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Why Don’t I See Every Democratic Candidate Running for Office This Year on the Primary Ballot?

The list of candidates on a Primary ballot is determined based on whether there were two or more candidates, from the same party, who filed to run for the same office before the filing deadline. An example of this is the current list of five Democratic candidates running to unseat Henry McMaster as South Carolina…
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Protect Our Vote – Be a Poll Watcher

Casting a ballot is your most fundamental right as an American. Everyone in the process, from voters and poll workers to candidates and their supporters, must work to ensure that voting runs smoothly. New machines, clerical errors, weary voters exhausted by long lines and uncertainty in crowded polling places—and sometimes over-zealous candidates and campaign volunteers—can…

HCDP Launches 2020 Voter Registration Initiative

A major goal for HCDP in preparation for the critically important 2020 elections is dramatically increasing voter registration. As part of the effort to achieve this objective, the 2020 Voter Registration and Canvassing Committee has been created and will be led by HCDP Second Vice Chair Verlene DeWitt. The committee will have its initial meeting Thursday, February…
Provisional Voting: What you need to know if you are told you ineligible to vote on election day

Provisional Ballot: What you need to know if you are told you are ineligible to vote on election day

Voter suppression has been a concern across the nation this election year. Voter roll purges have been common and have happened in Horry County even when a person missed only one election within the past year. That's why it is so important to check your voter status before you go to the polls and bring…
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Resolution – Voter Data Resolution (July 10, 2017)

Whereas: The Horry County Democratic Party maintains strict management of voter data to ensure security and Whereas: Data breaches have been experienced at the State and  Federal Government levels and Whereas: Great harm can occur to citizens as a result of data breaches and no widespread voter fraud has been documented, Be it Resolved: That the Horry County Democratic Party…

March in March: Voter Outreach and Registration Continues

HCDP's "March in March" voter education campaign continues this month with a voter registration drive and phonebanks to reach Horry County voters. On Saturday, March 25, HCDP will partner with the Social Action Committee of Bethel AME Church in Conway on a voter registration canvas in the Conway area. Volunteers will meet at the HCDP office and canvas…

What is Straight Party Voting in South Carolina?

South Carolina is one of only ten states which allow Straight Party voting in general elections. Straight Party (sometimes called Straight Ticket) voting lets you choose a party’s entire slate of candidates with just a single selection. This means you vote for every candidate of that party who is on the ballot. For example, if you choose the Straight…

Protect Our Vote – Be a Poll Watcher

Casting a ballot is your most fundamental right as an American. Everyone in the process, from voters and administrators to candidates and their supporters, must work to ensure that voting runs smoothly. Machine failures, clerical errors, weary voters exhausted by long lines and uncertainty in crowded polling places—and sometimes over-zealous candidates and campaign volunteers—can serve…
Horry Democrats Expand Resources Local Voters

Horry Democrats Expand On-Line Resources for Local Voters

All Democratic candidates for county, state and federal office who will appear on the November 8 ballot in Horry County are now featured on the Horry County Democratic Party website. “This expanded on-line resource is designed to encourage Horry County voters to engage with the individuals running for office,” according to Bennie Swans, Horry County Democratic…
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