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Update on Early Voting in Horry County

Last week, Governor McMaster signed into law legislation passed by the General Assembly that establishes early voting in South Carolina. 

To help prepare for the upcoming June 14 Primaries, the State Election Commission wants voters to know all their options to vote:

Early Voting

In-person absentee voting has now been replaced with a two-week early voting period. Any voter can visit an early-voting location in their county and vote like they would at their polling place on Election Day.

  • Early-voting for June Primaries:
    • Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, June 10 (closed on Saturdays and Sundays).
    • 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Locations in Horry County:
      • Voters Registration and Elections Office
      • North Strand Recreation Center
      • South Strand Recreation Center
      • Carolina Forest Library
  • Early-voting for June Runoffs:
    • Wednesday, June 22 – Friday, June 24.
    • Same hours and locations as Primaries.
  • Bring your Photo ID (or voter registration card if you do not have a Photo ID).

Absentee (by-mail only)

Absentee voting allows qualified voters to cast a ballot by mail prior to Election Day. In-Person Absentee Voting is no longer authorized by law. 

Qualified voters include:

  • Voters with disabilities.
  • Voters sixty-five years of age or older.
  • Members of the Armed Forces and Merchant Marines of the United States, their spouses, and dependents residing with them.
  • Voters admitted to hospitals as emergency patients on the day of an election or within a four-day period before the election.
  • Voters who, for one of the following reasons, are unable to vote in person on any day of the early-voting period or on Election Day.
  • Employment obligations.
  • Attending sick or physically disabled persons. 
  • Confined to a jail or pretrial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial.
  • Absent from their county for any reason. 

To vote absentee:

  • Request an absentee application by phone, mail, or in person at the county voter registration office.
  • Complete, sign and return the application to your county voter registration office by mail or in person.
  • County offices will soon begin issuing new applications based on the new requirements.
  • The old application will continue to be accepted through May 31.
  • After May 31, only new applications meeting current requirements will be accepted.
  • The deadline to return a new application is June 3.
  • You will receive your absentee ballot in the mail.
  • Vote and return your ballot to your county voter registration office by mail or in person no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Be sure to sign the voter’s oath and have the return envelope witnessed. There are no changes to the witness requirement in effect for the June Primaries. Witness requirement changes in the law go into effect in July.
  • Photo ID will be required to return your ballot in person.
  • Ballots returned by mail should be mailed no later than one week prior to election day to help ensure timely delivery.

Polling Place on Election Day

For more information, visit scVOTES.gov or contact the Horry County Voter’s Registration & Elections office at (843) 915-5440.



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of May 16, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


Monday, May 16, 2022, 11 a.m.

Horry County Delegation Meeting

Click here for the agenda.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation Commission Awards Ceremony

There is no agenda, but program details can be found here.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 4 p.m.

County Council Budget Workshop

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 6 p.m.

County Council 

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 3 p.m.

Stormwater Advisory Board

Click here for the agenda.


Thursday, May 19, 2022, 3 p.m.

Board of Fee Appeals

Click here for the agenda.


The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).


Eddie Dyer Road Dedication Ceremony

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Join Horry County Councilmember Bill Howard and other local officials on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 10 a.m. to dedicate Frontage Road B-2 in honor of Edgar L. "Eddie" Dyer, retired Vice President of Coastal Carolina University and RIDE III Commission Chairman. 

Mr. Dyer, working together with Councilman Howard, was instrumental in getting this roadway repaved. 

The ceremony will take place at the Hulk Bike and Run Park located at 150 Frontage Road B-2.

Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic.

Find more about Horry County meetings and events on our website.



Lake Arrowhead Solid Waste and Recycling Center Reopens with Expanded Service

Horry County Councilmembers Harold Worley and Bill Howard are pleased to announce the reopening of the Lake Arrowhead Solid Waste and Recycling Center with expanded hours and services. These Councilmembers led the initiative to restore the center, working together with staff members from Horry County and the Solid Waste Authority to implement the project.

Following a several years-long closure, the center will begin to accept waste and recyclables on Friday, May 13, 2022 and will officially reopen on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. The Center will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Horry County Councilmember Bill Howard said, “As our County continues to grow, we have to expand and improve the services we offer to our residents. I’m proud of the work we have done to restore this center and to ensure that the residents in this area have convenient access to solid waste and recycling facilities.” 

Councilmember Harold Worley said, “This was a team effort and I want to thank the staff from Horry County Government and the Solid Waste Authority for their work on this project.”  

The center is located next door to the Lake Arrowhead Fire Station and will initially offer:

  • Household garbage disposal 
  • Recycling of the following: 
  • Aluminum cans, foil and pans 
  • Steel cans
  • Cardboard and paperboard (such as cereal boxes)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Newspaper, magazines, catalogs and unwanted mail
  • Plastic bottles, jars and jugs
  • Clothing and shoes 

Residents needing to dispose of the following items would need to visit one of the other 24 Recycling Convenience Centers:

  • Bulk Waste disposal (furniture, mattresses, etc.) 
  • Yard Waste
  • Scrap Metal
  • Batteries 
  • Cooking Oil 
  • Household electronics 
  • Scrap metal 
  • Tires 
  • Used Motor Oil 

For more information, please contact the Solid Waste Authority at (843) 347-1651 or visit their website at solidwasteauthority.org



Upcoming Meetings & Updates for the Week of May 9, 2022

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, May 9, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 9 a.m.

Infrastructure & Regulation Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 2 p.m.

