Better Ballot Bulletin: July 1, 2021

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Nicole --

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

Poll Finds New Yorkers 'Overwhelmingly' Support Ranked Choice Voting: CBS New York. 83% of those polled found the process simple and 75% want to use it again.

Explainer: Ranked Choice Voting Gets Big Test in NYC: Associated Press.

Worried about how long NYC's results are taking? It's not because of IRV. Those results can easily be tabulated by computer. NYC has a long period in which absentee ballots can be returned.

Better Ballot Events

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

Saturday, July 10: Canvassing at the Soda City Market in Columbia. RSVP here.

Wednesday, July 14: Pitch Training via Zoom. Great place for newbies to learn the ropes and seasoned veterans to hone their skill. RSVP here.

Tuesday, July 27: 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've started to put out some feelers to SC breweries to host a Rank My Brew night. If you have a business and would like to host a ranking event or would like to help plan one, please email us at [email protected]BallotSC.org. We can rank all kinds of things: ice cream, wings, wine, etc. Consumables are the easiest, but if you have another idea, let us know!

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

Check out this new site: By the People. IRV is on it and you can endorse it today with a quick video.

Good Governance

Good Governance Symposium Hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area: While the live events are over, you can view recordings of each event here.

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.

Consider making a monthly contribution. It helps us to better strategize our long term goals.

Thank you for your time,

Nicole Sanchez

President, BetterBallotSC
http://www.betterballotsc.org/

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