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NYC Council Ranked-Choice Voting Initiative

New York City Council Member, Brad S. Lander (D-39th District), Sponsored Int. 1320-2018, A Local Law to Amend the New York City Charter, in relation to Instant Run-Off Voting or Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV).

This Bill would institute Instant Run-Off Voting in Primary and Special Elections for Citywide Elected Officials. Voters would Rank up to Three Candidates in Order of Preference. If a Candidate received less than 50% of First-Choice Votes, the Candidate who received the Fewest First-Choice Votes would be Eliminated, and Voters who chose that Candidate as their first Choice would have their Votes Counted for their Second Choice. This process would continue until a Candidate had a Majority of the Votes.

This would Replace the current Run-Off Elections currently held for Mayor, Public Advocate, and Comptroller, if no Candidate receives 40% of the Vote in a Primary Election.

Co-Sponsor: Ben Kallos (D-5th District), The Public Advocate (Ms. James), Justin L. Brannan, (by request of the Manhattan Borough President)

This Introduction was Referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

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NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker


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