The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Where: Richland Library
1431 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
From legislative districts designed to protect incumbents, to political campaigns awash in dark money, to broken or compromised voting machines + the American electorate is increasingly questioning whether their votes matter.
What is happening? How can public confidence be restored in our elections? In the next year South Carolina will purchase a new voting system to replace the current aged out system. What kind of system will ensure secure, accurate, transparent and verifiable elections?
What can we do to shed light on who is trying to influence our votes?
Find out how proposed South Carolina legislation would require unbiased criteria and a non-partisan committee in charge of redrawing election district lines, instead of politicians drawing the lines and choosing their voters.
Come to hear a panel of experts and legislators define these issues and find out how citizens can equip themselves to demand fair election systems and practices.
Senator Mia McCloud - SC Senate, District 22
Representative Beth Bernstein + SC House of Representatives, SC District 78
Duncan Buell, Ph.D. + Professor of Computer Science at the University of South Carolina and recognized expert on voting technology and security.
Representative Gary Clary + SC House of Representatives, SC District 3
Representative Kirkman Finlay - SC House of Representatives, SC District 75
John Ruoff, Ph.D.- Researcher and advocate, a recognized authority on voting rights and redistricting in South Carolina.