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Ranked choice voting goes live in New York City

by The 100 Companies

The New York City mayoral primaries will utilize ranked choice voting (RCV) next Tuesday, a system that interests some Florida municipalities.

With RCV, the voter ranks up to five of the candidates on the ballot, one through five. If no candidate receives over 50 percent of the ballots as a first choice, the candidate receiving the fewest votes is eliminated, and their ballots redistributed to candidates who were marked as the second choice. The process continues, eliminating and reallocating until two candidates remain, and a winner declared.

Florida’s Division of Elections had been asked to review RCV for local use.

– David Johnson, DJGroup

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