Better Ballot Bulletin: October 15, 2021


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 in SC, and information and news about other good governance policies.

News in Instant Runoff Voting

Big News on the National Level. The Voter's Choice Act had been introduced. If passed it would allow up to 50% of the cost of implementation of IRV to be covered by federal grants

Have you been following the Columbia Mayoral race? There are four candidates and it may result in a costly runoff.

Want to learn how to talk to people about the upcoming election and runoffs? Join us for our pitch trainings on October 26 or October 28 (or both if you want extra practice!)


Better Ballot Events

Canvassing at the Soda City Market: Columbia. Saturday October 16, 10am. RSVP Today.

Statewide Strategy Meeting: via Zoom. Mon Oct 25 at 7pm. RSVP Today. (Please note that in the previous bulletin, the date was listed for Tuesday. I apologize for this error)

Pitch Training Election Edition: via Zoom. Tues Oct 26, 9pm or Oct 28, 9:30pm

Election Day Canvassing: Nov 2. Details TBD. If you are interested in volunteering on election day, please click here to fill out a quick interest form.

Want to get involved? It's a great way to learn new skills or to hone current ones. Check out all the ways that you can contribute to this great movement. For some, you don't even have to leave the house!


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 a new and 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.

Good Governance

2021 is the year that our districts will be drawn. This happens once every ten years. Our maps are drawn by our elected officials and have traditionally been gerrymandered.

Gerrymandering: manipulating the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class. The lines are redrawn this year.

The House is currently accepting map recommendations from the public. To submit yours, click here.

Thank you for your time,

Nicole Sanchez

President, BetterBallotSC



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