Polling Places & Elections
Jennifer Adkins, City Clerk
2024 PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARIES
(Updated: 01/10/24) Myrtle Beach voters, Horry County will temporarily combine some precinct locations for the upcoming Presidential Preference Primaries (PPP) in February. In South Carolina, voters do not register by political party. Instead, registered SC voters can participate in one of two Presidential Preference Primaries. The Democratic Presidential Preference Primary date is February 3 and the Republican Presidential Preference Primary date is February 24. In-city precincts affected include: Coastal Lane #2, Dunes #2, Jet Port #1, Myrtlewood #2, Myrtlewood #3, Ocean Forest #2 and Ocean Forest #3. Photo IDs are required. Visit http://tinyurl.com/HorryCoPresPrimaryPrecincts24 to view the full list of combined precincts. For early voting information, see http://tinyurl.com/HorryPresPrimaryInfo24.
Temporary political signs are allowed on private property within 45 days of an election. 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.
To cast a ballot, Myrtle Beach citizens must register to vote 30 days prior to an election day. 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://www.vote.gov/register/sc/.
To register online, see https://www.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.
2025 MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Myrtle Beach’s next municipal election is Tuesday, November 4, 2025. Voters will cast ballots to elect a Mayor and three City Councilmembers to serve four-year terms. City elections are non-partisan and representatives serve all city residents (no Council districts). The number of votes required to win a regular seat on City Council 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. Then, the Myrtle Beach Election Commission meets to canvass votes and certify results at a public meeting on the Thursday following the election at City Hall.
Per state law, polling places and precincts are decided by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Horry County, with approval of a majority of the Horry County Legislative Delegation (Section 7-7-320). Unsure of where to vote? Visit Horry County Government’s Voter Registration & Elections webpage and open the Voter Precincts GIS Map. Click the “Content” button and select the following layers: Polling Places and Voter Precincts.