Timeline for electing new Horry County school board chairman

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CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – The Horry County school district has released details on how the new school board chairman will be elected.

Horry County School Board Chairman Joe Defeo died May 3. His vacant seat will be filled through a special election.

A special filing period for those interested in running for the position will open at noon on May 18 and close at noon on May 26. Any candidate seeking a political party’s nomination for this office must file with the Horry County Board of Voter Registration and Elections during this filing period.  

If multiple candidates file for a party, a primary will be held on July 17, to determine the party nominee. Any necessary runoffs will be held on July 31. The Special Election will be held on November 6.

Any person wishing to vote in these primaries and runoffs must be registered no later than June 17. These precincts and polling places will be open during the primaries and special election from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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