February 11, 2014
2014 is a significant election year, especially for our state. There are a number of local elections, starting with city council in Seneca in March and other cities through the year, a special election for a school board member in Liberty in April, and the Republican and Democratic primaries in June that will choose candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, a number of statewide offices including Superintendent of Education, all 24 house seats, and some county council seats.
Then in the fall the survivors will face off in our electoral version of American Idol. Elections are far more than popularity contests, or even talent shows. They are opportunities to influence our future and to have a public discussion of issues that face our state, issues that range from Common Core standards for education to outside wastes in our landfills to protecting the integrity of the electoral process to how to best spend our limited funds for highway maintenance.
The League of Women Voters has a proud nonpartisan history of 94 years in helping inform voters about issues and candidates that will enable them to participate in the conversation about the future of our state and cast their ballots wisely.
In our area, the League of Women Voters of the Clemson Area serves voters in Pickens, Oconee and Anderson Counties with voter registration, candidate forums, and public forums on issues of concern to our region, state and nation. We invite the citizens of our three counties to take advantage of these opportunities to participate in government and shape the future for ourselves and our children.
As we draw closer to the June primary and the general election, make sure that you are registered to vote. Attend some of the League’s candidate forums and issue meetings to listen, learn, and participate in the conversation. Civic participation is both a privilege and a responsibility.
The League is willing and eager to help you be a good, informed, responsible citizen. Stay informed about our meeting topics and candidate forums at www.LWVClemsonArea.org.
LWV Clemson Area
LWV Clemson Area