Ranked Choice Voting

Preliminary findings suggest most New Yorkers took to the new system, though Eric Adams and other critics charged that poor education efforts essentially disenfranchised some voters. The full story could rest in the raw data for all ballots cast.
Mark Murphy appears to be far ahead in the Staten Island Democratic primary. But all the rest of the contests across the city likely will hinge on yet-to-be tabulated absentee ballots, ranked-choice figures the Board of Elections released late Friday indicate.
Eric Adams is ahead by about 15,000 in-person votes after first-ranked choice vote tabulations. But Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley stand to benefit greatly from 125,000 outstanding Democratic absentee ballots, our analysis found.
The troubled agency’s reluctance to collaborate or listen to outside experts began long before staffers screwed up the mayoral primary by neglecting to remove 135,000 test ballots, an examination by THE CITY reveals.
The snafu that led to the city Board of Elections pulling the tally Tuesday could have been avoided, experts say. Now some worry that the disaster will sully the ranked choice voting system, which supporters say make for fairer elections.
The ex-mayoral hopeful filed a pre-emptive suit before conceding Tuesday. The move signaled a potential onslaught of challenges in a primary featuring a record number of candidates and ranked choice voting’s debut.
Voters are set to hit the polls and use the new ranked choice voting system to pick who’s going to lead the post-pandemic city. But it could be weeks before New Yorkers know who won the mayoral race and contests from comptroller to City Council.
New Yorkers will have to be patient as we wait for primary results due largely to laws intended to ensure every vote is counted. Here’s what we’ll know on primary night and in the coming weeks.
Can you drop off ballots for friends? Do you need postage to send in absentee ballots? And what’s the deal again with ranked choice voting? Good questions. We’ve got some answers...
You can cast your ballot for mayor and the rest of the citywide races beginning Saturday. Here’s the lowdown on everything from where to find your early voting site to how to navigate ranked choice voting.
Initial ranked choice voting tabulation is expected to be quick. But Board of Election officials will have to wait for absentee and affidavit ballots in races without a romp.
GOT A TIP?
We’re here to listen. Email tips@thecity.nyc or visit our tips page for other ways to share.
Twice in a decade in San Francisco, a candidate who initially ranked third emerged as the victor. Here’s what the new ballot system could mean in NYC’s mayoral contest with the race in flux.
The number of candidates for everything from mayor to City Council has narrowed. But a lot of hopefuls still pack the first citywide ranked choice voting ballot. We’ve got some lists.
Knowing how to solve a problem on your block or in your community often means knowing who has the power to fix it — and how to get their attention. As the big citywide primary approaches, here’s a look at how to tap officer holders to get things done.
Candidates face a lottery Thursday for ballot positioning — all the more important this year because of crowded races, ranked choice and absentee voting.
Who can request a ballot? What are the deadlines? How do you return the ballot? Good questions. Here’s what you need to know.
Kalman Yeger is running as a Democrat, Republican and Conservative — all but guaranteeing victory in November. And most of his constituents are just fine with that, say supporters.
Meet You Mayor shows you how the candidates’ stands fit with your take on top issues. THE CITY’s Civic Newsroom breaks down how the quiz-driven tool works — and how you can help us generate more questions for candidates.
What if I pick one? What if I skip a slot? Is Ranked Choice Voting “The Hunger Games”? The Civic Newsroom is here to help you understand RCV in New York’s 2021 election.
Readers asked how to keep track of 300 City Council candidates in races across the five boroughs. THE CITY made an interactive that maps out all the contests.
We’re launching a wide-ranging effort to better understand what voters need and want to know. We’ll help you find that information and share it with New Yorkers as the city enters a crucial election season.