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 Presidential Primary Polls
Wondering where the Democratic Poll results are? RFK, Jr dropped out of the Democratic Primary, making an IRV contest unnecessary. Worry not though. A new contender has entered the race: Dean Phillips. Vote below.
The new polls have launched! Please vote in yours today
Share, SHARE, SHARE the Republican poll! The more South Carolinians who vote in it the better! This poll will close at the end of October 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!!!
Better Ballot SC Events
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].
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!
News in Instant Runoff Voting
Term Limits Won't Fix Congress - Here's What Might: NPR Politics Podcast (Around 14 minutes, they begin discussing ranked choice voting)
Editorial: 8 Picks for North Charleston City Council: Post & Courier (One of them even endorses IRV: Dan Gregory Dist 7)
What to Expect in November's Ranked Choice Voting Elections: Part 1: FairVote
Portland Mayor Kate Snyder endorses two candidates as her successor: WMTW (A great benefit of instant runoff voting)
Mike Pence Dropped Out: Instant Runoff Polling Can Tell Us Where His Voters Will Go: FairVote
Have you heard what's happening in Charleston and N. Charleston?
The Charleston mayoral election has 6 candidates and will likely go to a runoff. The North Charleston mayoral election has 10 candidates and the winner will almost certainly have significantly less than 50% of the vote.
This is a great opportunity to talk up instant runoff voting and we're mobilizing. Stay tuned for more interesting events around these elections. If you would like to learn more, email us at [email protected]
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Better Ballot Bulletin: November 1, 2023
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