Election reform in New York City has languished over the years. Meanwhile, the city continues to be plagued by two recurring electoral outcomes that fly in the face of our democratic values: elections that are won with less than majority support and voters who are hesitant to vote their true preference.
The City has a unique opportunity to bring transformative change to how New Yorkers vote. The Mayor’s Charter Revision Commission is considering Ranked Choice Voting as a possible recommendation to be approved by voters in November.
Common Cause NY strongly urges the commission to recommend ranked choice voting for all New York City elections.