Better Ballot Bulletin: May 1, 2024

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.

Great events to get plugged in!

Bank 'n' Brew with BBSC: May 20, 7pm. Calling is better in a group and with a cold brew. Join fellow supporters in person to call our list to let them know about all the great things we have building in the instant runoff voting movement. There will be a short training followed by hitting the phones.

Phonebanking for BBSC: May 21, 11am. Not in Charleston? That's okay. Join fellow supporters virtually. Let's call supporters to let them know about all the great things we have building in the instant runoff voting movement. There will be a short training followed by hitting the phones.


Statewide Strategy Call: May 28, 7pm. By popular demand, we're changing our monthly meeting to the 4th Tuesday of the month! Join us to recap the month and discuss the future, locally. Join us in Columbia, Charleston, or virtually. Everyone will meet on the call and have a quick recap of what the state of the movement in South Carolina is and then we'll break into local groups.

Other Events to Get Excited About

Business for Democracy Webinar: Right and center-right national organization puts principles over party: TODAY, 3pm. Join host Frank Knapp and speaker Jeffery Carson (COO of Principles First) as they discuss Principles First. Principle First is a nationwide grassroots movement of people from the right and center-right who share a love of American democracy and concern for the direction of our existing conservative leadership.

Defending Democracy Panel, Carolina for All: May 16, 6:30pm, Benedict College Little Theater. Join 6 democracy experts as they discuss some of the biggest issues facing our country and state.





Meet the Faces of Democracy: Tate Fall: The Fulcrum

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News in Instant Runoff Voting

As an avid follower of the news, I'm sure you are well aware of RFK's bid for the presidency. Some have suggested it will help Biden. Others that it will help Trump.

But finally we have some people talking about what can be done to fix the problem of the spoiler effect:

No Labels' Failed Presidential Math and Why It Should Focus Its Efforts on Reforming the System Instead: Independent Voter Network

Ralph Nader, on RFK and Third Parties: New York Times

There's a solution to Democrats' RFK Jr problem: Ranked-choice voting: Salon



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 2024 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.

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!

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.


Thank you for reading,

Nicole Sanchez,

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