter registration office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016.  You may return the application in person or by mail, email, or fax. 

Step 4:  You will be mailed an absentee ballot.

Step 5:  Vote the ballot following ballot instructions and return it to your county voter registration office by 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election.  You may return the ballot in person or by mail. 



Horry County Registration & Election to Open on Saturday, February 13

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Registration and Elections will be open Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to allow for absentee voting.  The date for the Republican Presidential Preference Primary Election is Saturday, February 20, and the Democrat Presidential Preference Primary Election is Saturday, February 27.  To view the list of candidates for these elections, please visit www.scvotes.org.

Voters may participate in only ONE presidential primary.  The last day to vote absentee for the Republican Presidential Preference Primary Election is February 19, 2016, and the last day to vote absentee for the Democrat Presidential Preference Primary Election is February, 26, 2016.

The polling place locations for some precincts may be combined with others for the primaries as allowed by law.  Polls will open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and registered voters waiting in line at 7 p.m. will still be allowed to vote. The primaries will be held under the rules for providing Photo ID at the polling place. Voters will be asked to provide one of the following Photo IDs at their polling place:

  • SC Driver’s License
  • ID Card issued by SC Department of Motor Vehicles
  • SC Voter Registration Card with photo
  • Federal Military ID
  • US Passport

Curbside voting is also available for any voter, because of a physical handicap or aged 65 or older who cannot enter the polling place may vote outside of the polling place in their car.

Voters are encouraged to check their voter registration information prior to Election Day. If your voter registration information has changed (name, address, etc.), and you still live within Horry County, go to www.scvotes.org or call Horry County Registration & Election at 843-915-5440 and update your information no later than 12 February 2016.

Unofficial results from Horry County and for all counties in South Carolina, will be posted on www.scvotes.org.  The polls will close at 7 p.m. and the results will then be tallied.

For more information on the Presidential Preference Primaries, please call Horry County Registration & Elections at (843) 915-5440.



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