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).
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.
OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC
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.
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.
Filing for Georgetown City Council three seats and mayor
Special election for Georgetown City Council April 13
A special election will be held for the unexpired term of City Council Member Rudolph Bradley, who died on Nov. 28. The term ends on Dec. 31, 2021.
Ronald McInnis won the Feb. 9 Democratic primary for the nomination to the general election ballot. He received 338 votes; Ricky Ferdon received 215 votes and Sheldon Butts received 117 votes. McInnis will face Republican Jonathan Angner on the April 13 general election ballot.
Also, filing will open in March for a four-year term for the seat formerly held by Bradley, as well as those held by Mayor Brendan Barber and council members Tupelo Humes and Carol Jayroe.
Additionally, Georgetown and the two other towns in the county will have elections this year. Filing for partisan office will be in March. Andrews and Pawleys Island hold nonpartisan elections, and filing will be in August.
Learn how population growth will affect our districts, and our voting power
You are invited to a Zoom presentation on what our districts could look like and how that will affect our votes. The new census means all districts such as those for state House and Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and local county councils and school boards musts be redrawn to account for population changes. Our county is among the few areas that has seen high population growth since 2010, so we could see significant changes. Shayna Howell, leader of the League of Women Voters of South Carolina committee on reapportionment, will lead the discussion and present what we know about the population increase and how we can be involved as these lines are being drawn. The presentation will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22. To request a link to be included, please email email@example.com.