True early voting now the law in SC

The days of “absentee voting in person” are now over as Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law the state’s first true early voting provisions. Early voting for the June 14 primary is a total of 9 days from May 31 through June 10. There are no late hours and no weekend days. In

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2022 Democratic Primary Candidates

The Democratic primary will be June 14, 2022. As of this writing, there are still a few days left to register or to update your current registration: In person registration ends tomorrow (May 13), online registration ends May 15, and those mailing in paper registration forms must have them

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Know how to vote – November 2021

Election Day in Greenville County’s municipalities and many special purpose districts is Tuesday, November 2, 2021. We encourage every eligible voter to vote – regardless of political affiliation or candidate choice – because voting is the essence of an enduring democracy. 

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A Call to Action on Voting Rights

By Mary Wright President, DWGC The right to vote is an American right. Kamala Harris recently stated, “When we cast a ballot, we not only decide our leaders. We determine our future.” After a historic turnout at the 2020 elections, we now face a real threat to our democracy – we are witnessing

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2 Greenville Dems head to DC protest

On Monday, August 2, Rev. Susie Smith and Jalen Elrod will join hundreds of activists in a March on Washington, D.C. This march is part of the Poor People’s Campaign’s Moral Monday’s protests that are taking place around the country and will culminate next March in a massive

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Breaking down voting bills in state legislature

By Jeanmarie TankersleyGCDP, Voter Protection Chair Voting laws across the nation have been a topic of great public interest and debate since the November 2020 election.  In South Carolina, a number of bills relating to voting were introduced this past session.  None of the proposed laws

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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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