Better Ballot Bulletin: June 15, 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!

Tabling at the Juneteenth Freedom Festival: TODAY. Join us for canvassing at the Juneteenth Freedom Festival in Columbia. We'll be speaking to festival attendees about the benefits of instant runoff voting. We will also be registering voters and providing information about the upcoming runoff. Sign up for a shift and come on down. The more the merrier!

Statewide Strategy Call:June 25, 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.

IRV Pitch Training: Thursdays at 8pm. Learn how to pitch Instant Runoff Voting when canvassing on the street or at an event from a Rank the Vote National Organizer! We'll talk about best practices, and have opportunities for you to practice in a friendly environment. All questions welcome.

Letter to the Editor Training: July 1, 8pm. Join other IRV enthusiasts in crafting letters for your local newsletters. Best practices and strategies will be discussed. All questions answered. By dedicating focused time to writing LTEs on a regular basis, you can help boost the IRV signal in your community and across the country.


Other Events to Get Excited About

Principles First Dinner: June 29, 5pm-8pm. Join Principles First for a dinner and discussion about the challenges facing our country and a path to a more principled future.



The Impact of Instant Runoff Voting on Representation for Women and People of Color: Unite America (Spoiler: it's good)


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Editorial: Trusting the mail could cost you your vote in the June 25 SC primary runoff: Post and Courier

What voters need to know about participating in SC's primary runoffs: News From the States

Opinion: Four election reforms that would expand voter choice and chip away at incumbency: The State

Ranked choice voting suffers red state backlash: Pluribus News


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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. The bill will be reintroduced and 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.

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, President

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