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Polling Places & City Election Information

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Jennifer Adkins, City Clerk


PUBLIC NOTICE:  NOVEMBER 2, 2021, MUNICIPAL ELECTION

The City of Myrtle Beach's Election Commission announces the general election is set for November 2, 2021.  All precincts vote for all candidates and the election is a nonpartisan election (no affiliation is noted on the ballot).  The following offices are included in the election:

--  Mayor (2022-2025 Term)
--  At-Large Council Member (2022-2025 Term)
--  At-Large Council Member (2022-2025 Term)
--  At-Large Council Member (2022-2025 Term)

CAND
IDATE FILING PERIOD

The filing period opens at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, August 19, 2021, and closes at 12:00 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2021.  City elections are non-partisan (no party affiliation listed on ballot) and at-large, with members serving four-year terms.  Prospective candidates must file a Statement of Candidacy with the City Clerk by the filing deadline.  The South Carolina Ethics Commission also requires a statement of economic interest and a campaign disclosure form (no filing fee).  Questions?  Contact City Clerk Jennifer Adkins at jadkins@cityofmyrtlebeach.com for information.

VOTER REGISTRATION 

Citizens who desire to vote in the upcoming election must have registered by October 1, 2021.  To register, contact the Horry County Voter Registration Office at 843-915-5440 or visit www.horrycounty.org.  Or, visit the office, located at 1515 Fourth Avenue, in Conway.  Absentee ballots must be obtained through Horry County Voter Registration.

POLLING LOCATIONS

Here's 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 – Fire Station No. 5, 804 79th Avenue North
  • Jetport #1 – Fire Station No. 3, 2108 South Kings Highway
  • Jetport #2 – General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane
  • Myrtlewood #1 – Myrtle Beach Middle School, 3101 North Oak Street
  • Myrtlewood #2 – Fire Station No. 6, 970 38th Avenue North
  • Myrtlewood #3 – Myrtle Beach Church of Christ, 4500 Wild Iris Drive
  • Ocean Forest #1 – 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 – Location TBD
  • Surfside #4 – Lakewood Elementary, 1675 Highway 396
ELECTION DAY

In 2019, voters utilized South Carolina's new voting system.  The process begins when a voter inserts a ballot into an electronic device.  Then, a voter selects candidates using an electronic touch screen.  Lastly, the device prints the voter's selections on the inserted document, which provides a secure paper record.  To learn more and watch a how-to video, visit the South Carolina Election Commission's Paper-Based Voting System webpage.

The polls open on election day at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.  After the polls close, the Municipal Election Commission counts absentee ballots and election day ballots in the courtroom at the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center, 1101 North Oak Street.  The commission then meets at City Hall at 10:00 a.m. on the following Thursday to certify the election and determine the validity of ballots challenged in the election.  A run-off, if needed, will be held two weeks following the election day.