OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC
WELCOME to the website of the League of Women Voters of Georgetown County. We are proud to have been active within this coastal community since 1981. Our continued focus on voting rights, voter education, open access to government and on issues of public concern have strengthened our reputation as a respected and effective participant in the American political process.
In an era when the political process is all too often driven by special interests, the League's advocacy is an essential element to promote the voice of democracy. Add your voice to ours: "Democracy works when people claim it as their own." (Bill Moyers - The Nation, Jan. 22, 2007).
Contact the League or ask a question
Or mail to P.O. Box 18, Georgetown SC 29442
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We are political, but nonpartisan. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate. Membership is open to all. Current dues are $55 a year, most of which is paid to the state and national League of Women Voters. We have some funds available to assist with dues for those of modest means.
We usually meet on the third Monday of each month, September through May and sometimes in summer, at 11:30 a.m. at Applewood Pancake House in Litchfield. Feel free to join us. The next meeting is Nov. 18.
Use this website for information on how and where to register to vote, under the voter registration and elections tab.
Find who your elected public servants are and how to contact them under the elected public servants tab.
A Republican primary will be held Dec. 3 for candidates seeking the nomination to fill the unexpired term of sheriff. Carter Weaver and Darryel C. Carr will be on the ballot. The winner will face Democrat Birt K. Adams in the Feb. 4 special election.
Results from Nov. 5 city elections
In Georgetown, incumbents Al Joseph and Clarence Smalls were re-elected, and newcomer Hobson Henry Milton was elected. The three Democrats were the only candidates on the ballot for the three available seats.
In Pawleys Island's nonpartisan election, Bryan Henry defeated Mayor Jimmy Braswell. All four incumbent council members were re-elected: Ashley Carter, Sarah Zimmerman, Rocky Holliday and Guerry Green.
In Andrews' nonpartisan election, Mayor Frank McClary defeated challenger Terrance Middleton. Elected to the council were Amy Pinckney-Flagler, James Altman and Robert S. Stamper II.
Informative presentations for your group or club
Do you wonder if your vote really counts? Is it worth the trouble? Is the way districts are drawn affecting the power of our vote? Is the electoral college robbing our vote of the power it should have? Our League has three easy to understand Powerpoint presentations on these topics we will gladly present to any local group that requests it. Just email the webmaster, below.