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Time runs out for voter registration

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CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - The deadline to register to vote in the general election in November is just a day away, and Horry County officials want to make sure you don't miss it.

The last day to register to vote for the November 6 General Election is Saturday, Oct. 6.

The Horry County Registration & Elections Office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 6 if you need to register to vote before the election.

If you are mailing a registration application, make sure it is postmarked by the deadline.

If you are unsure of your voting location, or need to make any changes, log on to www.scvotes.org and click on the "Voters" tab on the left side of the screen.

On Nov. 6, 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.

The last day for absentee voting is Monday, Nov. 5. You must meet the follow requirements to participate:

- 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

Contact Horry County Registration and Elections by calling 915-5440 with any questions about voter registration, absentee voting and precinct locations.

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