Better Ballot Bulletin: April 15, 2023


Welcome to the Better Ballot Bulletin. Here you will find important updates in the world of instant runoff voting and events to attend that help spread the word of IRV in SC.


H.4022 News

Introduced by Representatives Neal Collins (R-5) and Dr Jermaine Johnson (D-70)

This bill will give municipalities the option of using instant runoff voting in elections. To move it forward, we still need to convince the leaders of the Judiciary Committee.

We spoke to many legislators on our lobbying day, but we are not guaranteed a hearing...yet. We need to make sure that the leaders of the judiciary know that we mean business. We do that by contacting them.

We're also looking for co-sponsors for the H.4022. If you would like to contact your legislator about this, please email us at [email protected]

We're also launching a campaign to show the legislature that municipalities want IRV! The Municipal Association of SC supports H.4022, but we can do more. Municipalities can pass resolutions of support. We've already started laying the groundwork in some municipalities, but yours could be next! Email us ifor more information at [email protected]

Now is also a great time to write a Letter to the Editor in support of H.4022. Check out our guide.


News in Instant Runoff Voting

Letter: Support instant runoff for municipal elections in SC: Post and Courier

Why Republicans Should Embrace Instant Runoff Voting: Discourse

Instant Runoff Voting: What, Where, Why, Why Not: The Council of State Governments


Better Ballot SC Events

Quarterly Meeting of the Board: April 19, 7pm. We will be conducting usual business and also electing a new member of our Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving on the Board or would like to speak, please email us at [email protected]

Statewide Strategy Call: Apr 26, 7pm. Join us to recap the quarter and discuss the future. We have lots coming up. RSVP today. We're going *hybrid* this time! If you're near Charleston, join us in person. If not, join us via Zoom.

Looking to get involved before then? Contact us at [email protected]

Want to be more connected? Join our Slack channel!

Are you looking for a flyer to hang up at your local community board? Or maybe something to handout to people? Check out our Printables!

We have an easy way to get involved! Sign our petition! Show your support of instant runoff voting by signing and sharing. Remember to share it to your social media!

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

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 reading,

Nicole Sanchez

President, BetterBallotSC

BetterBallotSC BetterBallotSC · SC 29420, United States

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