OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC
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Or mail to P.O. Box 18, Georgetown SC 29442
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 April 16, 2018, at 11:30 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.
Party primary elections will be June 12 for statewide offices, state House seats, some county council seats. Runoff elections, if needed, will be June 26.
Filing for partisan primary elections is open from noon March 16 to noon March 30.
Statewide offices open in the party primaries are governor, secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general, comptroller general, superintendent of education and commissioner of agriculture. U.S. House seats will be open, our county is part of House District 7. The 15th Circuit solicitor's office will be open; the circuit includes Georgetown and Horry counties. State House seats will be open; the two districts that represent part of Georgetown County are 103 (western side) and 108 (coastal side). County Council Districts 1, 6 and 7 are open.
Note that the law changed the way the lieutenant governor is elected. The lieutenant will be chosen by the gubernatorial nominees. County school board elections are nonpartisan. Districts 2 and 7 and two at-large positions are open and the election will be Nov. 6.
Looking for an opportunity to register to vote? We and partners Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will be at all four high schools during lunchtime April 26. If your child will be 18 by the Nov. 6 election day, he or she can register now and vote in the June 12 primaries. We will also be at the libraries on that date, more complete times to follow.
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.