Too close to call: City Council District 31 special election will be first NYC race decided by ranked-choice voting

The city’s first true test of ranked-choice voting began to take shape Tuesday, Feb. 23, as results from the special election in City Council District 31 began to trickle in.

Though Selvena Brooks-Powers currently leads the count as of Wednesday morning, Feb. 24, as it currently stands, none of the nine candidates in the race –  Brooks-Powers, Nancy Martinez, LaToya Benjamin, Latanya Collins, Sherwyn James, Nicole Lee, Pesach Osina, Shawn Rux or Manuel Silva – have secured more than 50 percent of the vote, triggering a ranked-choice voting recount. 

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