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OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC
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. Because of virus considerations, meetings are not definite at this time, although we are working on a way to meet on Aug. 17.
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.
Petition candidates, July 15; nonpartisan candidates, such as our school board, Aug. 17
Four school board seats are open for election: District 3, currently held by Sandra Johnson; District 4, currently held by
Randy Walker; District 5, vacant due to the recent death of Elery Little; and District 6, also vacant due to the recent death of Richard Kerr.
Primary election results:
Democrats: U.S. House District 7, countywide, Melissa Ward Watson defeated Robert Williams and William H. Cowboy Williams and will face Republican incumbent Tom Rice in November; in State Senate District 32, incumbent Ronnie Sabb defeated Ted Brown, Manley Maxwell Collins and Kelly Spann, and will face Republican challenger David Ellison. In County Council District 3, incumbent Everett Carolina Sr. defeated Leona Tiger Miller and has no opposition in November.
Republicans: U.S. Senate, countywide, incumbent Lindsey Graham defeated Duke Buckner, Michael LaPierre and Joe Reynolds and will face Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison; For Coroner, Chase Ridgeway defeated Allen Weldon Morris and has no opposition in November. For Treasurer, Miriam Mace defeated incumbent Allison Sippel Peteet and has no opposition in November. For County Council District 2, Bob Anderson defeated incumbent Ron Charlton in a close vote that may be protested. There is no opponent for the seat in November.
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.
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 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.
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 November elections:
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.