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Horry County Board of Registration & Elections to Conduct Scanner Test

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Registration and Elections will conduct a routine test of the 650 Scanner used to count absentee ballots on Election Day, June 14, 2016.  The test will be held Friday, June 10, 2016, at 9 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.

For more information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at 843-915-5440.



Horry County Registration & Elections Extended Office Hours for Absentee Voting

Conway, South Carolina-The Horry County Registration & Elections Office, located in the Horry County Voters Registration/Election & CDBG Complex, 1515 4th Avenue, Conway will be open Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. for absentee voting.

Voters are reminded that June 10, 2016, is the deadline to return absentee by mail applications for the Primary and June 13, 2016, is the deadline to vote absentee in person for the Primary.  Voters also should review their registration information to confirm any changes by visiting www.scvotes.org.  The website also has helpful information such as a sample ballot, precinct information and more. 

For more information on voting in Horry County, contact the Horry County Registration & Elections Office at 843-915-5440.



Notice of Special Election for Horry County Council District 7

Conway, South Carolina – Below is the Special Election schedule for Horry County Council District 7.

5/17/2016      Special Primary Election

5/19/2016      10:00 a.m. certification       (Elections Office)

5/31/2016      Runoff Election (if necessary)

6/2/2016        10:00 a.m. certification       (Elections Office)

7/5/2016        General Election

7/8/2016        10:00 a.m. certification       (Elections Office)

The following precincts are eligible to vote for Horry County Council District 7:

  • Adrian - split
  • East Conway
  • Four Mile - split
  • Homewood - split
  • Inland
  • Jamestown
  • Maple - split
  • North Conway #1
  • North Conway #2
  • Pawley Swamp - split
  • Port Harrelson
  • Racepath #1
  • Racepath #2
  • Red Hill #1
  • Salem - split
  • Toddville
  • West Conway
  • Wild Wing – split

The Horry County Government & Justice Center will NOT open its multi-purpose rooms for public viewing of election results. 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. Keep in mind that the polls close at 7 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Horry County Registration & Elections Office at (843) 915-5440.



2016 Primary Election Information

  • Polls open Tuesday, June 14, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • There are 11 different Republican style ballots and three different Democrat style ballots depending on where you live you in the county.
  • 193,043 current active voters in Horry County
  • 122 voting precincts in Horry County. 107 of the 122 voting precincts will NOT have a Democratic Primary due to no opposition in the party for some of the races. The following precincts WILL have a Democratic Primary:
    • Senate 30 – Aynor, Cool Springs, Galivants Ferry, Methodist/Mill Swamp, and Poplar Hill.
    • House 57 – Bayboro/Gurley, Hickory Hill, Joyner Swamp, Mt. Olive, Pleasant View, and Taylorsville.
    • House 103 – Inland, Pawley Swamp, Port Harrelson and Toddville.
  • Last day to register to vote in the Primary Election is Saturday, May 14. Residents can register online or registration applications must be postmarked by Saturday, May 14.
  • 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.
  • Monday, June 13, at 5 p.m. is the last day to vote absentee “in-person” at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office, 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.
  • Voters are encouraged to review their voter registration information to confirm any changes prior to the upcoming Primary 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 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 ballot.
    • Visit scvotes.org and click on "Get My Sample Ballot" on the right side of the page.
    • Enter your county, name, and date of birth to access your voter registration record.
    • Click "View Sample Ballot."
    • Select a party (primaries only), then click the button to download your ballot.
    • Click "OK" to view a .pdf of your ballot.
  • Horry County election results can be viewed online at www.horrycounty.org after 7 p.m. on June 14. The results will be updated every five minutes. In order to receive the latest information, users will need to hit their “Refresh” or “Reload” button. You will notice that the precinct totals online will be 127….due to these 5 additional categories:
    • Fail Safe – if voters address is different from precinct voter registration list
    • Fail Safe Provisional  - registration problems
    • Absentee – voting before hand
    • Provisional – to record a vote when there is some question in regards to a given voter’s eligibility
    • Emergency – paper ballot, i.e. machines are down
  • Statewide election results can be viewed online at www.scvotes.org
  • The Horry County Government & Justice Center will open the second floor multi-purpose rooms for public viewing of the results as they come in throughout the evening. Keep in mind the polls close at 7 p.m.
  • Horry County election results will be certified on Thursday, June 16, at 10 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office, 1515 4th Avenue, Conway.


Reminder From Horry County Registration & Elections

Conway, South Carolina-Horry County Registration & Elections would like to remind potential candidates that the deadline for filing for the Horry County Council District 7 seat vacated by James Frazier is Monday, March 28, 2016, at 12 p.m.

The deadline for filing for all other offices for the June primaries is Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 12 p.m.

For more information, contact the Horry County Registration & Elections Office at 843-915-5440.



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