You probably already know who you’d like to vote for (or not vote for) so let’s do it. I went this morning and met some very kind, non-confrontational people working the polls, and am confident you’ll have the same type of experience.
Remember, Early Voting started last week and will not be available next week! Early Voting is recommended by Charleston County Democrats because it is safe, very easy, ensures that your voice is heard, and even frees up your time on Election Day.
Unlike previous years, you no longer need to have an “excuse” to vote early, so if you know that the 8th of November won’t work for you or your schedule, don’t wait.
When you go, be sure to bring your picture ID. You don’t need your voter registration card to vote.
Early Voting lasts through Saturday, November 5, from 8:30 AM to 6 PM. Early voting is not available on Sunday.
There are seven locations available for early voting in Charleston County and you may go to any of them to vote early. Should you choose to vote on Election Day instead, your voting location on November 8 will be different from the Early Voting locations.
Early Voting Locations:
Baxter-Patrick James Island Library: 1858 S Grimball Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Hollywood/St. Pauls Library: 5130 SC-165, Hollywood, SC 29449
John’s Island Regional Library: 3531 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455
Main Downtown Library: 68 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401
Mt. Pleasant Seacoast Church: 750 Long Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
North Charleston Convention Center: 5000 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418
West Ashley Seacoast Church: 2049 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
Contact the County Board of Elections with the button below if you have any questions or concerns about voting.
Can You Help “Lit Drop”?
Voting has already started and Charleston Democrats have contacted thousands of voters. CCDP needs your help to reach voters in some of the further corners of Charleston County. These voters often share many Democratic values and are only a 20- or 30-minute drive away, but their vote can’t be taken for granted. We need volunteers to drop off campaign literature at these voters’ doors. A lit drop is fast, easy, and requires no talking with voters. Lit drops are even an easy way to involve kids or grandkids to get out the vote!
Drop by the office to get a lit-drop packet and one of a limited number of Cunningham/Casey signs that the State Party has shared with us!
Please click on the button below to sign up for this critical element of GOTV.
Sign Up as a Poll Worker or Poll Watcher
Our local elections need local voters to volunteer to help run elections. The Charleston County Board of Elections is still looking for Charleston voters to work at voting locations. Poll workers are non-partisan and get paid for their time.
The Charleston County Democratic Party is also looking for poll watchers. Democratic poll watchers monitor a voting location to ensure that every voter has access to all of their legal rights while attempting to vote, and they volunteer their time for a half- or full-day shift.
While both of these jobs are critical to maintaining our democracy, you can only serve in one of these jobs on Election Day. Training is also required for either job before Election Day.
Click on the button below to learn more about signing up as a non-partisan poll worker through the County Board of Elections.
Click on the button below to learn more about volunteering as a Democratic poll watcher.
CCDP Office Hours
Be sure to stop by the Charleston County Democratic Party Office in West Ashley to pick up a yard sign or a lit drop package before Election Day. The Office is open:
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 to 6:00 pm
Many of the Office workers will be out volunteering before Election Day, so just knock at the front door if it is locked.
Candidate Highlight: Joe Cunningham
Former United States Congressman Joe Cunningham was born and raised in a small, rural town in western Kentucky before moving to South Carolina to attend the College of Charleston over twenty years ago.
A product of public schools, Joe attended the College of Charleston before graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelors of Science in Ocean Engineering. After graduation, he worked for a marine and environmental consulting firm in Naples, Florida for five years before being laid off during the 2008 recession. He later graduated from Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law, where he also served as the national Vice-Chair of the Student Bar Association. and after passing the bar exam, Joe moved back to Charleston where he began practicing construction law at a downtown firm.
In 2018, he became the first Democrat to be elected to South Carolina’s First Congressional District in over 40 years. The Charleston Post and Courier called his victory the “biggest upset in modern South Carolina history.” Delivering on his promise to put “Lowcountry Over Party,” Congressman Cunningham was ranked one of the most effective and independent members of Congress.
