Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
This year marks our 100th anniversary! Rooted in the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the League has worked to foster civic engagement and enhance access to the vote since 1920. Our work has evolved from efforts to gain and foster women's suffrage to ensuring that all eligible voters have the opportunity and information they need to exercise their right to vote.
Election Central for Voters Learn More
- South Carolina primaries for statewide and local offices are on June 9. We are excited to be offering our nonpartisan voting guide online at Vote411.org. NEW: All South Carolina voters can now vote absentee by mail in the June 9th primary, using excuse #18: State of Emergency.
League Calendar of Events Learn More
- Our work to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy is active year-round, not just at election time! However, COVID-19 has led to the indefinite suspension of many of our events. Please join us on Facebook for updates on elections and how COVID-19 is impacting democracy and voting rights.
All of our issue forums and candidate forums are free and open to the public. You can also view a separate calendar of elections.
NOTE THAT CITY ELECTIONS THAT WERE POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19, HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR JULY 14. IF A RUNOFF IS NEEDED, IT WILL BE JULY 28.
Redistricting Reform Learn More
- It happens quietly at the beginning of each decade, in back rooms and behind closed doors. In this explainer, the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area lays out what's wrong with our current redistricting process.