The League of Women Voters of South Carolina is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes candidates for office,
or political parties, and any use of the League of Women Voters name in campaign advertising or literature has not been authorized by the League.
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Voters Guide to Candidates for Superintendent of Education Learn More
- Questions to and answers from candidates for state Superintendent of Education.
LWVSC Council Meeting Learn More
- LWVSC Council Meeting
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South Carolina Voting & Election Information Learn More
- Empowering South Carolina citizens with the information and tools they need to engage in our democracy
Here you will learn:
Made possible in part by the League of Women Voters Education Fund.
- How to register
- How to use a voting machine
- The location of your polling place
- Procedure and location for college students to register and vote
- How to check your absentee ballot
- Who are the candidates
- Election dates you need to be aware of
- and much, much more
LWVSC JOINS AMICUS BRIEF IN THE CASE OF SHELBY COUNTY VS. HOLDER
LWVSC points out the continuing importance of the Voting Rights Act and urges the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold its constitutionality in an amicus brief before the Supreme Court in Shelby County v. Holder.
Ethics in State Government Learn More
Ethics reform must be a central issue for anyone who cares about South Carolina's environment, education, infrastructure, or any of the other ways that government affects our lives. The future of our state depends upon comprehensive ethics reform.
H.3945 - On March 11, 2014, the remaining general ethics reform bill in the General Assembly that has advanced enough for a chance of passage - was stripped of enforcement reforms in the Senate. This is extremely unfortunate. When the House completes work on the budget, they will presumably return to this bill. We do not expect concurrence with the Senate version. Expected amendments include Rep. Kirkman Finlay's campaign finance reforms that are also under consideration as free-standing bills (H.4492-4497), which the League supports. We also hope that the House will do what the Senate did not, and add provisions for independent investigation of complaints against legislators.
- 2013 Ethics Reform Update: From Start to Finish
- Feb. 24, 2014 Update: Try Again on Ethics Reform
- March 8, 2014 Update: Ethics and Elections--A Government in Disarray
- Jan. 31, 2014 Update: Restructure the Ethics Commission: Beyond Foxes and Hens
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Message from the LWVSC co-Presidents Learn More
Welcome to the website of the League of Women Voters of South Carolina. We hope your visit will help you better understand the League and your government. Our focus on the issues and on encouraging true government of the people has earned the League its reputation as a respected and effective participant in the American political process in an era of proliferating and powerful special interests. The League's advocacy of the public interest is increasingly recognized as an essential voice of democracy. I hope you will join us in our mission of being A Voice For Citizens -- A Force For Change.
Message from the LWVSC Co-Presidents
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