Making Democracy Work

Citizen Education

Our Nonpartisan Voter Guides: A Trusted Community Resource

The League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area provides this resource for Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester County voters: online voter guide

voter guide provides a customized ballot, candidate profiles and responses to election issue questions, full ballot language information, and, post-election results for every election. Nonpartisan, reliable information is supplied by the League of Women Voters, candidates, and the South Carolina State Election Commission.

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Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area presents fair, nonpartisan candidate forums open to the general public. We welcome the opportunity to work with community organizations as cosponsors. To maintain the integrity of our candidate forums, we adhere to a strict candidate forum policy and ask that any sponsoring organization accept certain responsibilities. After reading our policy and responsibilities, you may contact us,, about a partnership.

Advice on Researching and Judging Candidates

If you are having a hard time choosing candidates who will best represent you, see our advice on How to Judge a Candidate and download How to Choose a School Board Candidate.