Assembly forum on ranked-choice voting draws mixed opinions

In 2019, 70% of voters in New York City approved a ballot measure that would implement ranked-choice voting — which allowed voters to rank up to five candidates in order of preference — to decide primary and special elections for the offices of mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough presidents and City Council that took place in June.

But following a series of counting errors during the June 22 primary, criticisms of how the city Board of Elections (BOE) failed to educate voters on ranked-choice voting (RCV) and potential legislation calling for a repeal of ranked-choice voting — lawmakers are now discussing the future of RCV in its local elections.

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