Making Democracy Work

League Calendar of Events

Our work to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy is active year-round, not just at election time! All of our issue forums and candidate forums are free and open to the public. You can also view a separate calendar of elections.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, February 24, 2020
Terrace Theater
1956 Maybank Highway
Charleston, SC 29412
The Uncivil War: US Elections Under Siege. The Bertelsmann Foundation and the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area cordially invite you to the film premiere of Uncivil War: U.S Elections Under Siege. Americans are losing faith in democracy, and it isn't their imagination. In the lead-up to 2020, Uncivil War, a new documentary from the Bertelsmann Foundation, paints the picture of three different (and legal) ways to undermine an election in the United States: gerrymandering, voter suppression, and disinformation. The film unravels a web of threats to American elections, separates truth from fiction, and exposes a hidden war against democracy itself. It also presents the remedy. The documentary film will be followed by a discussion with special guests and audience Q&A.  Admission is free. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., film begins at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Basic science Building
Rm 349
Documentary: Power to Heal. If you missed an earlier chance to see this documentary about expanding healthcare to African-Americans, this is your chance.
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Local Polling Locations Democratic Presidential Preference Primary.
Monday, March 2, 2020
Main Library, Room B
68 Calhoun St
Charleston SC 29401
LWV Connects: Rising to Meet Our Environmental Crisis. Dr. Stewart Weinberg, of Higher Ground, will be our speaker.

Higher Ground envisions a just, safe, and resilient Lowcountry that is a beacon of light in our state and beyond; a place where folks are in right relationship with each other, the land, and water and prepare for climate disruption through friendships, compassionate dialogue, understanding, and skillful action.

Dr. Stewart Weinberg retired to Charleston in 2012, after serving eight years as the superintendent of the Dallastown Area School District. Prior to coming to Dallastown, Dr. Weinberg served as the superintendent in Ladue, Missouri; Fairbanks, Alaska; and Lawrence, New York. In the world of climate and environment, Dr. Weinberg presently serves as the Climate Lead for Organizing for Action for South Carolina and mentor for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Local Polling Locations Awendaw Special Election: 1 Council Seat.
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Charleston County Downtown Library
68 Calhoun Street
Priorities and Planning Meeting. It's time for one of our most important membership meetings! We will break into different topic groups to discuss and prioritize our work for the upcoming year. Please be ready to discuss the topic that interests you most: Criminal Justice, Education, Health, Money in Politics/Dark Money, Natural Resources, Redistricting, Voter Services/Citizen Education, or Other Topics (such as Gun Safety or Transportation).

Information on the League's national, state, and local positions can be found at These positions guide the League's work. To prepare for the planning discussion, you may want to review positions for subjects that interest you.

If you have questions about the planning meeting, contact Sarah Johnson, Vice President of Issues and Action, at

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Local Polling Locations City of Folly Beach: 3 Council Seats.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Local Polling Locations City of Folly Beach: Runoff if Necessary.
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Daniel Island Location LWV Book Club: Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom continues the League's focus on looking at the relationships between abolitionists and women suffrage proponents in the nineteenth century. For time and address:
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Local Polling Locations Statewide Party Primaries.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Local Polling Locations Statewide Party Primary Runoffs (if needed).
Thursday, June 25, 2020-Sunday, June 28, 2020
Washington, DC LWVUS National Convention. League members are invited to join fellow passionate and engaged League leaders for our biennial national gathering to be held in Washington, DC in June 2020. Here is the call to convention from LWVUS.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Local Polling Locations General Election.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Local Polling Locations Town of Kiawah Island: Mayor/4 Council Seats.