General Election is scheduled for Nov. 8
Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind citizens that the General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 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, Nov. 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 Ave. in Conway. (Absentee voting requirements are below.) Keep in mind that there is no early voting in South Carolina.
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 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 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 Nov. 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 and cast your ballot. You may vote absentee in person up until 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. (Horry County Registrations and Elections Office is located at 1515 4th Ave. 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 p.m. on the day of the election.