From Horry County
HORRY COUNTY, SC Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind registered voters that the election date for the Republican Presidential Preference Primary Election is Saturday, January 21, 2012. Due to the election being held on a Saturday, several temporary precinct changes have been made for this election ONLY and are as follows:
- Coastal Carolina Precinct (Christ Community Church) will vote at Waccamaw Elementary School, 251 Claridy Road, Conway, SC 29526
- North Conway #1 Precinct (Collins Park) will vote at Homewood Elementary School, 2711 N. Highway 701, Conway, SC 29526
- Burgess #2 Precinct (Burgess Community Center) will vote at St. James Middle School, 9775 St. James Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
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 three forms of identification in order to vote. Voters must show a voter's registration card, driver's license, or a picture ID issued from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Absentee voting is underway, and the last day to vote absentee in the Horry County Registration and Elections Office is January 20, 2012. 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 unsure of their voting location should contact their county voter registration office at 915-5440 or log onto the State Election Commission website at www.scvotes.org.
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 not be opening the Horry County Government & Justice Center multi-purpose rooms for viewing the county election results.
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 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 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.
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 at http://www.horrycounty.org/depts/gengov/registration.asp. Once your print and fill out the application, you can submit it by mail, fax (843) 915-6440, or email it to email@example.com. 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 Tuesday, January 17, 2012. You may return the application in person or by mail, email, or fax.
Step 4: You will be mailed an absentee ballot.