League of Women Voters Election Issues Program
The League of Women Voters of the Clemson Area is hosting a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, featuring a program focusing on election issues. At the state level, there is a proposed constitutional amendment to change the position of Superintendent of Education from elected to appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate and there are also stirrings of changing from our present open primary system (any registered voter can vote in the primary of either party) to closed primaries (only registered party members can vote, eliminating crossover and excluding independents). Also should runoffs in primaries continue? Until this year’s primary race for the Republican nomination for US House District 4, many people believed that because time is short between primary and runoff and the turnout is low perhaps runoffs are not justified. The leader in that primary only garnered 25% of the vote and was defeated in the runoff. So, join the League of Women Voters of the Clemson Area on Oct. 16, for a lively conversation about how to make parts of the voting process more trustworthy, more representative, and more capable of helping to make democracy work. This is public service program and everyone is welcome to attend the 7pm meeting at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which is located at 100 Thomas Green Boulevard in Clemson. The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.