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Or mail to P.O. Box 18, Georgetown SC 29442

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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.

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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)

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.Next meeting is Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. at Applewood.

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.

Watch this page for notices of elections and who the candidates are.

National Voter Registration Day events

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 is National Voter Registration Day in the United States. Members of the League of Women Voters (LWV) along with other volunteers will register citizens to vote. This is a nonpartisan effort. This year the LWV Georgetown County in conjunction with the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Club 142 will be at all 4 Georgetown County Libraries (Georgetown, Andrews, Carvers Bay and Waccamaw) to register citizens to vote. Registration hours are from 10 a.m to 12 noon and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m..
Who needs to register? If you have never registered to vote before, as long as you will be 18 on or before Nov. 7, 2017, you can register to vote. If you have moved and are in a new precinct/district, you must re-register to vote listing your new address. Also, if you have had a name change you must re-register to vote.
Students may register to vote where they reside while attending college. Many college students who live on campus receive their mail at a campus post office box.  These students must register at the physical address of their dormitory to vote here in SC elections.  The student's P.O. Box can be provided for mailing and contact purposes.  But if you are already registered out of state and want to vote in your home state elections, you can request an absentee ballot on line.
If you do not have one of the proper ID’s, you can go to the County Voter Registration Office or DMV to get a free photo ID. We recommend that you call them first to get details of what you would need to bring with you:

Georgetown County Board of Voter Registration & Elections
303 North Hazard Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: 843-545-3339

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 7 election.

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All three towns have elections this year on Nov. 7. Andrews and Pawleys Island have nonpartisan elections; Georgetown has partisan elections. If you are having a public forum or candidate event, feel free to notify us. We will share it as long as it is open to all.

Here are those who have filed to run in Georgetown and were successful in the party primary::

Mayor, Republicans: Ron Charlton
Mayor, Democrats: Brendan Barber

Council, Democrats (three seats open): Rudolph A. Bradley, Tupelo Humes, Marty Tennant
Council, Republicans: Carol Jayroe (incumbent), Ed Kimbrough (incumbent), Jerry M. Miller

Here are those who have filed to run in Andrews (three council seats open):

Angela Harris Anderson, Eddie Lee (incumbent), Veronica D. McCray, Bradley Prince.

Here are those who have filed to run in Pawleys Island; mayor and four council seats available:

Mayor,  Jimmy Braswell and Douglas M. Hooks

Council: Robert Ashley Carter (incumbent), Guerry Green, Leda McIntyre Hall, Rocky Holliday (incumbent), Sarah Zimmerman (incumbent).