Making Democracy Work

Make Democracy Work!

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.

Debate Schedule

What: Richland Two School Board Candidates with Teacher Forum
When: Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: District R2I2 Facility (in the Village at Sandhill) - 763 Fashion Drive, Columbia SC 29229

What: Lexington One School Board Candidates
When: Thursday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Pelion Branch, Lexington Library - 206 Pine Street, Pelion, SC 29123

What: Lexington One School Board Candidates
When: Thursday, October 28, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Lexington High School - 2463 Augusta Highway, Lexington, SC 29072

What: US House District 2 with Law & Global Policy
When: Tuesday, October 30, 9:15 a.m
Where: River Bluff High
NOTE: This event is not open to the public. Live streaming details will be posted soon. By invitation for current League members, RSVP and ID required.

Voter Registration Deadline Extended

South Carolina has extended voter registration to Wednesday, October 17 due to Hurricane Florence.

Registration by Mail: Must be postmarked by Wednesday, October 17.

Online Voter Registration: Register before midnight, Wednesday, October 17.

Applications submitted by fax or email: Must be received by county voter registration office before midnight, Wednesday, October 17.

In-person applications at county voter registration offices: Most county offices will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17. Check locally for specific hours.

Upcoming Elections

Elections are November 6th, 2018! Democracy is not a spectator sport, so get out and participate. Encourage all your friends and family to vote too.

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The Surprising History of Gerrymandering

This video gives a history gerrymandering, a process that draws districts in such a way to ensure legislators pick their voters instead of voters picking their legislators.

Public Transportation

This video explains the history of public transportation in the US and why we must do better going forward.

Who We Are

The LWV of the Columbia Area represents members living in Richland and Lexington Counties. Membership in our league is open to all persons living in the Columbia area aged 16 and older.

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Special Members

Sarah Leverette and Keller Barron honored by USC Sarah Leverette and Keller Baron are lifetime members of the Leage of Women Voters of the Columbia Area. Their papers, letters, and records were placed in the USC Political Collections Library. They were honored with a celebration on March 10, 2016, at the Hollings Special Collections Library. The event honored the creation of the Sarah Leverette Collection.