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Third Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Council, in conjunction with Keep Horry County Beautiful and numerous partners, will host a countywide, volunteer litter cleanup event Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The event will feature 10-locations around the county where volunteers can choose to participate. Sign-in at each location will begin at 8:30 a.m. with roadside pickup to begin at 9 am to noon.   

Volunteers are invited to a post celebration party at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority in Conway (1886 Highway 90) from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.  The litter collected at the various locations around the county will be transported to the landfill.  There will be food, prizes, entertainment, tours of the landfill, and much more!

Pre-registration is highly encouraged and available on the Horry County website.  Volunteers may follow the link to pre-register online or may download the preregistration form and mail it to Nancy Tindall, Horry County Planning & Zoning, 1301 2nd Ave, Conway, SC 29526.  The public is invited to participate as well as church groups, civic organizations, community associations, local businesses, etc. Come out and show your support for a cleaner Horry County!

Volunteers should also download a waiver form to bring to the registration table on the day of the event. One form will be required per individual. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEANUP EVENT WITHOUT A SIGNED WAIVER FORM!   Please note that participants who are at least 16 years of age, but under 18 years of age, must have a parent or other legal custodian sign the waiver form.  NO PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 YEARS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT PRESENCE OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.

Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes to participate and are encouraged to wear long sleeves, long pants, leather shoes or boots, and eye protection.  Trash bags, gloves, a wristband, and a brightly colored t-shirt will be provided the day of the event.

For more information on the 3rd Annual Horry County Community Cleanup Day, contact Nancy Tindall with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340 or by email

 

 

 



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. 



Joseph Hill Named Horry County's New Police Chief

Conway, South Carolina – After a national search, Joseph Hill has been named the new Chief of Police for Horry County.

Hill is scheduled to begin his employment with Horry County on Monday, September 26.

"Horry County is extremely fortunate to have Joe join our team as he comes with a wealth of experience, is a strong and respected leader, and has a passion for community engagement and community problem solving to reduce crime and the fear of crime,” stated Horry County Administrator Chris Eldridge. 

“Joe is the best of the best,” stated Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus. “His commitment to serve and protect has been echoed throughout his distinguished career in Virginia and by the very citizens he has served. I encourage the community to embrace him and once you meet him, there will be no doubt he is the right person for the job.”

Joe Hill, was a 28-year member of the Fairfax County Police Department in Virginia and worked his way up in the department from patrol officer to the rank of Major. He assisted in the supervision of a $184 million budget with 1377 sworn officers and over 200 civilian staff. He prides himself as a community police officer/commander who engages the citizens to solve problems and connect them to the very best services the police department can provide.

 

 



Horry County Memorial Library To Host Book Sale

Conway, South Carolina - The Horry County Memorial Library will host a book sale from August 1-4, 2016, at the Library Administration Building located at 1008 5th Avenue, in Conway.  The book sale will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.



General Election for Horry County Council District 7

Conway, South Carolina – The General Election for Horry County District 7 is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5.

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 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.



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