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Horry County App Features Voting Information Ahead of Election Day

The Horry County IT/GIS team has added a new feature on the Horry County mobile app, HCConnect, that allows users to access important information ahead of Election Day. Users with a profile can find their polling place based on their primary address and see a sample ballot for their precinct. 

“This is exactly what we designed the app to do,” said IT/GIS Director Tim Oliver. “We will continue to develop timely updates that empower our users with the information that matters to them.”  

The General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2018. For questions about voting in the upcoming election, call the Horry County Voters Registration and Elections department at (843) 915-5440.

HCConnect is available for free download in the App Store and on Google Play.



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 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, July 10, 2018. The test will be held Friday, July 6, 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.



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, June 12, 2018. The test will be held Friday, June 8, 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.



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