Better Ballot Bulletin: February 15, 2024



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.

Growing Momentum in Irmo

Next week, Irmo Town Council will be voting on a resolution in support of instant runoff voting. We couldn't be more excited!

Are you in the town of Irmo? Email us at [email protected] to get involved in Irmo or where you live


Better Ballot SC Events

Statewide Strategy Call: April 24, 7pm. 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 Columbia!

Highlights in Instant Runoff Voting

Want to be armed against misconceptions about instant runoff voting?

Check out The Activist's Tool Kit for Responding to Claims about IRV

The US Virgin Islands Just Used IRV in their Republican Presidential Primary.

Check out this analysis of the results

Some in the Statehouse want to abandon runoffs in the primaries. We think they should just be conducted instantly.

Read the report why plurality winners fair worse than majority winners

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News in Instant Runoff Voting

The Failure of Plurality Elections: DemocracySOS

Some on the Right Flirt with a Voting Method the Left Loves: New York Times

What is ranked choice voting, the contentious election method expanding across the nation? Fox News

New RCV bans on the table but bills supporting instant runoff voting outnumber opposition legislation in 2024 session: Ballotpedia News



Introduced by Representatives Neal Collins (R-5) and Dr Jermaine Johnson (D-70)

This bill will give municipalities the option of using instant runoff voting in elections. The regular 2023 legislative is over, but that does NOT mean the effort is. We will be doubling our efforts to find more supporters. We need to gather more support so that we can push it even further next session!

We are looking for:


We are actively looking for cosponsors for this municipal option bill. The best way to do this is to sit down with legislatures and have a conversation with them about the benefits of IRV.

We know that talking to our legislators can be intimidating. If you would like to meet with your elected officials or have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]. We can provide support and guidance.

Municipal Resolutions of Support

Individual municipalities are key to our strategy. When the elected officials who will be most affected by this new option are supportive, it will go a long way to show the legislature that this should be passed.

Not all town and city council members know about this great upgrade to the way that we vote. To learn more about how to spread the word, email us at [email protected]

Business Support

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce has joined our coalition in support of instant runoff voting/ranked choice voting.

They are actively looking for businesses to sign on and show their support. If you are a business owner or know one, please sign the petition.

Business Petition

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 an 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!

Sign the Petition

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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Thank you for reading,

Nicole Sanchez,

President, BetterBallotSC


Better Ballot South Carolina
Greenville, SC



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