While serving on the House Veterans Affairs and Natural Resources Committees, he passed two bills into law in his first term, including the Veterans Tele-hearing Modernization Act and the Great American Outdoors Act. In 2019, Joe delivered on another signature campaign promise when the House passed his bipartisan bill banning offshore drilling. Among his proudest legislative achievements in Congress is the passage of his bill to close the Charleston gun loophole, the “For The People Act,” which gets dark money out of politics and ends gerrymandering, and supports legislation implementing term limits for politicians.
Since leaving Congress, Cunningham has returned to practicing law in Charleston and spending time with his 4-year-old son, Boone.
Find Joe Online:
Help CCDP Elect Democrats this November
Charleston County Democrats are working hard to protect our rights now, leading up to the election on November 8 and afterward. However, they need our help to connect voters with the resources required. Please contribute so that Charleston County Democrats can continue to work for our community.
|WED NOV 3 6 PM|
Tamara & Deon: Young Professional Happy Hour
Support Tamara Curry for Charleston County Probate Judge.XO Lounge
|SUN NOV 6 6 PM |
GOTV Rally and (free) Fish Fry
Get Out The Vote and meet some Candidates in the 2022 Election.
Snowden Community Center
|MON NOV 7 5:30PM|
Rally the Vote – Charleston
Join Democratic gubernatorial nominee, Joe Cunningham, for the FINAL stop on his Freedom Tour and to hear about his vision for South Carolina!
The Music Farm
|TUE NOV 8 7 AM -7 PM|
ELECTION DAY Vote if you haven’t done so already.
Find Your Voting Location Here
|TUE NOV 8 Various Times|
ELECTION DAY VOLUNTEER
We need Democrats to be visible and cheer on voters on their way into their polling place.
Sign Up for James Island/Folly Beach
Sign Up for West Ashley
|TUE NOV 8 7 PM|
Election Night Party
Join Joe Cunningham and Tally Parham Casey on Election Night, Tuesday, November 8th from 7:00pm until midnight at The American Theater in Charleston! Come enjoy live music, speeches from the candidates, and a screening of polling results. More information to come! The press and public are invited to attend.
The American Theater
|THU NOV 17 6:30 PM|
CCDP Monthly Meeting
We are back to meeting in person! If you would like to attend this month’s meeting in person, please meet us Downtown at the Charleston County Main Public Library. We will meet in the library’s auditorium. The physical address is 68 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401If you wish to join via Zoom, please make sure you signup to receive the link.
Main Public Library
|THU 8:30 AM |
Coffee with Democrats
Join fellow Democrats for a cup of coffee and great conversation. Still in person at Wildflour Pastry from 8:30-10 AM. No specific topics. Come for the whole time or just a little while.
|UNTIL NOV 8|
Make Phone Calls to Charleston Voters
We’re calling Charleston County voters to make sure they have a plan to vote for Democrats in November. You can call any day, between 11 and 8, from the comfort of your own home. Or have some friends over and make calls together. It’s up to you
|UNTIL NOV 8|
Volunteer to Get out the Vote! We need to Get Out the Vote NOW! Can you help out? We’ll put you in contact with your local precinct leaders(s), who right now are organizing a postcard-writing campaign. If you’ve never volunteered before, this is a great way to start out. There are options for you to help out at your own home, or you can gather and socialize in other GOTV activities.
2022 Candidate Information
2022 CHARLESTON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
State Level Offices:
Joe Cunningham (Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)
Krystle Matthews (Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)
Secretary of State:
Rosemounda “Peggy” Butler (Website; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)
State Superintendent of Education:
Lisa Ellis (Website; Instagram; Twitter; Donations)
United States Congress:
SC-1: Dr. Annie Andrews (Website; Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Donations)
Majority Whip James “Jim” E. Clyburn (Website;
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