Events

  • Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 10:00 AM
    Soda City Market in Columbia, SC

    Canvassing at Soda City Market with Better Ballot SC

    Join us for canvassing at the Soda City Market in Columbia. We'll bring the clipboards and pens, you bring the enthusiasm and smiles!

    We'll be speaking to market goers about the benefits of instant runoff voting (also known as ranked choice voting). Scripts will be provided.

    We'll meet at Cantina 76 at 10am to discuss the script and best practices.

  • Tuesday, March 07, 2023 at 08:45 AM · 5 rsvps
    SC State House in Columbia, SC

    Lobbying Day with Better Ballot SC

    Following our IRV Day Rally we're going to lobby our representatives. Giving municipalities and counties the option to use IRV is the first step on our journey to full implementation of IRV. We will meet at 8:45am at the Sumter Street Visitor entrance and enter the Statehouse together.

    Training will be provided the week before via Zoom. You will not be able to attend Lobbying Day without attending the training. Trainings will be announced shortly.

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 07:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    via Zoom

    Quarterly Meeting of the Board

    This quarterly board meeting will feature our an election of our new board position. If you are interested in serving on the board or would like to speak during the meeting, please email us at [email protected]

     

    Current Leadership:

    President Nicole Sanchez

    Vice President Marcurius Byrd

    Secretary Melissa Couture

    Treasurer Dale Clinbeard

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 07:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    via Zoom

    Quarterly Statewide Call: April

    Are you interested in becoming a part of the voting reform effort in South Carolina? Let's expand instant runoff voting (also known as ranked choice voting) in South Carolina and give voters More Voice and More Choice.

    We've been working to educate voters about this common sense upgrade to the way that we currently vote. Join us to Better the South Carolina Ballot by RSVPing for our quarterly statewide strategy call.

     

    Curious how it works? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3! Join the call and we can go more in depth, but here are the basics:

    When voters go to the polls, instead of voting for one, they rank their candidates. This gives voters More Voice and More Choice. If a voter's top choice has no path to victory, their vote is transferred to their second choice. This ensures majority support while eliminating costly runoffs. It also has some other great benefits:

    • Reduces polarization and mudslinging
    • Eliminates the spoiler effect and vote splitting
    • Increases representation

     

    Visit our Why IRV? page to learn more. Or come to the meeting!