The New York City Council Charter Revision Commission is exploring the use of RCV. Public hearings begin in early spring.
The Green Party is prepared to help New Yorkers learn more about RCV and to advocate for its use in all New York City elections.
RCV is a fair representation voting system where voters maximize the effectiveness of their vote by ranking candidates in single- and multi-seat districts. RCV gives like-minded voters the chance to win legislative seats in proportion to their share of the population, unlike this country’s current system of winner-take-all elections, which awards 100% of power to a 50.1% majority of voters. Australia and Ireland as well as U.S. cities like Minneapolis and Cambridge use ranked choice voting to elect their governments. The State of Maine also recently elected to use RCV for all future elections.
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