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Upcoming 2014 Primary Election Scheduled for June 10, 2014

On May 16, 2014 in General

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind registered voters that the election date for the 2014 Primary Election is Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

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.

The last day to vote absentee in the Horry County Registration and Elections Office is Monday, June 9, 2014. 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. 


The Burgess Community on the south end has received an additional precinct, Burgess #4. All voters who are now assigned to this precinct should have received new voter registration cards noting the new precinct location at Burgess Elementary School.

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.

Voters can now go on www.scvotes.org and pull up their own personal sample ballots. Voters have been asking for a service like this for a long time in South Carolina.

1) Visit scvotes.org and click on "Get My Sample Ballot" in the MySCVOTES 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."

4) Select a party (primaries only), then click the button to download your
ballot.

5) Click "OK" to view a .pdf of your ballot.

DIRECT LINK

Curbside voting is also available for any voter, because of a physical handicap or age 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 June 10, 2014, 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, June 9, 2014. (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 skipperl@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, June 6, 2014. 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.

A listing of local candidates can be viewed HERE.

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

 




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