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.
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.
Georgetown has partisan elections and will elect three council members. Five Democrats filed for the offices, meaning that there will be a primary election on June 11 and a runoff if necessary on June 25. Those who filed are incumbents Sheldon A. Butts, Al Joseph and Clarence Smalls; and Jeanette Ard and Hobson Henry Milton as challengers. No Republicans filed to run, so the election could be decided by the primary unless someone files later to run as an independent or petition candidate.
Special election for Andrews Town Council to complete five months of the unexpired term of Mack E Watford Sr., who resigned to move out of town. The election will be June 25.
Special election for County Council District 5, Andrews area, for a 15-month term to replace Austin Beard, who resigned because he did not live in the district. Those who filed to run for the seat are Democrat Thomas Alford and Republican Raymond Newton. Republican Mark Mercer withdrew after filing, so there will be no primary election. The election will be Sept. 10.
On July 16, residents of Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District will vote in a referendum on whether to allow the district to increase its millage cap from 14 mills to 19 mills, beginning next year. The district says the increase is needed to meet demands due to growth.
Elections in our three towns on Nov. 5.
Andrews and Pawleys Island have nonpartisan elections. Andrews will elect a mayor and three council members; filing for office is Aug. 1-15. Pawleys Island will elect a mayor and four council members. The filing dates are the same.
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.