The Big Apple + Ranked Choice Voting = Better Elections for All New Yorkers
Ranked Choice Voting has the power to dramatically transform how New Yorkers vote, how candidates run their campaigns, and could potentially crack the calcified power structure in the city.
We analyzed election results for the last three election cycles and found Ranked Choice Voting would have the greatest impact in multi-candidate primaries. This is particularly important in New York City, where the vast majority of candidates who win their primary go on to win their general election. More importantly, over the last three election cycles we found that:
Ranked Choice Voting would avoid the troubling pattern of anti-democratic electoral outcomes in New York City: elections that are won with less than majority support and voters who are hesitant to vote their true preference.