Officials to review, hear testimony on Ranked Choice Voting in NYC following mayoral primary

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Monday, July 19, 2021
State officials begin review of Ranked Choice Voting
State officials begin review of Ranked Choice Voting after primary in NYC.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Officials will conduct their review of Ranked Choice Voting after it was used for the first time in a New York City election.

Testimony will be heard by The Assembly Election Law Committee Chair Latrice Walker Monday.

Ranked Choice Voting was used in the recent primary for New York City mayor, along with several other city elected offices.

It will continue to be used for primary and special elections for the offices of mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president and New York City Council.

Ranked choice voting allows voters to "rank" up to five candidates in order of preference instead of casting a vote for just one.

However, a voter may still opt to vote for just one candidate.

RELATED: What is Ranked Choice Voting?

Bill Ritter explains what you need to know about ranked choice voting on this special edition of "The Countdown."


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