Rank Choice Voting

NYC has made major changes to how their primary elections will work. Ranked Choice Voting is the new way vote by ranking the candidates from your most preferred to least preferred.

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Mid-Manhattan Branch

Civic Engagement

Frequently Asked Questions

What is RCV(Ranked Choice Voting)?

This year New Yorkers will have a new, simple way to vote for our local elected officials in primary and special elections for Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, Borough President, and City Council. You can rank up to 5 candidates in order of preference: your 1st choice candidate, your 2nd choice candidate, and so on up to your 5th choice candidate.

Can I vote for the same candidate more than once?

You can, but your vote has more power if you rank. Ranking one candidate as your first, second and third choice is the same as leaving the second, third and other choices blank. You do not improve a candidate's chances of winning by voting for that candidate more
than once.

IF I RANK OTHER CANDIDATES, DOES IT AFFECT MY FIRST CHOICE?

No. Ranking other candidates does not affect your first choice.

IF I REALLY WANT MY FIRST-CHOICE CANDIDATE TO WIN, SHOULD I RANK THE CANDIDATE AS MY FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD CHOICE, AND SO ON?

No. Your vote can count only once for your first choice. If you rank the same candidate first, second, and third, it is the same as leaving the second and third choices blank.

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Connect with the NAACP MMB Civic Engagement Committee.

Connect with the NAACP MMB Civic Engagement Committee for more information on the upcoming election and RCV.

 

Civic Engagement

Leilani Irvin

Committee Chair