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2014 Primary Election Information

On May 20, 2014 in County News, General

  • 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 www.horrycounty.org 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 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 12, at 10 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office, 1515 4th Avenue, Conway.



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