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LEAD Day Registration and Agenda

The registration form and agenda for the January 31, 2015 LEAD Day can be found here.

This will be held at the South Carolina Education Association at 421 Zimalcrest Drive in Columbia.

The theme is "Sustaining South Carolina: Show Me the Money!"

A Brennan Center report on long lines at polling places

Community forum: School Discipline: Classroom to Prison?

National Commission on Voting Rights Hearing

The Lawyers' Committee on Civil Rights Under Law, National Commission on Voting Rights, conducted a hearing on voting at the Richland County Council Chambers on Thursday, February 6, 2014.

A report of the results has been released. Find it here.

Nuclear Waste

News coverage on nuclear waste in South Carolina--Porter Barron, Jr., in the Free Times, February 5-11, 2014

New Publication Released: Nuclear Waste in South Carolina: An Issue Brief for Citizens

In 1997 Dr. Mary T. Kelly, a chemist and Natural Resources Director for the League of Women Voters of South Carolina, authored a ground-breaking document "The Aging of the Nuclear State: A Survey of South Carolina's Nuclear Utilities", that described the nuclear industry in South Carolina. Dr. Kelly wanted to uncover the facts and particularly to focus public attention on the leaking tanks of neglected high-level waste at what is now called the Savannah River Site (SRS). The purpose of this updated Issue Brief is to carry forward Mary's legacy to inform the public about current nuclear affairs in South Carolina and increase understanding of this critical public health, environmental and economic issue for our state.

Information You Can Use

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. brief

Speakers' Bureau

You have voting rights

Frequently Asked Questions About Voting

Get the free The Election Protection Smartphone App: All you need to know about voting in the palm of your hand! APP

Save All Votes--Information Flyer for Voters

South Carolina Photo ID: Frequently asked questions about how the Oct. 2012 court ruling will affect voters


Register to Vote by October 6th to be able to vote in the November 6th, 2012 General Election.

Online voter registration is now available. Go to Voter Registration.

Constitutional Amendment Question on SC Ballot for 2012 Election

Your Vote Counts!

Your Vote Counts in South Carolina

Current Newsletter

Know Your State: South Carolina Government. Order LWVSC's new publication here For more information, or LWVSC, PO Box 8453, Columbia SC 29202.

LWVSC Advocacy