OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC
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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.
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
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. April 20 meeting has been canceled due to health authorities' guidance to avoid gatherings at this time. The next meeting is scheduled for May 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.
Filing for partisan office that ended March 30 resulted in two party primaries for Georgetown County. They will be on the June 9 ballots.
Democrats: U.S. House District 7, countywide, Melissa Ward Watson, Robert Williams, William H. Cowboy Williams; State Senate District 32, about half of the county, Ted Brown, Manley Maxwell Collins, Ronnie Sabb (I), Kelly Spann; County Council District 3, mostly southern part of the county, Everett Carolina Sr. (I), Leona Tiger Miller.
Republicans: U.S. Senate, countywide, Duke Buckner, Lindsey Graham (I), Michael LaPierre, Joe Reynolds; Coroner, countywide, Allen Weldon Morris, Chase Ridgeway; Treasurer, countywide, Miriam Mace, Allison Sippel Peteet (I); County Council District 2, south coastal area, Bob Anderson, Ron Charlton (I).
In some races there is no other opposition, so the primary winner will most likely take office in the absence of independent or write-in opposition. These races are County Council District 3 (Democrats); County Council District 2, Coroner, Treasurer and Auditor (Republicans).
Six incumbent candidates have no opposition either in the primary or general election. They are Carl L. Anderson, State House District 103; Lee Hewitt, State House District 108; Lee Powers Boan, Probate Judge; Alma White, Clerk of Court; Lillie Jean Johnson, Council District 4; and Raymond Newton, Council District 5. For county auditor, incumbent Brian Schult withdrew after filing, and his Republican challenger Ken Baker is the only candidate for the office.
Additionally, the Republican primary ballot will have two advisory questions, meaning the results are not enforceable, on whether people should be allowed to register by political party, and whether candidates should be banned from running under more than one party banner.
Others who filed and will be on the general election ballot: U.S. Senate, Jaime Harrison, Democratic, Bill Bledsoe, Constitution; U.S. House District 7, Tom Rice, Republican (I), Larry Guy Hammond, Libertarian; State Senate District 32, David Ellison, Republican; State Senate District 34, Emily Cegledy, Democratic, Stephen Goldfinch, Republican (I); Sheriff, Carter Weaver Sr., Republican (I), Birt K. Adams, Democratic. Two Libertarian Party members have filed to run in the U.S. Senate race. They are Keenan Wallace Dunham and David Weikle. A nomination will be considered at the party's state convention.
The school board and soil and water commission are nonpartisan and will file in August.
Remember we do not register by party in South Carolina. A registered voter may choose which primary to vote in, but may vote in only one.
Coronavirus: Please file for an absentee ballot if you meet the qualifications, to avoid crowding at the election precincts. You may also vote absentee in person at the elections office. The elections board has announced special precautions will be in place that include providing a swab for voters to touch the screen with instead of their fingers, and masks and gloves for poll managers.
Below are the current official deadlines for voter registration for the June primaries and November elections:
Deadlines for registration would be Friday, May 8 for in person registration and by mail needs to be postmarked by May 8; online registration can be Saturday, May 9 for the June Primary. For November, in person Friday, October 2 and mail in application postmarked by October 2 but online registration can be done Saturday, October 3.
Only the last four digits of a Social Security number are needed now for new voter registrations.
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.