Municipal Elections & Polling Places
Jennifer Adkins, City Clerk
2023 MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Myrtle Beach’s municipal election is set for Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Registered voters will select three councilmembers to serve four-year terms, 2024-2028. City elections are non-partisan and representatives serve all city residents (no Council districts). After the polls close at 7:00 p.m., the Myrtle Beach Election Commission will count ballots and provide unofficial results at the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center, 1101 North Oak Street. All are welcome to attend. Then, Election Commissioners will certify results at a public meeting on Thursday, November 9. The number of votes required to win is determined by dividing the total number of votes cast by the number of seats available (three), and then dividing the result by two – plus one. If needed, a run-off election will take place two weeks after Election Day on Tuesday, November 21, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The filing period ended Friday, September 8, 2023, at noon. In alphabetical order, the 2023 Myrtle Beach City candidates are listed below.
- Stuart Behar, email@example.com
- Michael Chestnut, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Debbie Conner, email@example.com
- Kenya Hennigan, firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Krajc, email@example.com
- Bill McClure, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Myra Starnes, email@example.com
- Randal Wallace, firstname.lastname@example.org
To cast a ballot, Myrtle Beach citizens must register to vote 30 days prior to Election Day. Questions? Download the South Carolina Election Commission’s Voter Access Brochure to learn more about registration, curbside voting, absentee ballots, options for voters with disabilities, and ballot marking devices. For a step-by-step guide to register, visit https://vote.gov/register/sc/. To register online, see https://vote.org/register-to-vote/south-carolina/ and submit the electronic form.
For poll worker information or registration assistance, contact the Horry County Voter Registration Office. Call 843-915-5440, send an email to email@example.com, or visit the office in Conway, 1515 Fourth Avenue.
Temporary political signs are allowed on private property within 45 days of Election Day in Myrtle Beach. However, such signs are not allowed on public property, rights-of-way or utility poles. Political signage must be no larger than four feet wide and four feet tall. Note that City of Myrtle Beach staff will remove illegally-placed signs from public property. All political signage must be removed within five days of the election.
Updated October 2022, below is a list of polling places in Myrtle Beach.
- Coastal Lane #1 – Horry County Complex, 1201 21st Avenue North
- Coastal Lane #2 – Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street
- Dunes #1 – Ocean View Education Center, 900 79th Avenue North (temporary location)
- Jetport #1 – Fire Station No. 3, 2108 South Kings Highway
- Jetport #2 – General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane
- Jetport #3 – HGTC Conference Center, 950 Crabtree Lane (new)
- Jetport #4 – HGTC Conference Center, 950 Crabtree Lane (new)
- Myrtlewood #1 – Myrtle Beach Middle School, 3101 North Oak Street
- Myrtlewood #2 – Myrtle Beach Adult Education Center, 3301 North Oak Street (temporary location)
- Myrtlewood #3 – Myrtle Beach Church of Christ, 4500 Wild Iris Drive
- Ocean Forest #1 – Student Center, Ocean View Baptist Church, 7300 North Kings Highway
- Ocean Forest #2 – Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA, 5000 Claire Chapin Epps Drive
- Ocean Forest #3 – First Freewill Baptist Church, 900A 67th Avenue North
- Sea Oats #1 – Gymnasium, First Baptist Church, 500 Fourth Avenue North
- Sea Oats #2 – Gymnasium, First Baptist Church, 500 Fourth Avenue North
- Surfside #4 – Lakewood Elementary, 1675 Highway 396