Making Democracy Work

Improving Elections

Learn about the election process and on-going initiatives.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

Voter-Centered Redistricting for South Carolina

At present, our legislators draw their own districts, shifting lines to their own advantage and that of their party. We advocate a non-partisan approach to redistricting reform. We want district lines drawn by an independent citizens commission and we want criteria that do not include protecting the interests of incumbents or parties. 22 other states have already shifted to an independent commission.

We must convince our SC legislators that their voters care about this issue enough that they must respond to our call for reform. We need:

1. Awarness
2. Acceptance
3. Action from the public

Bills have been introduced, but will go nowhere without public support.

Ready to learn more about redistricting? Please view this slick 5-minute presentation by our Charleston LWV: http://lwvcharleston.org/RedistrictingReform.html

Hosting Candidate Debates

"Nov 2017 - Loris Candidate Forum: 6 candidates for 3 Council seats at the Loris Public Safety building.

May 2015 - Socastee area voters considered candidates for Horry County Council District 6 Special Election Primary-Jun 16-at the Socastee Library. Candidates Ric Coates, Blaine Garren, Mark Hanna, and Chris Stephens shared their views on challenges facing Horry County today. Mark Hanna and Cam Crawford will compete in the Jun 30 Primary Runoff

October 2014 - Myrtle Beach voters considered candidates' able responses to concerns about improving academic performance of all students, increasing parent/community involvement in the schools, and reducing overcrowding in a time of unprecedented population growth in Horry County

Voter Photo ID: New law as of Jan 2013--Be sure to have 1 of the 5 acceptable photo IDs when you vote at your polling place.
The 'Voter Fraud' Myth Debunked --Rolling Stone, June 2012