Ranked choice voting explained

Ranked choice ballot illustration for Jo Anne Simon

When you vote on June 22nd, keep in mind that this year’s ballot is…different.

With new Ranked Choice Voting, instead of voting for just one candidate, you can vote for up to five in order of preference. Rank your 1st Choice, 2nd Choice, etc. You can rank just one candidate or up to five, or anything in between. Make sure you only vote once for each candidate, and don’t give the same rank to multiple candidates.

How does RCV work? If a single candidate receives more than 50 percent of first-choice votes in the first round, then they win, and that’s the end of the race. If no one exceeds 50 percent of votes in the first round, the candidate in last place is eliminated, and all other candidates move on to the next round.  People who voted for an eliminated candidate will see their vote distributed to their next-highest ranked candidate in the next round of voting. That process continues until someone gets more than 50% of the vote.

Rank Jo Anne Simon #1! Help us make history. Check out this RCV video for more details.

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You can Vote Early several days before June 22!

2021 Early Voting Calendar

Your Early polling site is often different from your Election Day poll site. Find your poll site at VOTE.NYC.

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