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Write in candidates illegal in Surfside Beach runoff

According to Chairman Larry Leagans, of the Horry County Voter Registration & Elections Board, write in candidates are illegal in any runoff election in the State of South Carolina.

S.C. Code of Laws Section 7-11-210 forbids write in candidates participating in runoff elections.

One town council candidate, closely aligned to Mayoral Candidate Julie Samples, considered running as a “write in” for Town Council in the November 19th runoff.

This candidate lost in the general election last night.

A runoff for Mayor between Bob Hellyer and Julie Samples will be held Tuesday, November 19th in Surfside Beach.

Surfside Beach Town Council will feature a runoff between Michael Drake, Paul Holder, Cindy Keating, and Kathryn Martin on the same day.



About David Hucks

Born in 1961, David is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area.David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

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