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2014 Primary Election Information

  • Polls open Tuesday, June 10, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • There are 16 different Republican style ballots depending on where you live you in the County. There is only one Democrat style ballot due to only statewide offices being on the ballot (State Superintendent of Education & two U.S. Senate seats)
  • The Democrat ballot will feature three advisory questions:
    1. Do you believe each state – not Congress- should decide for itself whether to allow online gaming and determine how to regulate online gaming in their state? Yes or No.
    2. The South Carolina Department of Transportation estimates more than $20 billion is required to fix South Carolina’s crumbling roads and bridges. Should gaming laws be modernized to fund the repairs instead of a tax increase? Yes or No.
    3. Should medical marijuana be legalized for use in cases of severe, chronic illnesses when documented by a physician? Yes or No.
  • The Republican ballots will feature two advisory questions:
    1. Should Article I, Section 3 of the South Carolina Constitution be amended to include the following language? The privileges and immunities of citizens in South Carolina and the United States shall not be abridged, so that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws. These rights shall extend to both born and pre-born persons beginning at conception. Yes or No.
    2. Should South Carolina Law be amended to replace the state income tax imposed on individuals, estates, trusts, and others by reducing the rate of taxation by 1.4 percent each year until the state income tax rate for all brackets is zero percent? Yes or No. 
  • There are 173,552 current active voters in Horry County
  • 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.
  • There are 120 precincts in Horry County
  • Monday, June 9, 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.
  • Horry County election results can be viewed online at after 7 p.m. on June 10. 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 125….due to these 5 additional categories:
    1. Fail Safe – if voter's address is different from precinct voter registration list
    2. Fail Safe Provisional - registration problems
    3. Absentee – voting before hand
    4. Provisional – to record a vote when there is some question in regards to a given voter’s eligibility
    5. Emergency – paper ballot, i.e. machines are down
  • Statewide election results can be viewed online at
  • 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 12, at 10 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office, 1515 4th Avenue, Conway.

Jersey Mike's Subs Partners with SOS Health Care and Horry County Project Lifesaver

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County and SOS Health Care are joining forces with Jersey Mike’s Subs throughout Horry County during the month of March for the “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign. Funds will be utilized to purchase Horry County Project Lifesaver Wristbands for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder & Alzheimer's. The campaign will culminate in a community event, “Spirit Knight”, on Wednesday, March 12, at Jersey Mike’s in Myrtle Beach (2602 North Kings Highway). Stop by and show your support!

During the month of March, customers can make a donation to SOS Health Care’s Project Lifesaver Program at all seven Jersey Mike’s Subs in Horry County.

“Jersey Mike’s Subs is doing their part to provide for the safety of our loved ones with Autism and Alzheimer’s”, said Monique Clement of the SOS Health Care. “This fundraising effort will provide the equipment necessary to supply more people with Project Lifesaver Tracking Wristbands assuring their recovery if they go lost or missing. Thank you Jersey Mike’s for giving us the opportunity to protect our loved ones. Please do your part and visit a Jersey Mike’s store. You can make the difference!”

On March 26, “Day of Giving” will take place at Jersey Mike’s restaurants nationwide to benefit 86 different charities. All seven Jersey Mike’s Subs locations in Horry County will donate 100 percent of their proceeds to the SOS Heath Care Project Lifesaver Program. Also on March 26, several representatives from SOS Healthcare, Inc., and Horry County Public Safety will be visiting all seven Jersey Mike's stores throughout the entire day to thank Jersey Mike's Subs for supporting such a great cause for our community!

“Giving…making a difference in someone’s life” has been the mission of Jersey Mike’s from the beginning. Just since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised more than $5 million for worthy local charities like SOS Health Care, and distributed more than 500,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

For more information on the SOS Health Care Project Lifesaver Program, call 449-0554 or the Horry County Police Department at 915-5350.

