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Horry County Democratic Party Elections March 25

County Party elections will be held at the Horry County Democratic convention, scheduled for March 25, 2023. Specifics about the convention will follow by mid-February.

“The Horry County Democratic Party needs qualified candidates that will lead us to win in the 2024 election,” said our current chair, Alester Linton-Pryor. “This is your opportunity to make a difference in your county party.”

Here are the offices that will be filled at the convention:

County Chair – Is responsible for the efficient operation of the party having broad delegating powers and is the Party’s primary spokesperson. Some examples of the Chair’s duties/responsibilities are: A) Provides the vision for the county party. B) Responsible for assigning projects. C) Works to ensure successful voter registration, voter engagement, voter education, and getting voters to the polls. D) Oversees all Party fundraising efforts. E) Works with committee chairs. F) Is the liaison with internal clubs, external allied organizations, and the South Carolina Democratic Party.

1st Vice Chair – A different gender than the Chair. Assumes the job responsibilities of the Chair in the chair’s absence. Carries out party duties at the direction of the Chair.

2nd Vice Chair – A different race than the Chair. In the absence of the Chair and 1st Vice Chair, this person will assume the job responsibilities of the Chair. Carries out party duties at the direction of the Chair.

3rd Vice Chair – Must be between 18 and 36 years of age. The primary responsibility of this position is to recruit and work with young voters. Carries out party duties at the direction of the Chair.

The filing period for candidates running for Chairs opens on March 8, 2023, and must be received by noon on March 22, 2023.

Send nominations to: horrydems@yahoo.com

or mail to:

Horry County Democratic Party
PO Box 51522
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Candidates should include a statement that will be available to delegates explaining your qualifications and your vision for HCDP. (Please keep this statement to 60 words or less.)

SCDP Rules

E. A county executive committee may decide to require filing in advance for anyone wishing to run for county party office. In such a case filing must be open for at least two weeks and must close two days before the county convention. In counties using preconvention filing, there will be no nominations from the convention floor unless there would otherwise be no candidates for a particular office. Nothing in this section precludes the use of a nominating committee if county party bylaws call for one, but when a nominating committee is used there must be either nominations from the floor or a preconvention filing period as described in this section.

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