Ranked Choice Voting:
On the NYC Ballot in November!
Get Involved! We did it!
Ranked Choice Voting will be on the ballot in November. We fought hard because our crowded primary and special elections continually produce undemocratic results. Far too often, these elections produce winners with less than 50% of the vote. This means the majority of our elected officials win their primaries — which virtually guarantees election in November — without majority support in their districts from the primaries. That’s not really democratic representation.
This isn’t an abstract concern. In 2021:
Over 70% of our local offices will be up for grabs in wide open primaries, as nearly 70% of city council members, every Borough President, the Comptroller, and the Mayor will be term limited out of office.
Preliminary projections indicate that over 500 candidates will be competing for 42 open seats in our local elections. That’s an average of 12 candidates per race.
The time for reform is now.