Increase Voter Participation through More Informed Voters
(Berkeley County, SC) The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area to increase voter participation and political responsibility, through the ability to have easy access to information on candidates and voter information. The Berkeley Chamber’s web page, www.berkeleysc.org will feature the League’s widget VOTE 411; before every election, VOTE411 offers a voter’s guide to candidates on the ballot. Voter can enter their voting address to see their candidates’ responses. Through the League the Chamber will also offer online voter registration, and support candidate forums.
Chris Stow, Berkeley Chamber President, “Our Board appreciates the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area for this great collaboration. Our Chamber has always supported voter participation, and this is a great opportunity for Chamber members to become more informed on candidates and their platforms. We all need to take an active role in becoming more informed on legislation that effects our lives and businesses”.
Elaine Morgan, CEO of Berkeley Chamber, “Our chamber is non-partisan; however, this will allow the chamber to promote easy access to the political arena. Also, both organizations will remain autonomist, which will allow their board or membership if needed to endorse legislation that is prudent to their own mission.”
About Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in the greater Berkeley County area. The Chamber seeks to accomplish this vision by advocating for initiatives that enable businesses to grow, thrive and remain relevant and forward-thinking in an ever-changing world. The chamber exists to create a positive impact on our community. The Berkeley Chamber strives to be the unifying force that brings together and leads those who work to improve the quality of life in the Berkeley County region through business growth.