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.