VOTE NYC

Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/21/2021 - 20:38

Regardless of their politics or priorities, NYC candidates appear to be feverishly campaigning with the same message: only vote for me.

Don’t forget to VOTE! Election Day is Tuesday, June 22nd. Rank your candidates for Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough President, and City Council. Find your poll site and learn more about Ranked-Choice Voting: https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc

In New York City, Democrats select their mayoral candidate, some candidates have taken a slightly different approach.

The election is perhaps the highest-profile yet to utilize Order-of-Preference Voting an interesting electoral system where those who are registered Democrats can vote for a first, second, third an so on.

Voters rank their options from one to five. First-choice votes are counted first. If no candidate obtains a majority, the candidate with the least support is removed from the ballot and the first-choice votes for him are reassigned to the second-choice of his voters. If there is still no majority, the candidate with the least support is again discarded; this continues until a candidate has more than half of the total vote.

I am neither a Democrat nor a registered Republican, so I have to wait until the general election. However, one of my NYC neighbors who boasts about being an expert supports Eric Adams. He's been wrong before, so I will wait and watch to see.

Don’t forget to VOTE! Election Day is Tuesday, June 22nd. Rank your candidates for Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough President, and City Council. Find your poll site and learn more about Ranked-Choice Voting: https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc