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2018 Calendar for Elections and Forums for Candidates

All of our Candidate Forums are free and open to the public.

BRIEF ELECTION RULES
To vote in a South Carolina election, the registration deadline is 30 days before that election. (Mail in forms must be postmarked by that date.)

To register to vote or change your registration address, go to LWV's Voter Information Center or to the SC Election Commission or any S.C. DMV office.

Polls are open on election days from 7 am until 7 pm.

Need more info? Here are more voting details.

Who's On the Ballot in 2018? Governor; Secretary of State; State Treasurer; Attorney General; Comptroller General; State Superintendent of Education; Commissioner of Agriculture; U.S. House of Representatives; State House of Representatives; Multi-county district offices; Solicitor (circuits 3, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15); various countywide and less than countywide offices.

To see local races on a ballot (e.g., school board), visit the governing County Election Commission's website:
Berkeley County: Adam Hammons, Director, 843-719-4056, webvre@berkeleycounty.SC.gov

Charleston County: Joe Debney, Director, 843-744-8683 jdebney@charlestoncounty.org
Joshua Dickard (Assistant), JDickard@charlestoncounty.org

Dorchester County: Todd Billman, Director, 843-563-0132 or 843-832-0132

City of Charleston Municipal Election Commission

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
 
National Voter Registration Day Register in September - Make it Count in November.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
7pm
100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston, SC 29401
POSTPONED! Check back for new date. U.S. HOUSE, DISTRICT 1 LIVE TV Debate. POSTPONED--To be rescheduled. Check back for new date. League co-sponsors are SC Aquarium, Post and Courier and WCSC Live 5 News. Because this is a live televised debate, there will be very limited seating.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
6:30pm
North Charleston High School Auditorium
1087 E. Montague Ave.
N. Charleston, SC 29405
FORUM: CHARLESTON COUNTY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL BOARD.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
6:30
Charleston County Council Chambers, Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Bldg.
4045 Bridgeview Dr.
N. Charleston, SC 29405
CANCELLED---FORUM: S.C. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICTS 109 & 114.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:30pm
Mt. Pleasant Municipal Complex, Council Chambers
100 Ann Edwards La.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
FORUM: S.C. HOUSE DISTRICTS 110 & 112; CHARLESTON CO. COUNCIL DISTRICT 1. LWV Co-sponsors: Moultrie News & Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6pm
John's Island Regional Library
3531 Maybank Hwy.
John's Island, SC 29455
FORUM: S.C. HOUSE DISTRICT 116 & 119; CHARLESTON COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 8.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
midnight
scvotes.org Voter Registration Extended to Oct. 17. Because of the disruptions caused by Hurricane Florence, voter registration has been extended to Oct. 17 as the last day to register.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:30pm
Hanahan High School Auditorium
6015 Murray Drive
Hanahan, SC 29410
CITY OF HANAHAN MAYOR & COUNCIL.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
11-1:pm
730 Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Join us to write postcards to Get Out the Vote (GOTV). Starbucks & The League Host Postcard Writing Parties

Across the country Starbucks and the League of Women Voters are working together to help turnout the vote for the November 6 midterm election. In the Lowcountry, the Charleston Area League will supply the postcards, and attendees are asked to bring stamps and the names and addresses of friends and family who will receive the postcard reminders about voting. The League will also coach on the use of Vote411, its online voter guide.

The League of Women Voters does not support political parties or political candidates. It supports the right of all eligible citizens to vote.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:30pm
James Island Presbyterian Church Gym
1632 Ft. Johnson Rd.
Charleston, SC 29412
FORUM: S.C. HOUSE DISTRICT 115, CHARLESTON COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 9, PROBATE JUDGE, REGISTER OF DEEDS.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
2-4pm
9514 Dorchester Rd., Suite 100
Summerville, SC 29485
Join us to write postcards to Get Out the Vote (GOTV). See Oct. 18 for more information.
Monday, October 22, 2018
5-7pm
101 Sigma Drive
Nexton
Summerville, SC 29486
Join us to write postcards to Get Out the Vote (GOTV). See Oct. 18 for more information.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:30pm
Dorchester County Adult Learning Center, 1325 Boone Hill Rd., Summerville, SC 29483 FORUM: DORCHESTER TWO SCHOOL DISTRICT.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:30pm
Heart to Heart Outreach Ministries
106 Behrman St.
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
S.C. HOUSE DISTRICT 100 & 102, BERKELEY COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 7.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:30
Dorchester County Council Chambers
KFW Building
201 Johnston St.
St. George, SC 29477
S.C. HOUSE DISTRICT 97 & DORCHESTER COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 & 3.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
6:30pm
Northwoods Community Center
8348 Greenridge Rd.
North Charleston, SC 29406
SC House 15 & 117.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
 
Statewide & local, including Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester Counties General Election. Last day to register: Oct. 6
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
 
City of Hanahan, Berkeley County General Election. Last day to register: Oct. 6
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
 
Town of St. Stephen General Election. Last day to register: Oct. 6
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
 
Town of Kiawah Island, Charleston County Municipal Election: Mayor & 4 Council. Last day to register: Nov. 4