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Our Nonpartisan Voter Guides: A Trusted Community Resource

Build your ballot with VOTE 411. 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.

Candidate Forums

The League will be holding several candidate forums for the municipal elections in 2019 (many voters in the tri-county area will be choosing new mayors and council members.) For a full schedule of forums, please visit our election calendar.

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 or for school board races, How to Choose a School Board Candidate.