Community Groups Lay Out Citywide Ranked Choice Voting Education Plans

Common Cause/NY, Rank the Vote NYC, NYIC, Chhaya, Center for Law and Social Justice, UNH, CPC, and NALEO Educational Fund outline ranked choice voting voter outreach including forums, exit polling, etc

NEW YORK, NY (12/22/2020) (readMedia)-- Today, Common Cause/NY, Rank the Vote NYC, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), the Center for Law and Social Justice, Chhaya, United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) and NALEO will join together for a press conference zoom to outline past, current and future voter education outreach on ranked choice voting (RCV).

RCV will apply to primaries and special elections for all local offices including City Council, Borough President, Comptroller, Public Advocate and Mayor. Voters, who overwhelmingly passed RCV in the fall of 2019, will first use it in the upcoming special elections in Queens this February.

RCV allows voters the opportunity to either rank 5 candidates in order of preference or vote for just one like they always have. If no one wins with a majority (more than 50%), the candidate that came in last is eliminated and voters' second choice votes get counted and so on until there's a majority winner.


Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY and President of the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting NYC

Lurie Daniel Favors, Interim Executive Director and General Counsel at the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College

Lena Cohen, Policy Analyst at United Neighborhood Housing (UNH)

Theodore Moore, Director of Local Policy and Legislation at the NYIC

Jagpreet Singh, Lead Organizer at Chhaya Community Development Corporation (Chhaya)

Beny Poy, Northeast Program Coordinator at NALEO Educational Fund

Howard Wong, Civic Engagement Manager at the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC)


  Community groups including Common Cause/NY, Rank the Vote NYC, NYIC, Chhaya, Center for Law and Social Justice, UNH and NALEO outline Ranked Choice Voting education plans.

WHEN: Tuesday December 22, 2020 at 12:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: ZOOM, see notes
New York

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Meeting ID: 833 1596 4052

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