Welcome to the first Better Ballot Bulletin. Here you will find important updates in the world of instant runoff voting, events to attend that help spread the word of IRV, and information and news about other good governance policies.
News in Instant Runoff Voting
The Virginia GOP will use IRV in Republican Primary: Shore Daily News
Reasons to Like Ranked Choice Voting (IRV): Cato Institute, May 7
SC Humanities Electoral Initiative: Ranked Choice Voting (RCV/IRV). A Better Alternative?
Better Ballot Events
Friday June 4, 9pm: Pitch Training (For canvassing and general persuasion). RSVP here.
Every Saturday in June: Canvassing at the Soda City Market in Columbia. RSVP here.
Tuesday June 22, 7pm via Zoom. Statewide Strategy Meeting: RSVP here.
Want to get involved? Check out all the ways that you can contribute to this great movement. For some, you don't even have to leave the house!
We also had our first meeting and trivia night. If you have an idea for a fun meeting, please email us at [email protected]
Gerrymandering: manipulating the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class. The lines are redrawn this year.
Check out this article from the Post and Courier to learn more about gerrymandering. Grand Strand Together is one of many organizations workings towards improving governance in our state. If you know of other organizations and events, please share them with as at [email protected]
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