Public Safety Committee

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 4 p.m.

Impact Fee Workshop 

Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 4 p.m.

Board of Assessment Appeals 

Click here for the agenda.

The meetings of County Council, Council Committees, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Commission are also broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Grand Opening Ceremony: Carolina Forest Boulevard Widening & Multi-Use Path

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Join Horry County officials on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 1 p.m. to celebrate the completion of the Carolina Forest Boulevard widening project. 

The ceremony will take place at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center located at 2254 Carolina Forest Boulevard. 

The road and multi-use path opened to the public in February of 2022. 

Horry County Home Consortium Competitive Application for Homeowner Projects & Tenant Based Rental Assistance is Now Open

The Horry County HOME Consortium is seeking applications under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) for homeowner projects and tenant based rental assistance projects. This application process will focus on homeowner construction projects as well as Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA).  

HOME funds may be used to develop affordable homeownership housing through the acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of affordable housing. Activities may include real property acquisition, site improvements, new construction, rehabilitation, reconstruction, conversion, and other expenses including financing costs and temporary relocation expenses of any households, businesses, or organizations.

The TBRA program provides for payments to make up the difference between what a household can afford to pay for housing and the local rent standard. TBRA funds may be used to provide rental assistance to help pay the cost of monthly rent and utility costs, and to pay security deposit assistance to tenants regardless of whether rental and utility subsidies are being provided. Utility deposit assistance may be provided only in conjunction with rental assistance subsidy or security deposit assistance, and cannot be a stand-alone TBRA activity.

The deadline for applications May 31, 2022 at 5 PM.

Additionally, applications for CHDO certification and CHDO operating assistance are available for qualifying organizations with a CHDO-eligible project submission. Applications and reference documentation are also available at: https://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/CDBG. A virtual workshop will be held May 12, 2022 at 10 a.m. for organizations interested in submitting an application.

A link to the virtual session will be posted on the Community Development website, https://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/CDBG, prior to the workshop.

For more information on HOME Program eligibility and requirements, please visit the Community Development Webpage or visit the HUD Exchange.  

Upcoming Community Meeting: Bucksville & Toddville Communities

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Upcoming Community Meeting on Monday, May 9 at 6 p.m. at James Frazier Community Center located at 1370 Bucksport Road.

Hosted by County Councilmember Orton Bellamy, this upcoming community meeting will cover topics like smart growth and development, rural community zoning, heritage corridor study and other topics relevant to the Bucksville and Toddville communities.

Members of the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department will be presenting information and answering questions from members of the community.

For more information, contact Councilmember Bellamy at 843-222-7771. 

Horry County is Hiring: New Jobs Posted

Horry County is hiring and new jobs are regularly posted to our website

Field Investigator (Auditor) 

Monitors and investigates improperly licensed and/or unregistered motor vehicles in the possession of state residents, and serves various other administrative support functions for the Auditor Department.

Part-time IT/GIS Help

We are seeking a self-motivated skilled person to be part of the Help Desk support component of the Network Infrastructure Team. This person will answer and resolve helpdesk calls from local and remote users and offices when needed. They will use personal knowledge, help desk software and a knowledgebase to support county employees in areas of networking, telephone, PC hardware/software and application issues.

Click below to review all of our current openings including positions in Police, Procurement, Fire Rescue, IT/GIS, Public Works, Airports, and more. 

Learn More & Apply
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Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates

Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.

Upcoming Lane Closures: Postal Way Extension

Weather permitting, intermittent evening and overnight lane closures are expected to begin on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the intersection of Postal Way and Carolina Forest Boulevard near the United States Post Office.

These closures will continue through the remainder of the Postal Way Extension road construction project. The project is a part of the RIDE III Program US Highway 501 Corridor Improvements. The project includes the extension of Postal Way east to Waccamaw Pines Drive with the installation of required intersection improvements and sidewalks.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIDE III program. For status updates on all of our current RIDE III projects, check out the online dashboard.

Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road

A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic.



Horry County Home Consortium Competitive Application for Homeowner Projects & Tenant Based Rental Assistance is Now Open

The Horry County HOME Consortium is seeking applications under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) for homeowner projects and tenant based rental assistance projects. This application process will focus on homeowner construction projects as well as Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA).  

HOME funds may be used to develop affordable homeownership housing through the acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of affordable housing. Activities may include real property acquisition, site improvements, new construction, rehabilitation, reconstruction, conversion, and other expenses including financing costs and temporary relocation expenses of any households, businesses, or organizations.

The TBRA program provides for payments to make up the difference between what a household can afford to pay for housing and the local rent standard. TBRA funds may be used to provide rental assistance to help pay the cost of monthly rent and utility costs, and to pay security deposit assistance to tenants regardless of whether rental and utility subsidies are being provided. Utility deposit assistance may be provided only in conjunction with rental assistance subsidy or security deposit assistance, and cannot be a stand-alone TBRA activity.

The deadline for applications May 31, 2022 at 5 PM.

Additionally, applications for CHDO certification and CHDO operating assistance are available for qualifying organizations with a CHDO-eligible project submission. Applications and reference documentation are also available at: https://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/CDBG. A virtual workshop will be held May 12, 2022 at 10 a.m. for organizations interested in submitting an application.

A link to the virtual session will be posted on the Community Development website, https://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/CDBG, prior to the workshop.

For more information on HOME Program eligibility and requirements, please visit the Community Development Webpage or visit the HUD Exchange



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