Update June 12th: Newspapers and media outlets have made it a tradition to endorse a favorite candidate in every election and we have opted out of that until now.
In the recent special election to fill the seat left vacant by Thad Viers resignation only "2.6 percent of the 26,890 eligible voters cast ballots." And we think that is disgraceful. The staff at TheDigitel Myrtle Beach have decided to endorse the only one(s) that matter in any and all elections, the voter.
So today and for the rest of our days as a media outlet we only endorse the voter. We want to see you take time out of your day to cast your ballot and choose the candidate who you want to see represent you locally and nationally. We only have a few guarantees in life (death and taxes) but as Americans we have one more: our vote. As my mom always said to me, "you can't bitch if you don't vote."
No matter the size of the election, it is your duty as an American to vote.
First Report May 29th: The 2012 SC Primary Election is fast approaching. Polls open on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 7 p.m.
Monday, June 11, at 5 p.m. will be the last day to vote absentee in-person at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office, 1515 4th Avenue in Conway. This primary season hasn't been without its share of drama and controversy: from two candidates, Viers and Vick's implosions to the hotly contested judgement by the South Carolina Supreme Court to pull some candidates names from the ballot.
Below you'll find all the rules regarding the upcoming election.
- Voters will vote by party and will choose between a Republican ballot or a Democrat ballot.
- 160,658 active voters in Horry County
- 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.
- 120 precincts in Horry County.
- Horry County election results can be viewed online at www.horrycounty.org after 7 p.m. on June 12. The results will be updated every five minutes. In order to receive the latest information, users will need to hit their “Refresh” or “Reload” button. You will notice that the precinct totals online will be 125….due to these 5 additional categories:
Fail Safe – if voters address is different from precinct voter registration list
Fail Safe Provisional - registration problems
Absentee – voting before hand
Provisional – to record a vote when there is some question in regards to a given voter’s eligibility
Emergency – paper ballot, i.e. machines are down
- Statewide election results can be viewed online at www.scvotes.org
- The Horry County Government & Justice Center will open the second floor multi-purpose rooms for public viewing of the results as they come in throughout the evening. Keep in mind the polls close at 7 p.m.
- Horry County election results will be certified on Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office, 1515 4th Avenue, Conway.
- Primary Election Runoff (if necessary) is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26.