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South Carolina House Seat 107 Filing To Open July 28, 2020

Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind interested candidates that filing for South Carolina House of Representatives Seat 107 will open Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at noon through Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at noon. The Horry County Registration & Elections Office filing hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The fee to file is $208. Interested candidates can either file at the Horry County Voter’s Registrations & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway or with the South Carolina Elections Commission.

Registered voters are reminded that the election date for the South Carolina House of Representatives Seat 107 will be Tuesday, August 18, 2020, and a runoff, if necessary, will be Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Contact the Horry County Voter’s Registration & Elections Office at (843) 915-5440 for more information.



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, November 6, 2018. The test will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018, 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 6th

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind citizens that the General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

The last day to vote absentee in the Horry County Registration and Elections Office is Monday, November 5, 2018. Citizens who are not yet registered to vote may register until Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

Voters are encouraged 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 the Horry County Registration & Elections office at (843) 915-5440 or log onto the State Election Commission website at www.scvotes.org.

Voters can also view a sample ballot.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. (registered voters waiting in line at 7 p.m. will still be allowed to vote). When voting in person, you will be asked to show one of the following current photo IDs at your polling place:

  • SC Driver's License
  • SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card
  • SC Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • Federal Military ID
  • US Passport

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.

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

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 the day of the 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 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018. (The Horry County Registrations and Elections Office is located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.)

By MailIf 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 p.m. on the day of the election.



Horry County Registration & Election Office to Close for Training

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Registration & Election Office will close Thursday, March 13, 2014, and Friday, March 14, 2014, for mandatory training. The office will reopen Monday, March 17, 2014, at 8 a.m.

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


Free Voter's Photo Identification Cards

Conway, South Carolina –As of January 1, 2013, registered voters were required to show any one of five forms of identification in order to vote: South Carolina driver’s license, South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles identification card, voter’s registration card with picture, Federal military identification with picture or a United States passport. To assist citizens who may not have the ability to obtain proper identification, Horry County Registration & Elections will offer free photo identification for voters at the following locations:

September 10, 2013
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.-Loris Library, 4316 Main St., Loris

September 11, 2013
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.-Bucksport Library, 7657 Hwy 701 S, Conway

September 12, 2013
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.-Aynor Library, 500 9th Ave., Aynor

September 16, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.-Surfside Library, 410 Surfside Beach Dr., Surfside Beach

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.-Socastee Library, 141-Hwy 707 Connector Rd., Myrtle Beach

September 17, 2013
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.-Carolina Forest Library, 2250 Carolina Forest Blvd., Myrtle Beach
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.-Green Sea Library, 5331 Hwy 9, Green Sea

September 18, 2013
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.-Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N, Myrtle Beach

September 19, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.-Little River Library, 107 Hwy 57 N, Little River
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.-North Myrtle Beach Library, 910 1st Ave. S, North Myrtle Beach

The cards are available to all registered voters of Horry County; anyone not yet registered to vote may register on site with verification of identity such as a utility bill or lease.

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


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