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.
News in Instant Runoff Voting
Legislators in 20+ States Push for RCV: FairVote
How Texas Could Save Over $6 million on Flawed Elections: IVN Network
Better Ballot SC Events
Weekly Work Jam and Welcome: These free form Zoom sessions are all about getting work done. Roll up your sleeves to learn a new skill or contribute with what your best at. Wednesdays: March 2, March 9, March 16, and March 23 and March 30.
Pitch Training: March 2, 8:30pm. Learn the ins and outs of canvassing from the pros! This training will enable you to skillfully canvass and educate South Carolinians about instant runoff voting. Not sure about canvassing? That's okay too. You can use these skills to talk to anyone about IRV.
Canvassing at the Soda City Market: March 5 and March 26. They'll come for the food and shopping and we'll educate them about instant runoff voting. Join us for a good time talking to our fellow South Carolinians.
Quarterly Statewide Call: Wednesday April 27 @ 7pm. Join us to get the latest updates and discussion on upcoming events and strategy. We'll be meeting via Zoom. Register here.
Call for Volunteers
We have begun contacting various county board of elections and similar groups. If you have a connection to one of these groups or would like to contact one in your area, please let us know. Email us at [email protected]
Other Events You May Find Interesting
RepresentWomen Solutions Summit:
RepresentWomen's inaugural Solutions Summit brings together experts and leaders in election administration, voting rights, and democracy reform who are working on innovative solutions that upgrade and strengthen our democracy. Women experts will discuss a range of critical issues related to fair access, fair elections, and fair representation. Experts will focus on viable, scalable, and transformative solutions to build a 21st Century Democracy that reflects today’s needs and values.
RepresentWomen is a nonpartisan research and advocacy hub that is dedicated to building a 21st-century democracy with inclusive gender balance at every level of government in the United States. We study the barriers women face in politics and partner with allies to advance best practices to address those barriers so that all women can run, win, serve, and lead.
Day 3 there will be a discussion around instant runoff voting. RSVP here.
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