Spotlight on elections at April breakfast

What’s on every Democrat’s mind right now? Voting rights protection and getting more candidate’s elected. Election Director Conway Belangia answered questions about legislation currently under consideration in the Legislature. And Brett Bursey, exec director of the SC

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What’s in the For The People Act?

By Steve Evered The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed H.R 1, For the People Act of 2019. Here are the major provisions. Protecting and expanding voting rights and election security: Automatic voter registration – eligible voters are automatically registered when they have contact

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The battle over voting

By Laura Haight First, the good news. In South Carolina, there have been twice as many bills filed to expand voting rights (15) as there are to restrict them (7). The bad news is the odds are against the expansive bills becoming law. Reducing the number of polling places for municipal

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Be part of a fair and safe election: Be a volunteer

Election Director Conway Belangia expects to have 150 polling places open for voting. As with every election there will be some changes, so it’s important to check your polling place. Don’t assume you are voting as the same place as last time. A key factor in how long the lines and

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The case for drop boxes

By RUTH TODDGCDP, 1st Vice Chair There are many pros to having ballot drop boxes and some cons…you decide. The South Carolina Election Commission’s Executive Director, Marci Andino, and other SC election officials, have sent a letter to Gov. Henry McMaster, Senate President Harvey Peeler, and

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The security of your absentee ballot

By Laura Haight We have all heard it. The constant railing against mail-in voting, the fear-mongering about rigged elections, massive fraud, and, of course, the efforts by the administration to hog-tie the Postal Service at a critical time. All at the same time that Democrats are trying hard to

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Mail-in voting in November can’t wait

This is the second month of our new feature: The Advocacy Challenge. The challenge, however, remains the same: Reach out to your state elected officials to demand mail-in voting for all in November.  The issue: After passing legislation in May that permitted the use of a “state of emergency”

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(Watch) Politics panel at DWGC Virtual Meeting

Jamie Lovegrove, political reporter for the Post and Courier, Brandon Upson, political operative, and Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter joined the Democratic Women of Greenville County on June 8 to discuss a wide-range of issues from Jaime Harrison’s surging campaign to unseat Lindsey Graham to

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What you need to know about the Democratic Primary Election

The Democratic Presidential Preference Primary will be held on Saturday, Feb. 29. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Absentee voting in person is available for voters who meet one of 16 very broad criteria. Everyone over 65 is eligible to vote early. Absentee voting in person is at County Square, 301

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A great win for 2019; A building block for 2020

Congratulations to Dorothy Dowe, councilwoman-elect at-large, and Ken Gibson, councilman-elect in District 3, for victories that flipped the GOP-stronghold City Council to a Democrat majority. Hard work, community-focused candidates, hundreds of volunteers, and relentless voter engagement paid

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