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.

  • Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 08:00 PM
    Zoom - Visit the RTV website and signup for event details

    IRV Pitch Training

    Learn how to pitch Instant Runoff Voting (Ranked Choice 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 your state's pitch in a friendly environment. You'll also be able to ask any and all questions so as to ensure a positive canvassing experience.

    This event is 8pm ET. Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kf--vpzkuH9UhZ5_Ag28C8SBG8kgXeQWn#/registration

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 07:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    via Zoom

    BBSC May 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 monthly statewide strategy meeting.

    Not in Columbia or Charleston or unable to attend in person? No worries! 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!

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Neighborhood Tap House in North Charleston, SC

    BBSC June 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 monthly statewide strategy call.

    We're going hybrid! Location TBD. 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!

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 07:00 PM

    BBSC June 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 at Bierkeller Brewing Company (600 Canalside St Suite 1009, Columbia, SC 29201). 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 Food Not Bombs. They prefer canned vegetables.

     

    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!

  • Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 08:00 PM
    Zoom - Visit the RTV website and signup for event details

    IRV Pitch Training

    Learn how to pitch Instant Runoff Voting (Ranked Choice 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 your state's pitch in a friendly environment. You'll also be able to ask any and all questions so as to ensure a positive canvassing experience.

    This event is 8pm ET. Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kf--vpzkuH9UhZ5_Ag28C8SBG8kgXeQWn#/registration

  • Monday, July 01, 2024 at 08:00 PM
    via Zoom

    Letter to the Editor Training

    Join other IRV enthusiasts in crafting letters for your local newsletters. We will start by discussing best practices and strategies, and answer any questions you may have about the process. 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.
  • Thursday, July 04, 2024 at 08:00 PM
    Zoom - Visit the RTV website and signup for event details

    IRV Pitch Training

    Learn how to pitch Instant Runoff Voting (Ranked Choice 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 your state's pitch in a friendly environment. You'll also be able to ask any and all questions so as to ensure a positive canvassing experience.

    This event is 8pm ET. Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kf--vpzkuH9UhZ5_Ag28C8SBG8kgXeQWn#/registration

  • Saturday, July 13, 2024 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.