THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN South Carolina
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- ACLU of South Carolina
- League of Women Voters of South Carolina
- NAACP South Carolina
- Palmetto Project
- South Carolina Progressive Network
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN SOUTH CAROLINA
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR SOUTH CAROLINA
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN SOUTH CAROLINA
An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN SOUTH CAROLINA
A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS CAN BECOME LAW IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Twenty-four states, including South Carolina, do not feature a process for citizen-led ballot initiatives. This means that a state legislator must sponsor a bill in order for it to be voted on to become law. This requires you to be in relationship with your state legislatures. Some tactics used in these states to pressure on them to act are community powered lobbying, marching, and nonviolent civil disobedience. LEARN MORE!
South Carolina DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about the Freedom to Vote Act.
VOLUNTEER TO PROTECT THE VOTE!
Join Common Cause’s Election Protection program makes sure eligible voters know how to cast their ballots and ensure they are counted. Sign up to help voters — by monitoring polling places, contacting voters, watchdogging social media for disinformation, and more!
GUARD YOUR OWN VOTE!
The right to vote and have our voices heard is fundamental to our democracy. Our democracy is stronger when every eligible American participates, confident that when they cast a vote that it will be counted as cast. Make sure you are registered to vote and know where your polling place is located!
South Carolina Redistricting Challenge
The South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s past congressional and legislative maps for being malapportioned after the release of 2020 census data. The complaints allege that the new House and congressional maps are racially gerrymandered and dilute the voting strength of Black voters.
South Carolina Cure Guidance
Victory for voting rights in South Carolina! The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee filed a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s lack of cure opportunities for mail-in ballots with alleged signature or witness requirement deficiencies. After the district court granted a preliminary injunction in a case raising related issues, the state was prohibited from disqualifying otherwise valid ballots based on mismatched signatures without providing notice and an opportunity to cure.