Making Democracy Work

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Can men join the League?

Yes! Membership is open to men and women who are citizens and at least 16 years old. (Non-voting associate membership is available for younger people and non-citizens.) See our membership page for more information.

How do I find out if I'm registered to vote?

Check the South Carolina State Election Commission's voter registration database.

Can an ex-offender register to vote?

Yes, SC residents who have completely served their sentences, including probation or parole, CAN register to vote. Click here for more information.

Where can I find answers to questions about voter registration?

Please see our frequently asked questions about voter registration.

Does the League endorse candidates for office?

The League does not support nor oppose candidates per its nonpartisan policy.

Can I sponsor a League member?

We welcome members and others to sponsor memberships. A membership to the League is a great way to get your children or parents more involved in civic life!

Can I be a League member in name only?

We recognize that our members and potential members live busy lives and may not be able to commit time to the League on a regular basis. We welcome members at all commitment levels, as your dues and donations allow us to continue our hands-on work to safeguard democracy.

What percentage of the League's budget is used for administration?

Membership dues paid to our local League are split three ways: the national League ($28), the state League ($14), and our Charleston Area League ($3). None of the funding provided to the state or local Leagues is used for salaries because neither employ paid staff. The programs and services of the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area are primarily provided through the generous donations of our members and others.