I have served on the Board of Directors for the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) since 2011. I could not be prouder of this organization’s latest efforts to promote increased voting in this fall’s election season.
Voting is a cornerstone characteristic for a functioning democracy and preserving rule of law. In the United States, voter turnout lags most developed countries, with only 56% of voter-age Americans turning out in the 2016 election. For a well-functioning and sustainable economy, businesses must support participation amongst its stakeholder groups in all democratic rights and responsibilities. Therefore, ASBC is committed to increasing both registration and turnout for the 2020 elections.
ASBC believes that voting is an indelible part of doing business in the United States along the following four reasons:
- Voting strengthens accountability in public policy and primacy of rule of law
- Voting strengthens legitimacy of American public and private institutions
- Voting strengthens an inclusive and equitable economy
- Voting strengthens a high road economy for all workers
ASBC encourages all individuals to register to vote and encourages organizations and businesses to promote the voting process.
Information about how to register to vote, voting dates and how to become a poll worker in South Carolina is below. The same information for all other states can be found here.
South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce
South Carolina Voter Information
South Carolina General Election
Nov 3, 2020
Early Voting: Not available
In-Person Absentee Voting: Oct 5, 2020 – Nov 2, 2020
Register to Vote Here!
Voter Registration Deadline
Postmarked by Mon Oct 5, 2020
In-Person Request by Fri Oct 2, 2020 5:00PM EDT
Email or Fax by Sun Oct 4, 2020 11:59PM EDT
Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:00PM EDT
Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot:
Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 7:00PM EST