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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5 Upstate municipalities have non-partisan elections Nov. 5

Five Upstate municipalities have non-partisan elections on Nov. 5. Check the links for detailed information on your local elections and see polling place listings below for changes from your usual voting locations. Fountain Inn has elections for wards 2, 4, and 6: Greer will elect a mayor,

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The road to turning the Upstate blue starts Nov. 5

By Kate FranchChair, GCDP “We matter.”  That was my response when a local reporter asked why Greenville would be the site of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to South Carolina earlier this month.  Democratic Party leadership greatly appreciates the faithful commitment of our true-blue

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