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Learn About Ranked Choice Voting

Mar 9, 2021
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Voters in New York City will now be able to vote for up to five candidates in order of preference. New York City will use ranked choice voting for primaries and special elections for Mayor, Public Advocate, Borough Presidents, and City Council members. This article in CityLand by Ester Fuchs and Nicholas Stabile offers a clear and comprehensive overview of ranked-choice voting, its history, and how it works.

Voters in Queens recently voted via ranked-choice in special elections for City Council and voters in City Council Districts 11 and 15 in the Bronx will be able to elect City Council Members via ranked-choice voting in the upcoming special elections on Tuesday, March 23. Early voting in that election will run from Saturday, March 13 through Sunday, March 21. Everyone else will get to vote via ranked-choice voting in the primaries on Tuesday, June 2, with early voting running from Saturday, June 12 to Sunday, June 20.

For more information, visit rankthevotenyc.com and practice voting via ranked-choice on a mock ballot. For important information on voting and elections, visit the Board of Elections website at vote.nyc

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