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Reminders for the June 9, 2020 Primary Election

South Carolina will hold a Primary Election Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Polls in Horry County will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will be utilizing enhanced safety protocols for voters and staff. Voters are encouraged to be patient as safety protocols may cause the process to be slightly slower.

  • Poll workers will be protected by face shields, face masks, and gloves.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for use.
  • Masks are encouraged but not mandatory.
  • Voters will use a cotton swab to vote on the ballot marking devices.

Many polling locations have changed due to COVID19. Voters are encouraged to visit scvotes.org to find their current polling location.

Interested voters can also vote in-person Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Horry County Voter's Registration, Elections & CDBG complex located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway. Additionally, the Voter's Registration & Elections office will be open for in-person voting Saturday, June 6, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enhanced safety protocols will also be in place.

Those with absentee ballots may drop them off at the Voter's Registration, Elections, & CDBG complex until 7 p.m. on Election night using the drop-box to the right of the front doors.

For more information, contact Horry County Voter's Registration & Elections at (843) 915-5440.



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 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.


Upcoming 2014 Primary Election Scheduled for June 10, 2014

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.

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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.

 



The Last Day to Register to Vote is May 10

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind interested residents that the last day to register to vote in the Primary Election is Saturday, May 10. The Horry County Registration & Elections Office will open on Saturday, May 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.

The 2014 Primary Election is Tuesday, June 10, 2014, and the Run-Off Election is Tuesday, June 24.

A citizen who wishes to register to vote may register online.  Citizens can also 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.


Voters are also encouraged to check their voter registration information prior to Election Day. If your voter registration information has changed (name, address, etc.), and you still live within the same county, you may go online and update your information.


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


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