Vote Blue SC in the General Election

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As you may remember, CCDP rolled out our absentee voting website back in the spring to help simplify the process of absentee voting for voters across the state. With less than 100 days until the November election, we are excited to remind everyone about this system and its features as we prepare for the most important election of our lifetimes. Vote Blue presents voters with all of their options to receive an absentee application, from receiving it via email to having it mailed. Most importantly, it gives our volunteers the ability to check in with the voter at each stage of the process to make sure they understand all the steps and when the next step is due. Voters’ requests go directly to their county’s Board of Elections, and many voters have reported getting their ballot application within minutes of submitting the form.

Since the primary, we have made improvements to the website to make the request process even more straightforward, including adding the ability to request applications for family members. Furthermore, we are committed to helping voters as they move through the often complex absentee process and have linked the website to the South Carolina Election Commission in order to allow voters to check their absentee ballot status at any point in the process. We want to encourage everyone to tell all of their Democratic friends, family members, and neighbors about this great website.

To this point, we also realize that the November election will bring in even more absentee requests than the primaries, both here in Charleston County and statewide. Therefore, we will need a lot of help from volunteers to help voters with their questions about the absentee process and to check in with voters at each stage. Similar to when we first rolled out Vote Blue SC, we will hold a virtual training session on Saturday, August 1 at 4 PM. Through this session, volunteers will learn about how to help others with registration and absentee voting and answer questions about Vote Blue. If you are interested, please click the button to RSVP below or see the event listed later in the newsletter. In addition to the voter registration and education initiatives we discussed last week and the amazing Democratic candidates and volunteers we have, Vote Blue SC will help us elect Democrats up and down the ballot this November!

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Did you know that there is a Special Election for a Statehouse race here in Charleston less than two weeks? We need to put some extra emphasis on calling these voters in the next couple of weeks. Can you help us find more Democrats? This is our first chance to flip a seat in 2020!

Upcoming Events

All meetings until further notice will be conducted “virtually” using Zoom. You can connect by computer or telephone. We will continue to use MobilizeAmerica to RSVP.

THU JUL 30 8:30 AM

Virtual Coffee with ColleenBrew your own cup of joe and join the conversation by phone or video chat. 

Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >

Virtual Town Hall with SC House 115 Democratic Nominee Spencer Wetmore and Carol Tempel
Join Democratic Nominee Spencer Wetmore and Carol Tempel for SC House District 115’s Town Hall. Together, Spencer and Carol will discuss the critical issues facing our community in anticipation of the SC House 115 Special Election on August 11th.

Virtual Event (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >

Virtual Community Meet & Greet with Ed Sutton and Sam Skardon
Please join Ed Sutton (Candidate for SC House District 114) and Sam Skardon (Candidate for SC Senate District 41) for a virtual community meeting. Bring your neighbors & questions!November is coming, it’s time to get to work! We look forward to seeing you there!

Virtual Event (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >

Virtual Vote Blue Training
Learn the basics of absentee voting and registering to vote so you can help voters through the process. RSVP to receive a link to join this virtual training online with your computer, telephone or mobile device.

Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >

Joe Cunningham for Congress Kickoff Weekend Phonebank
(Virtual)Making calls to local voters is the best method we have of building the foundation we need to re-elect Congressman Joe Cunningham in November. This election will be close, and we are counting on supporters to join our team. Each shift this weekend will start with a training before the Phonebank starts, so that you will be prepared to talk to voters in our community. 

Also, sign up for daily virtual phone banking in the days following the Kickoff Weekend!Virtual Event (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP (Kickoff Weekend) >
Click here to RSVP (Daily Phonebanking) >

Virtual Political Trivia Night
Join the East Cooper Democrats on Thursday, August 6th for our second round of Virtual Political Trivia! Come test your political knowledge online with your friends from across the county. Towner Magill of East Cooper Democrats will be hosting a Virtual Trivia Night via Zoom using an online platform called Kahoot. All you need for our Virtual Trivia Night is your laptop or tablet, and a smartphone. We’ll ask a series of questions via Zoom and you’ll answer on your smartphone. We’ll have a prize for the winner, and a good time is guaranteed!

Virtual Event (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >

League of Women Voters Virtual Candidate Forum: House District 115 Special Election
Join us for our first candidate forum of the season! Voters in House District 115 (Includes James Island, Folly Beach, Seabrook, and Kiawah) will vote on August 11 to decide who will fill the unexpired term left by former Rep. Peter McCoy (now US District Attorney.)Candidates Eugene Platt (Green Party), Josh Stokes (Republican Party), and Spencer Wetmore (Democratic Party) will all join us to share their vision for the District and South Carolina and answer your questions.

Virtual Event (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >
MON AUG 10 6:30 PM
West Ashley Democrats Virtual Meeting
Come meet your fellow West Ashley Democrats and hear what is going on! We’ll have a Criminal Justice discussion with Kristin Graziano & Ben Pogue!November is coming, it’s time to get to work! We look forward to seeing you there!

Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >
Relational Organizing with East Cooper Democrats
The countdown is on to the November 3rd election and we need all hands on deck! We want to be sure that no votes are left on the table, and that includes our friends and family! Join us Thursday August 13th at 7pm for a discussion on relational organizing. Let’s use our voices to engage and educate our network of democrats to flip SC blue!

Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >


Though our office is still closed to the general public due to the pandemic, we are pleased to continue to offer a blessing box out front. Please help us keep it stocked with items people may need, from non-perishable food to cleaning supplies to hygiene products. We are proud to be part of this important resource for our community. Visit our office at 1379 Ashley River Road and drop some donations in the box for those in need.

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