Better Ballot Bulletin: June 15, 2021

Welcome to the 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

After passing ranked choice voting in 2020, Alaskans are exercising their new instant runoff voting muscles: Alaska Public Media

NYC Mayoral Candidate on Kindness instead of Mudslinging: Gotham Gazette

Better Ballot Events

Saturday, June 19: Canvassing at the Soda City Market in Columbia. RSVP here.

Tuesday June 22, 7pm via Zoom. Statewide Strategy Meeting: RSVP here.

Saturday, July 3: Canvassing at the Soda City Market in Columbia. 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!

I like trivia, but what do you like? Do we want to throw axes or shoot pool? If you have an idea for a fun meeting, please email us at [email protected]

Did you know that there are Better Ballot SC Facebook groups for your county? Join yours today to help build the movement in your backyard

Good Governance

Good Governance Symposium Hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area: Monday, June 21, 6pm via Zoom. This session they will be discussing Election Systems and Voter Representation

The Fair Representation Act has been reintroduced in Congress: Check out this Quick Take by FairVote. Among other things, it ensures that all Americans can use IRV for their federal elections.

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.

The League of Women Voters 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]

If you like what you've read here and would like us to continue our efforts, please donate. We're building momentum here in South Carolina. Help us continue to educate our fellow South Carolinians.

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Thank you for your time,

Nicole Sanchez

President, BetterBallotSC

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