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For the 2021 Primary Elections New York will be using Ranked Choice Voting. Below are all the details you need to know about Ranked Choice Voting, which we are sharing from the New York City Campaign Finance Board website.
You can rank up to 5 candidates in order of preference, instead of choosing just one. Rank your top choice #1, and then you can rank the others.
You can still vote for just one candidate if you prefer, without ranking any of the others. The choice is yours, but the idea is that you have choices.
The next Ranked Choice Voting election is the citywide Primary election on June 22nd. Early voting for the 2021 primary election is from Saturday June 12 through Sunday June 20, 2021.
Why is New York using Ranked Choice Voting?
New Yorkers elected to use Ranked Choice Voting in a 2019 ballot measure. It passed with 73.5% support.
Which elections will use Ranked Choice Voting?
NYC will use Ranked Choice Voting in primary and special elections for local offices: Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough President, and City Council.
For more details go to the NYC Campaign Finance Board website.
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