CCDP Newsletter: How to Help on Election Day

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Last week, we discussed the importance of absentee voting in November and how Vote Blue SC will facilitate this process. However, people are still going to be voting in person on November 3rd so we must be sure that our polling locations are well-staffed. Election workers are needed every election, but this is especially true with the continued pandemic. Without these workers, we might see more polling location closures and even longer lines because of understaffing. These closures and long lines would make conditions less safe for in-person voting.

We want to encourage any individuals who are healthy and willing to consider signing up to be an election worker on November 3rd. Being an election worker is an automatic excuse to vote absentee, and there is also a stipend included. Most importantly, being an election worker means that you are helping our democracy function! Even students who are 16 or 17 can work at the polls. If you are interested, we encourage you to find more information here. Additionally, the South Carolina Democratic Party is also looking for volunteer poll watchers who will inform our Voter Protection Team of any issues or irregularities. This role is vital to ensure that the November 3rd election is conducted fairly, especially considering how important this election will be. People interested in this role should contact Director of Voter Protection Shaundra Scott at



We have created flyers you can easily print out and post in places where young people and other folks who are not yet registered to vote might see them. You can download flyers here in black and white or color.


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.

Virtual Candidate Forum with Richard HricikThese will be quick, 30-minute sessions at 8:30am and 6:30pm every other Wednesday where you can ask questions and discuss the important issues that matter most to you. Come and speak directly to an SC Senate candidate who’s ready to move SC FORWARD! Please feel free to invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers!Virtual Event (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >
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 >
League of Women Voters Virtual Candidate Forum: House District 115 Special ElectionJoin 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 >
Virtual Political Trivia NightJoin 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 >
Virtual Countywide Candidate Forum on JusticeCome meet your fellow West Ashley Democrats and hear what is going on! We’ll have a discussion about Justice with Kristin Graziano, Ben Pogue, and Herbert Fielding!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 >
Virtual Community Meet & Greet with Ed Sutton and Sam SkardonPlease 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!Virtual Event (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >
Relational Organizing with East Cooper DemocratsThe 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 >
James Island Folly Beach Democrats Virtual Meeting of ActionWith less than three months to go until the election, we will use our meeting time to phone bank together! Please join the Zoom link below for the first 15 minutes, and then we will share additional information on how to use the remaining 45 minutes to phone bank to help turn-out Democratic voters.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >
Sea Island Democrats Virtual August MeetingJoin the Sea Island Democrats for our virtual August meeting! We’ll be joined by guest Richard Hricik (Candidate for SC Senate 43) who will discuss his platform and information on his campaign. Join us and network with other Democrats out on the Sea Islands! Sign up via Mobilize and receive information to join us on Zoom.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >
Take Action

MAKE PHONE CALLS FOR THE AUGUST 11th SPECIAL ELECTIONDid you know that there is a Special Election for a Statehouse race here in Charleston that is just days away? 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!



CAN YOU COMMIT $10 PER MONTH UNTIL NOVEMBER? We found more monthly donors last week, bringing us closer to our goal. A commitment of as little as $5 per month or more can make a difference. If you are already a monthly donor, please consider increasing your giving level by an extra $5 or $10. We need to find $1,600 more per month in recurring donations to build a winning campaign.


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