Making Democracy Work

Citizen Education and Voters Service

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.

Need help? Build your ballot with VOTE 411.

Watch a step-by-step video guide for Vote411

One-page guide
to using VOTE411 to build your ballot.

Want to learn more or publicize Vote411?

Download a flyer in English

Download a flyer in Spanish

TO BE UPDATED AS ELECTIONS APPROACH AFTER 2018: Download a page of postcards

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.

Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Resources

1. Recommendations for your successful small-scale voter registration events

2. TO BE UPDATED AS ELECTIONS APPROACH AFTER 2018: Download a .pdf of 2 postcards per 8.5X11 page to encourage voting. Same postcards in Word format

3. The LWVUS is partners with WE THE VOTERS. Share great short films about the system and how it works, doesn't work, and needs to work.


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.