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Rallying women voters to the polls

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

 Lowcountry women politicians and business owners want to make sure when next month's elections come around, female voters are making their voices heard at the ballot box.

"Rally at the Royal," a non partisan event held Monday night, drew a crowd of women connected to the political system. Former Congressional candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch, Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page, and South Carolina Secretary of State candidate Ginny Deerin were part of the push.

Organizer Karalee Fallert said she hopes the effort will "inspire, educate, motivate women to get involved."

According to Fallert, "we just want women to get together and realize that we've only been able to vote for 94 years. That might sound like a long time, but in the big scope of things it's not a lot of time. We can't take it for granted."

Fallert says women voters do show up to the polls in good numbers, but that all women need to be engaged in the process.

The gathering was held at the Royal American in Charleston. 

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