Dead battery delays results in all but Myrtle Beach mayor's race

A battery went dead in a ballot box from the Coastal Lane One precinct at the Horry County Government Complex on 21st Avenue North, meaning election totals for the Performing Arts Referendum and the city council race will not be in until Wednesday, according to Myrtle Beach spokesperson Mark Kruea.

The machine was sent to Conway for recharging, which will allow the votes to be retrieved and tallied on Wednesday.

The city has declared incumbent John Rhodes the winner in the mayoral race with 68.14% of the vote with 16 of 17 precincts reporting.

In the city council race, Randal Wallace and Clyde Lowder each have 25% of the vote in the precincts reported but Jackie Vereen and Wayne Gray are each showing 20% of the vote, however, only three seats are available.

The three candidates with the most votes, once all of them have been counted, will be elected to city council.

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