The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce held a Meet the Candidates Forum for its members and the public, on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Chamber headquarters, 1521 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach.
The forum was moderated and attendees had the opportunity to ask questions.
Atendees had the chance to meet the following candidates from Senate District #28: (REP) Greg Hembree and (DEM) Butch Johnson, and from House District #104: (I)(REP) Tracy Edge, (REP) Greg Duckworth, (REP) Gary Stephens and (DEM) Charles Randall.
For a complete listings of the 2012 candidates please click here.
2012 Primary Election Scheduled for June 12
Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind registered voters that the election date for the 2012 Primary Election is Tuesday, June 12, 2012. The last day to register to vote for the Primary Election is Saturday, May 12. The Horry County Registration & Elections Office will be open on Saturday, May 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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 to vote absentee in the Horry County Registration and Elections Office is Monday, June 11, 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.
Due to the results of the 2010 Census, redistricting occurred and all of Horry County has been moved to Congressional District #7. There has also been numerous Senate, House, County Council and School Board changes as well. Voters are encourage to review their voter registration information to confirm any changes prior to the upcoming Primary 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 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 be opening the Horry County Government & Justice Center multi-purpose rooms the evening of June 12, 2012, 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 , complete an application, and cast your ballot. You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012. (Horry County Registrations and Elections Office is located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Friday, June 8, 2012. You may return the application in person or by mail, email, or fax.
Step 4: You will be mailed an absentee ballot.
Step 5: Vote the ballot following ballot instructions and return it to your county voter registration office by 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election. You may return the ballot in person or by mail.