Ranked Choice Voting Explained

Now through Tuesday, June 22, we'll have the chance to vote for a new mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president, and, for some of us, council member.

The ballot will look different, though, because we won't just be voting for our #1 choice. This election, we'll be ordering our choices for each seat from favorite, to second favorite, on down to our fifth favorite.

For each of the races, only one candidate can be our #1 choice, only one can be our #2 choice, and so on up to our top 5. That way, if our #1 candidate doesn't win, our preferences for the other candidates will also count.

The video below explains how all this will work and how to complete your ballot.


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