NYC voted to have RCV for the 2021 election. It is a more democratic way of voting, and has been found to increase representation for historically marginalized groups.
Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) allows voters to rank candidates by preference instead of choosing just one.
It works like this:
1st Choice: The candidate you like the best.
2nd choice: The candidate you like the second best.
3rd or 4th choice: The candidate you like slightly less.
5th choice: The candidate you can stand.
What if I don’t want to vote for 5 candidates?
You do not have to rank all five. You can still vote for just one candidate and leave the other columns blank. You can only choose one candidate for each column.
You cannot rank the same candidate more than once.