UPDATE: Original post had both election days off by 2 days. I was looking at Thursdays on my calendar, not Tuesdays. Now fixed.
Now that Tom Rice has set a date (Dec. 31) for his official resignation as Horry County Council chairman, the election schedule is set for his replacement. The process summed up:
Once Rice resigns, filing opens at noon on the third Friday after Rice’s seat becomes vacant. It stays open for 10 days. The primary election will be held the 11th Tuesday – roughly three months – after Rice’s resignation date. The general election will be the 18th Tuesday following the resignation.