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/RCV in SC.
IRV Monthly Presidential Primary Polls
We have winners!
South Carolina voters have spoken again!
Check out the round by round breakdown. Plus, you can see previous month's results
Take this month's polls today!
Share, SHARE, SHARE the polls! The more South Carolinians who vote in them the better! This poll will close at the end of December and we'll be launching a new one every month until the primaries are over.
This is a fantastic way to educate our fellow South Carolinians about instant runoff voting (aka ranked choice voting). Share, SHARE, SHARE!!!
Voters Choice Act
This act was reintroduced into the House of Representatives. It provides money for states to implement ranked choice voting. To learn more and to contact your congressional representatives about this great bill, check out this article from FairVote
Better Ballot SC Events
Canvassing at the Soda City Market: Dec 2, 10am. Join us for canvassing at the Soda City Market in Columbia. We'll bring the clipboards and pens, you bring the enthusiasm and smiles! We'll be speaking to market goers about the benefits of instant runoff voting (also known as ranked choice voting)
Quarterly Board Meeting: Jan 17, 6pm. Join us at our quarterly board meeting where we'll discuss regular business and hold our board elections. If you would like to contribute or serve on the board, please email us at [email protected].
IRV/RCV Day Rally: Jan 23, 2pm. This is our second annual rally. Use your voice to get our fellow South Carolinians MORE VOICE and MORE CHOICE! We'll be there from 2-4pm for speakers and demonstrations, plus IRV swag!
Please also join us for Lobbying Day (details TBD). We'll educate our legislators about IRV and invite them to visit the rally.
Statewide Strategy Call: Jan 24, 7pm. This will be our 3 year anniversary call! Join us to recap the quarter and discuss the future. We have lots coming up. RSVP today. We're going *hybrid* again! We'll be in Charleston!
Over 10 Years of Fighting to Fix Our broken Political System: RepresentUs. December 6, 3pm. The December webinar will feature Bo Harmon, Campaign Advisor of RepresentUs. RepresentUs is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that aims to end political corruption by advocating for reforms such as voting right, ending gerrymandering, and campaign finance reform.It's run by volunteers and celebrities and has passed state and local laws to protect democracy.
News in Instant Runoff Voting
Ranked Choice Voting Sweeps Again on Election Day: Independent Voter Network
Exit Surveys: Voters Love Ranked Choice Voting: FairVote
Many voters say Congress is broken. Could proportional representation fix it? NPR
Editorial: A change North Charleston needs to make: Post and Courier
Myrtle Beach voters head back to the polls, but SC 'ranked choice' bill avoids runoffs altogether: ABC15 News
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Better Ballot Bulletin: December 1, 2023
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