The Palmetto Project

Civic Participation

Since we launched our Palmetto Voter Project in 1994, South Carolina voters have set records for turnout in every election. In 2004 more than half of the state’s eligible voters cast ballots for the first time in history, and then did it again in 2008 and 2012 by even bigger margins. Our leadership in reforming the state’s election system in 2003 continues to insure that our state’s votes are fully counted and voting is accessible and fair.