Making Democracy Work

Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy

The League of Women Voters of South Carolina is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes candidates for office or political parties. No use of the League of Women Voters' name in campaign advertising or literature is permitted that has not been authorized by the League.

LWVSC is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, age, education, sexual orientation, culture, religion, political perspective, and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.

We commit to making deliberate efforts to ensure LWVSC is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard, and every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We commit to working actively to challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination.

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SECURE VOTING DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

ABSENTEE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES EXTENDED TO ALL WHILE UNDER GOVERNOR"S STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER

GA Extends Absentee Voting Opportunity 5-12-20


We thank our legislators, but we also thank all LWV members and other South Carolinians who have joined LWVSC's vigorous campaign to help safeguard our elections during the pandemic! There is no doubt that the outpouring of letters mailed to legislators while they were at home, urging action, played a role in bringing about this result. We are delighted beyond measure that the General Assembly took action today -- and also delighted by your responsiveness to our campaign and by your actions!

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County Voter Registration Absentee Contact Information

In-Person Absentee Voting Locations and Hours


County Voter Registration Offices

THE LEAGUE RESPONSE

Lynn Teague's interview on ETV's "This Week in South Carolina", May 8, 2020.

"It's time to give every South Carolina voter the chance to vote safely by mail." LWVSC op-ed in The State, May 7, 2020

Update on Elections and Pandemic 5/3/20

S.C. Needs to Protect the Health of Voters in Upcoming Elections, Letter to the Editor, Post & Courier, 4/23/20.

Voting in the Pandemic: We Need Action", article and call to action in Women's Rights & Empowerment Network (WREN) Blog, 4//20/20.

Lynn Teague, VP for Issues & Action on Safeguarding Voting 4/10/2020

Protect S.C .Elections During the Pandemic, published 4/3/20 in The Statehouse Report.

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CENSUS

February Policy Webinar from LWV
Getting Ready to get out the Count for the 2020 Census The Census has officially kicked off in Alaska, and it will soon be coming to your state. Data from the Census, collected every 10 years, plays a huge roll in allocating federal funding, deciding how many congressional seats a state gets, and drawing electoral districts! Join us on this Webinar to see how your league can create a #GetOutTheCount plan to ensure that all members of your community respond to the Census and help build fair districts.

You can find the recording and slides for the Webinar here.

Additionally, here is the Census Action Kit. This is where you can find information on the American Libraries Association partnership, bilingual census language guides, and additional information on hard to count communities.

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REDISTRICTING

Invitation to join VOTERSRULE2020, our redistricting blog.
To sign up just click the "Follow" button on the bottom right corner of the blog page.

Stop the Gerrymander! LWVSC's redistricting effort seeks a bipartisan Redistricting Commission and lines which do not protect incumbents or political parties. Go to our Redistricting page to learn more, sign up for our blog, find a speaker, and get one of our Stop the Gerrymander bumper stickers. Learn More

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LWV CENTENNIAL

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION

...THEREFORE, I, Henry McMaster, Governor of the great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim February 2020 as LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS CENTENNIAL MONTH throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to congratulate the League of Women Voters of South Carolina on the League's 100th anniversary.

HENRY MCMASTER GOVERNOR
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

See the entire Proclamation Here.

2020 is our centennial year, and Keller Barron is Chair of the LWVSC Centennial Task Force! If you are interested in volunteering to work on our celebration activities, please contact your local LWV league. And watch this space for news of upcoming events!

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VOTING TECHNOLOGY

Cyber Warfare Proposal to LWVUS From Clemson Area League

See Press Release with contact information for November 2018 SC Election Data Analysis

See Analysis of November 2018 SC Election Data

View the current position on Voting Technology from the League of Women Voters of South Carolina. Click Here

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NEWSLETTERS


Current Newsletter, Spring 2020

Highlights
Co-President's Message 2
LWVSC Council 2
LWV in the Lobby 3
2020 Vision and the Centennial of the 19th Amendment 4
Centennial Chapter Celebrations 4
LEAD Day 6
The ERA Amendment 7
Donate to the League 8

Previous Newsletter, Winter 2020

Highlights
Co-President's Message 2
Gerrymandering: State Court Review? 3
Gerrymandering: Bringing People-Powered Fair Maps to South Carolina! 4
LEAD Day 2020 5
SC Presidential Preference Primary 6
Successful Kick-off Meeting for a Rock Hill Area MAL unit 7
Donate to the League 8

Past Newsletter, Fall 2019

Highlights
Co-President's Message 2
Newsletter Survey 2
Legislative Priority: Education 3
LWVSC History: In Her Shoes 4
Centennial Planning 4
2020 Legislative Update 5
Redistricting Update 6
S.C.'s New Election Equipment 7
Vote411.org 7
Donate to the League 8

To see more SC Voter newsletters, click here

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EMAILED NEWS TO MEMBERSHIP






SC Membership Email 3/5/19
SC Membership Email 1/14/19
SC Membership Email 1/9/19

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SC ACTION ALERTS





SC Action Alert 2/26/19
SC Action Alert 2/5/19
SC Action Alert 1/29/19

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