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Countywide Run-Off Election Scheduled for June 24

On June 13, 2014 in County News, General

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind registered voters that the election date for the countywide Run-Off Election is Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

All absentee ballots must be turned into the Horry County Registration and Elections Office by 7 p.m. the day of the election. Absentee voters may vote in person at the Horry County Registration and Elections Office at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway up until 5 p.m. the Monday prior to the election, which will be Monday, June 23, 2014.

Voters are encouraged to review their voter registration information to confirm any changes prior to the upcoming Run-Off 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 atwww.scvotes.org.

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 NOT open the Horry County Government & Justice Center multi-purpose rooms the evening of June 24, for public viewing of the results as there is only one local run-off race.

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 23, 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 at http://www.scvotes.org/2009/10/15/absentee_voting. 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 20, 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.

Below is a list of the countywide Run-Off candidates:

Republican Candidates for Lieutenant Governor

  1. Mike Campbell
  2. Henry McMaster

Republican Candidates for State Superintendent of Education

  1. Sally Atwater
  2. Molly Mitchell Spearman

Democratic Candidates for State Superintendent of Education

  1. Shelia C. Gallagher
  2. Tom Thompson

Below is a list of the local Run-Off candidates:

Republican Candidates for Horry County Council District 5

  1. Reese Boyd III
  2. Tyler Servant

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




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