Absentee voting info you need to know
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 04:06:11 GMT —
Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day. Already, thousands across our area have cast their ballots by voting absentee.
In Florence County, more than 11,000 people have voted by absentee ballot since it started on October 6th. That's nearly 9% of registered voters in the county.
Horry County opened its second absentee voter location in the Government and Justice Center in Conway to keep up with demand.
Nearly 13,000 absentee votes were cast four years ago in the last presidential election in Horry County, already this year the county has issued more than 14,000 absentee applications.
Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:
· Persons who will be on vacation outside their county of residence on Election Day
· Members of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine, and their spouses and dependents residing with them
· Persons who, for reasons of employment, will not be able to vote on election day
· Physically disabled persons
· Persons sixty-five years of age or older
· Persons serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day
· Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on day of election or within a four-day period before the election (Please contact the Horry County Registration & Elections Office for specific instructions.)
· 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
To vote absentee, contact your county's voter registration office.
To see the candidates running in opposed races in our area for federal, state, and local seats, click here. This is also the page where you will find election results as they come in on election night.