Jersey Mike’s Subs locations in Horry County:

4031 Highway 17 South
(Across from Harley Davidson)
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Tel: 843-361-2636

515 Highway 17 N
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Tel: 843-663-9003

9713 North King's Highway (Highway 17)
Unit 102
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Tel: 843-497-4949

4390 Hwy. 17 Bypass
Suite C-4
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Tel: 843-357-6545

Parker Plaza
2676 Church Street
Unit B
Conway, SC 29526
Tel: 843-365-6453

102-B Loyola Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Tel: 843-215-7880

2602 N. Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Tel: 843-444-2442

General Election Filing to Open March 16, 2014

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind interested candidates that filing will open March 16 at noon through March 30 at noon. The Horry County Registration & Elections Office filing hours are as follows:
  • Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Weekends: Closed March 16, 22 and 23. Open March 29 and 30 from 8 a.m. until noon.

The following races must be filed at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway, SC:
  • State House of Representatives (file in county of residence)
  • County Council Chairman
  • County Council Member (Districts 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 11)
  • Probate Judge
  • Board of Education Member (Districts 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10)
Also registered voters are reminded that the election date for the 2014 Primary Election is Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The last day to register to vote for the Primary Election is Saturday, May 10. The Horry County Registration & Elections Office will be open on Saturday, May 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A citizen who wishes to register to vote may:
  • Register online
  • Requires S.C. Driver's License or Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) ID.
  • The online application will allow you to register at your DMV residence address.
  • If you have moved, you must first update your residence address with DMV. 

Register in person at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway, or download a form, complete it, and mail it to above address. The completed form can also be faxed to the Horry County Registration & Elections Office at (843) 915-6440 or emailed to Sandy Martin.

Keep Horry County Beautiful Litter Cleanups

Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee announces several volunteer opportunities for people or organizations interested in assisting with upcoming litter cleanups in our community.

The Greater Burgess Community Association will hold a community cleanup Saturday, March 15, 2014. The event will begin with registration at 9 a.m. at the South Strand Recreation Center located at 9650 Scipio Lane in Myrtle Beach. Volunteers will be transported to clean up litter along community roads such as Holmestown Road, McDowell Shortcut, and Bay Road. Keep Horry County Beautiful will be assisting with safety vests, gloves, and garbage bags.

The Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors will clean up litter along the George Bishop Parkway on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. at the South Carolina Real Estate Network located at 3721 Wesley Street (off George Bishop Parkway) in Myrtle Beach.

Also, on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10 a.m., the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee will assist the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge in a cleanup of an illegal dumpsite at the Cox Ferry Recreation Area located off Jackson Bluff Road in Conway.

The Carolina Forest Civic Association will be holding their Spring Cleanup on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Event registration starts at 9 a.m. at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center located at 2254 Carolina Forest Boulevard, Myrtle Beach.

Most events wrap up around noon. Cleanup supplies are provided however volunteers are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and close-toe shoes. Volunteers may also wish to bring sunscreen and/or bug spray.

For more information or to organize a cleanup event, contact the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee at or 843-915-5340.

Horry County to Host Housing Fair

Conway, South Carolina– The Horry County Community Development Block Grant Office, the county’s Planning and Zoning Department and the Affordable and Workforce Housing Commission will host a Housing Fair at the Horry County Government & Justice Center on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Housing Fair is free and open to the public.

The Horry County Housing Fair will feature multiple workshops on fair housing, personal finance and budget, down payment assistance, heirs property resolution, quiet title, truth in lending and finding the right realtor. The fair will also feature multiple exhibitors to include area non-profits, local governments and lending institutions to provide attendees with a wealth of information on housing programs, financing, and rental and homeownership options. To-date, the following exhibitors will include the South Carolina Housing Authority, the Grand Strand Housing Authority,Myrtle Beach Housing Authority, Habitat for Humanity, the Homeownership Resource Center, South Carolina Legal Services, A Father’s Place, Wells Fargo and the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors

“The Horry County Housing Fair will be great resource for members of our community to learn about homeownership opportunities for individuals and families across a spectrum of income levels,” stated Diana Seydlorsky, Horry County Community Development Block Grant Director. “The featured workshops and exhibits are designed to educate attendees about location options, being prepared for buying or renting and more.”

Staff from the Horry County Planning and Zoning Department and the Horry County Community Development Block Grant Office will be on hand to assist attendees and help answer any questions. For more information on the Horry County Housing Fair, please call (843) 915-7033.