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Absentee Voting Now Open for June 12 Primary

Horry County residents can begin absentee voting for the June 12 primary election, and if you qualify, it’s a great idea to take advantage of this opportunity.

Qualified voters may vote absentee in person or by mail.

In Person

Just stop in at the Horry County Board of Voter Registration and Elections, 1515 4th Avenue, Conway to pick up your ballot. Their phone number is (843)915-5440. A photo ID is required.

By Mail

Request an application for yourself or your immediate family member from the county voter registration office in your county of residence by phone, mail, email, or fax. You will be mailed an application.

Voter registration and elections office contact information.


Get the application online here. Use this link to get your application or the application of an immediate family member online. To get your application online, you must be able to print your application or save your application for printing later. You can also use this link to access your application to print again.

You must complete and sign the application and return it to your county voter registration office. You should return the application as soon as possible but no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 4th day prior to the election (the 4th day is Friday for all Tuesday elections). You may return the application by mail, email, fax, or personal delivery.

Horry County Board of Voter Registration & Elections
1515 4th Avenue
Conway, SC 29526

Sandy Martin – Director
Fax: (843)915-6440
email: MartinS@HorryCounty.org

Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:

  • Members of the Armed Forces or Merchant Marine serving outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them (click here for additional information)
  • Persons serving with the American Red Cross or with the United Service Organizations (USO) who are attached to and serving with the Armed Forces outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them
  • Overseas Citizens (click here for additional information)
  • Persons who are physically disabled
  • Students attending school outside their county of residence and their spouses and dependents residing with them
  • Persons who for reasons of employment will not be able to vote on election day
  • Government employees serving outside their county of residence on Election Day and their spouses and dependents residing with them
  • Persons who plan to be on vacation outside their county of residence on Election Day
  • Persons serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day
  • Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on Election Day 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
  • Persons sixty-five years of age or older
  • Persons who for religious reasons do not want to vote on a Saturday (Presidential Primaries Only)

Primary Elections Matter

It is always important to vote in primary elections and help support your candidates for office. But this year it is especially important in Horry County.

A great deal is at stake as we are working hard to elect Democratic candidates in the General Election November 6. This year, we have great candidates – three candidates for governor; four candidates for U.S. Representative District 7, and two choices for Horry County Council District 7. In addition, we have three terrific candidates for Horry County School Board, all of whom are running unopposed in the primary.

So, if you can vote absentee, do it! But above all, be sure to vote June 12.

“Masses of voters turning up at the polls can assure the best candidates for the November elections and lead to success in turning Horry County and the State blue,” said Don Kohn, HCDP chair.

Find out more about what it takes to vote in the June Primary here.

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