Everything you need to know about ranked choice voting

The Issue

On June 22, New Yorkers will cast their ballots for mayor using the ranked-choice system for the first time. The new method is insignificant if one candidate garners more than 50% of the vote, but if the election is close, the ranked votes become a big factor.

After it is determined that no candidate received half the votes, the candidate with the fewest first-place votes is eliminated. The second-place votes on that candidate’s ballots are then divvied up among the would-be pols still in the race. At the end of that round of tallying votes, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated and the other

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