Letter to the Editor – June 6, 2018

The League of Women Voters voter information website, VOTE411.org, is now available to all voters in South Carolina. This year, 325,000 have visited this website nationally. As a one-stop shop, it provides information on races to appear on the ballot, ballot questions, and what candidates commit to do about critical issues.

The questionnaire responses of candidates in the Congressional District 7 primary now appear on the VOTE411.org website. You will also find positions of candidates for statewide office, such as governor and attorney general on the site.

In Darlington County, races for the S.C. House of Representatives, county council and other local
office will appear before the general election on November 6, but is not yet included on the site.
Area newspapers also plan to publish this Voter Guide information.

A 2012 study showed that voter participation of Black, Hispanic, and Asian voters is much lower than of White voters. It showed that voter participation of the 18-24 year-old age group is much lower than any other age group. And it showed that voting rates for all age groups has declined.
The League encourages you to be informed, so that when you vote, you can feel proud to have fulfilled your civic responsibility. Contact me personally if you have questions or concerns about our area’s races at 843-332-6468.

The League of Women Voters is a non-profit political organization, encouraging informed and active participation in government, informing about major public policy issues, and influencing public policy through education and advocacy. With 800 affiliates across the country, League is one of the nation’s most trusted organizations.

Sheila Haney, President League of Women Voters of Darlington County

Author: Rachel Howell

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