In November, Charleston Democrats VOTE & GO TO Blue Jam

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Vote Tuesday November 7th!

 The General Election for several critical races in our county; the State Senate District 42 Special Election, and your local municipal elections.  Here’s what you need to know:

When can I vote?

  • 7:00am – 7:00pm, Tuesday November 7 

Where can I vote?

Who do I vote for?

  • State Senate District 42 Special Election: Rep. Deon Tedder is the Democratic Nominee and will be an excellent State Senator for our area.  He needs your vote in this election to defeat a MAGA Trump Republican candidate and keep this seat in Democratic hands after the retirement of former State Senator Marlon Kimpson. (Check the map here to see if you live in Senate District 42)!
  • Municipal Elections: Several cities and towns are holding Municipal Elections this fall (Awendaw, Charleston, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, James Island, Lincolnville, McClellanville, Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston, Ravenel, Rockville, Seabrook Island, and Summerville).  These are non-partisan elections and the Charleston County Democratic Party does not officially endorse or support candidates without a party affiliation.  We strongly encourage voters to learn more about their non-partisan candidates through local media outlets (here and here) and other reputable voter guides (here).

How do I find more information about voting?

  • On you can confirm your registration, polling location, view your sample ballot, and much more!

What’s this I’ve heard about runoffs?

  • Some local elections, including for the City of Charleston’s Mayor and Council, require a runoff if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in the general election. If a runoff is necessary in any race, it will be held on November 21st.  We’ll keep you posted on what you need to know if & when that happens!
Visit to learn more about Voting this Fall!

Blue Jamboree 2023 – November 18!

Join us for the official kickoff rally for the 2024 election season!  Blue Jamboree is the annual tradition where our most active and supportive local Democrats have their first opportunity to meet the Democratic candidates who will be on their ballot in the upcoming election year.

This year’s Blue Jam will be Saturday November 18 from 12-4pm at the American Theater on King St.  Come join us to hear from your local Democratic leaders and a soon-to-be announced headline speaker!
Space is limited so please purchase your tickets below ASAP!

Get your Blue Jam Tickets Today!

Senator Margie Bright Matthews Wins JFK Profile in Courage Award!

There aren’t many counties in the country who can celebrate their State Senator winning one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for political courage, but most counties don’t have Senator Margie Bright Matthews as their Senator.

We could not be more proud of our own local Democratic State Senator receiving the John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award for her courageous stand against the Republican efforts to end Reproductive Freedom in South Carolina.  Senator Bright Matthews received the award along with her four fellow “Sister Senators” and we are grateful for her continued principled service to our party, our county, and our state.

Watch Senator Bright Matthews Acceptance Speech!
Support Her Reelection Campaign Today!

Republican Legislators back Book Bans and School Board Chaos

The chaos on the Charleston County School Board has been an embarrassment to our county and a danger to the education of our children.  Ever since the extreme right-wing group, “Moms for Liberty” won a 5-4 majority on the board last year, there have been attempts at censorship and targeting of educators that should be chilling to anyone concerned about public education in our democracy.

It’s so clear that “Moms for Liberty” is an extreme conservative organization that even other Republicans and non-partisan office holders have publicly condemned the turmoil they’ve created in our schools.

Sadly, this week, three of our most extreme Republican State Legislators (Rep. Matt Leber, Rep. Kathy Landing, and Rep. Jordan Pace) endorsed this extremism and chaos in our schools.

Charleston Democrats stand in strong opposition to any legislators supporting this group and we look forward to running strong candidates against them in 2024.  We also once again want to recognize the brave and principled school board members standing up to the extreme conservative majority and fighting for honest and high-quality public education in Charleston County: Courtney WatersDaron Lee CalhounDarlene Dunmeyer-Roberson, and Carol Tempel

Read about the GOP Support of Censorship & Chaos in Schools

Stay Current on Charleston County Democratic Happenings!

As a reminder, this full newsletter is now being published monthly on the 1st of every month (apologies this one was a few days late), but there are several other ways to stay up-to-date on news, events, and other information in-between newsletters:

  • Follow our Facebook page.
  • Regularly check the Calendar and News pages on our website.
  • Search for Charleston County Democratic Party events on Mobilize.
  • We will still send ad-hoc email event reminders and action alerts as necessary throughout each month.

Upcoming Events 

Visit our calendar at for the most up-to-date listing of local events.


Charleston County Democratic Women – November Meeting

We would love to get an update on what is going on in with the County party and the best way we can can help as we move into the 2022 election season, Sheriff Graziano will also be speaking at this meeting.  We meet at Frothy Beard Brewing, social time at 6PM, meeting from 6:30 to 7:30.

RSVP Here>

Charleston Democrats Monthly Meeting & Blue Jam Volunteer Training Session

Join us for our monthly meeting at the Charleston County Democratic Party headquarters at 6:30 pm on November 16. This will be a working meeting as we go over the details for our annual Blue Jam rally on November 18 and will serve as the volunteer training session so please attend if you are willing and able to assist with Blue Jam!

RSVP Here>

2023 Blue Jamboree

Join us for the official kickoff rally for the 2024 election season!  Blue Jamboree is the annual tradition where our most active and supportive local Democrats have their first opportunity to meet the Democratic candidates who will be on their ballot in the upcoming election year.
RSVP Here>

East Cooper Democrats Monthly Meeting

Join the East Cooper Democrats for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 28th, at 7 p.m. For our November meeting, we will discuss Organizing to Elect Democrats in 2024 and hear from East Cooper Democrat member Cate Mayer on her organization Be The Ones.

RSVP Here>

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