Better Ballot Bulletin: October 1, 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, and information and news about other good governance policies.

News in Instant Runoff Voting

Ranked Choice Voting Solves Problems in Texas: Newsweek Opinion. (It'll solve them in SC too)

Multiple Election Cycles in Maine Highlight Voter's Successful Embrace of RCV/IRV: R Street

Ready to show off your team spirit and your support of the IRV movement? Check out our team merch

Better Ballot Events

Pitch Training: via Zoom. Tues Oct 4, 9pm. RSVP Today.

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

Statewide Strategy Meeting: via Zoom. Tues Oct 26 at 7pm. RSVP Today.


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 on 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.

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Good Governance

Hearings are being held to discuss gerrymandering in our state.

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

Now is the time to go to one of these hearings and have your voices heard.

Click here to see where hearings are being held. There's still one hearing left: Oct 4, 2021


  • In-person and written testimony will be accepted at the public hearings

  • Written testimony may also be submitted in paper form at the meeting, by email to [email protected], or by mail to:

House Judiciary Committee (512 Blatt)

Attn: Redistricting

P.O. Box 11867

Columbia, SC 29211

  • Virtual testimony may be offered at the public hearing currently scheduled for October 4th. To sign up to give virtual testimony at that hearing, please email [email protected] to sign up. Emails must be received 24 hours prior to that hearing.


Thank you for your time,

Nicole Sanchez

President, BetterBallotSC



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