OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC
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
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.
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. The next meeting is Jan. 20.
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: Feb. 4 special sheriff's election
Incumbent Sheriff Carter Weaver won the Dec. 3 Republican Party primary and will be the only candidate on the general election ballot on Feb. 4. No Democrats or independents are running, however state law requires that an election be held. Write-in votes are possible on the ballot. Birt K. Adams, who filed to run as a Democrat but did not complete the paperwork, is mounting a write-in campaign.
Democratic presidential preference primary
The Democratic presidential preference primary will be Feb. 29. All registered voters may participate. The Republican Party is not at this time planning to hold a presidential primary.
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.