Events - election reform, instant runoff voting (IRV) and more


Join us at one of our many events to learn more about our election reform initiative. Help us get instant runoff voting, IRV (aka ranked choice voting, RCV) in South Carolina.

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 07:00 PM · 9 rsvps
    via Zoom

    April Statewide Call: Virtual

    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.

    Not in Columbia or Charleston or unable to attend in person? That's great! The more the merrier. After our statewide update, we'll break into smaller groups based on region and we'd love your input, from whatever corner of SC you're in!

     

    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!

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 07:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    Tradesman Brewing Company in Charleston, SC

    April Statewide Call: Charleston

    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.

    We're going hybrid! We're back at Tradesman Brewing Company (1647 King St Ext, Charleston). Prepare for a fun, informative time. We will begin the meeting virtually with a statewide recap and then break into local groups. Please arrive 15 minutes early to situate yourself and to chat with fellow supporters. Can't make it in person? That's alright too. You can join your local group virtually!

    If you are attending in person, we will be holding a canned food collection drive. Help us fill Blessing boxes in the Charleston Area.

     

    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!

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 07:00 PM · 10 rsvps

    April Statewide Call: Columbia

    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 monthly statewide strategy meeting.

    We're going hybrid! Columbia's meeting will be located in the conference room at Canalside Apartments (383 Taylor St, Columbia). Prepare for a fun, informative time. We will begin the meeting virtually with a statewide recap and then break into local groups. Please arrive 15 minutes early to situate yourself and to chat with fellow supporters. Can't make it in person? That's alright too. You can join your local group virtually!

    If you are attending in person, we will be holding a food drive. Please bring canned or other dried goods to donate to Harvest Hope Food Bank. Click here to learn about what foods to donate.

     

    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!