The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
John Ruoff has been involved in redistricting since the days of paper maps, magic markers and adding machines. He has drawn maps for every level of single-member districts in South Carolina, from boards of public works to the U.S. Congress, including the last three rounds of statewide redistricting. He has testified as an expert in redistricting and voting rights cases on drawing district maps, racial polarization in voting, history and socio-economic disparities.
He co-authored a law review article on voting rights in South Carolina: 1982-2006. He holds advanced degrees in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ruoff lives in Columbia, SC, with his wife Ann Maletic, the Treasurer of the Columbia League.