Surfside Beach residents to vote on town council seat

From The Town of Surfside Beach

The Town of Surfside Beach will hold a Special Municipal Election on Tuesday, August 7, to fill a vacant seat on town council.  The successful candidate will complete an unexpired term ending May 13, 2014. Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. This is a nonpartisan election and no reference to party affiliation will be placed on the ballot.

Polling locations are as follows:

  • Precinct 1:  Dick M. Johnson Civic Center, 829 N Pine Drive
  • Precinct 2:  Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 13th Avenue N
  • Precinct 3: Temporarily placed at Surfside United Methodist Church for residents who live on the northern town boundary

Surfside Beach residents must be registered to vote no later than July 7, 2012.  Each voter must present a valid voter registration certificate ­or South Carolina drivers license, or South Carolina issued identification card at the polling place. Contact Horry County Board of Voter Registration at 843-915-5440 to obtain a duplicate copy of your voter registration card.  

Absentee ballots may be cast at Horry County Registrations and Elections office in Conway before 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 6. The process of examining return-addressed absentee envelopes will be in Council Chambers beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Challenged Ballot and Certification Hearing will be held on Thursday, August 9, at 10:00 a.m., at Surfside Beach Council Chambers.

Any protest must be filed in writing by 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, in the office of the town clerk.  The town clerk will be at town hall to receive protest. Call 843-913-6333 after 5:00 p.m. to deliver a protest.

For this election, the successful candidate will be the candidate that receives the highest number of votes, because there are only two candidates for one seat.  There will not be a runoff election.