Candidate Filing for the November 5 Town Election
Opens August 23, 2019 and ends September 6, 2019
The Horry County Election Commission will hold a General Election for the Town of Surfside Beach on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to elect one Mayor and three Town Councilmembers. Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. This is a nonpartisan election and no reference to party affiliation will be placed on the ballot.
Offices included: 1 Mayor Seat, and 3 Town Council Seats all with terms beginning December 10, 2019 and ending December 12, 2023
Candidate Filing Opens Friday, August 23, 2019 at 12:00 o’clock noon and closes Friday, September 6, 2019 at 12:00 o’clock noon. Candidates may file in the town clerk’s office at Town Hall, 115 US Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, and must be at least 18 years of age; registered electors, and town residents for at least 30 days. Filing fees: Mayor $100; Town Council $75. Walk-in candidates are welcomed during business hours while filing is open or by appointment scheduled with the town clerk (after-hours appointments are available when made in advance).
Polling Locations: Surfside #1 Dick M. Johnson Civic Center, 829 N Pine Drive, Surfside Beach. Surfside #2 and Surfside #4 Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 13th Avenue N, Surfside Beach.
Qualifications for Voting: Last date to register to vote in this election is October 4, 2019. Surfside Beach electors must present a valid photo identification pursuant SC Code §7-13-710. Contact Horry County Board of Voter Registration (843.915.5440), or visit www.scvotes.org to register.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, call the town clerk 843.913.6333 or send an email message townclerk@surfside beach.org.
Election Function Transferred to Horry County
Town Council adopted Ordinance Number 19-0886 (click on link to view the ordinance) on February 26, 2019 which transfers the town's election function to Horry County. Therefore, the next town election will be November 5, 2019 to elect the mayor and three councilmembers for four (4) year terms beginning December 10, 2019 and ending December 12, 2023.
Candidates may file to be on the ballot in the town clerk's office beginning on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 at 12 noon until 12 noon on Friday, September 6th, 2019. You may schedule an appointment by calling 843.913.6333 or stop by town hall during business hours. To view the Statement of Candidacy for the respective offices, click below:
Office of Mayor Office of Town Council
Pursuant to Ordinance #19-0886, candidates shall complete a statement of candidacy, provide proof that he or she is at least 18 years of age, is a registered elector, and lives in the town's corporate limit. Filing fee for mayor is $100; for town council $75.
Horry County Election Commission
The Horry County Election Commission has authority to manage the town's election pursuant to Ordinance Number 19-0886. The Horry County Election Commission may be reached by calling Horry County Elections and Registration at 843.915.5440.
For more information about town elections, please contact the town clerk at 843.913.6333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.