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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)
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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.


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.


Next up:


General election, Nov. 6. There are seven contested statewide races. The only local contested races are for school board.


The school board candidates will meet the voters in a public forum Oct. 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the school board

meeting room at Beck Administration and Education Center. All are welcome to attend and meet candidates and ask

questions.

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Here are the partisan candidates confirmed after the primary elections.
Governor, Republican: Henry McMaster (I) and Pamela Evette for lieutenant

                Democrat: James Smith and Mandy Powers Norrell for lieutenant

Secretary of State, Republican: Mark Hammond (I), Democrat: Melvin T. Whittenburg
Treasurer, Republican: Curtis Loftis (I); Democrat: Rosalyn L. Glenn; American: Sarah Work
Attorney General, Republican: Alan Wilson (I),  Democrat: Constance Anastopoulo
Comptroller General, Republican: Richard Eckstrom (I)
Superintendent of Education, Republican: Molly Mitchell Spearman (I); Democrat: Israel Romero
Agriculture Commissioner, Republican: Hugh Weathers (I); Green: David Edmond; United Citizens Party: Chris Nelums
U.S. Congress 7th District, Republican Tom Rice (I); Democrat: Robert Williams
State House of Representatives District 103, Democrat: Carl L. Anderson (I),
State House of Representatives District 108, Republican: Lee Hewitt (I)
15th Circuit Solicitor, Republican: Jimmy Richardson (I)
Georgetown County Council District 1, Republican: John Thomas
Georgetown County Council District 6, Republican: Steven W. Goggans (I)
Georgetown County Council District 7, Democrat: Louis R. Morant


Here are the local nonpartisan candidates who filed by the Aug. 15 deadline.


School board District 2: Pat DeLeone (I), Tyler Easterling

School board District 7: Zack Grate Jr., Arthur Lance Jr. (I)

For two at-large countywide school board seats: Michael Cafaro, Jim Dumm (I), Brad Dunn, D. Lynn Freeman, John P. Wilson III (I)


For Soil and Water District Commission. two seats available, Marty Avant, Morris Johnson


The following Constitutional Amendment Question will appear on ballots in the November 6, 2018 General Election:

Must Section 7, Article VI of the Constitution of this State, relating to state constitutional officers, be amended so as to provide that beginning in January 2023, or upon a vacancy in the office of Superintendent of Education after the date of the ratification of the provisions of this paragraph, whichever occurs first, the Superintendent of Education must be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate; to provide that the appointed Superintendent of Education shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor; and to require the General Assembly to provide by law for the duties, compensation, and qualifications for the office?

Explanation

A 'Yes' vote will require the Superintendent of Education be appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate.

A 'No' vote maintains the current method of electing a Superintendent of Education.







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.

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