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Horry County Board of Registration & Elections to Conduct Scanner Test

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Registration and Elections will conduct a routine test of the 650 Scanner used to count absentee ballots on Election Day, January 2, 2018.  The test will be held Friday, December 29, 2017, at 9 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.

For more information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at 843-915-5440.



General Election Scheduled for November 8

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind citizens that the General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8.

The last day to vote absentee in the Horry County Registration and Elections Office is Monday, November 7, and the office will also open on Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for absentee voting as well. 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.

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 at https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx?PageMode=VoterInfo

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 open 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.

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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 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 – If you requested an absentee ballot to be mailed to your home, you can either return it by mail, or return your absentee ballot to your county voter registration office by 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election. 

 

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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. 



Poll Workers Needed for November Election

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Registration & Elections Office is looking for poll workers for the November 8, 2016, General Election. Poll workers must be 16 years of age or older (if 18 years of age or older, they must be registered voters in Horry County).  Paid training must be completed online or in the office and workers must work the polls the day of the election from 6:15 a.m. until the polls close at 7 p.m.  Workers will receive $60 for training and $100 for working Election Day.

For more information, contact the Horry County Registration & Elections Office at 843-915-5440, or visit our website to fill out a poll worker application.



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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