FORUM: Ranked Choice Voting and the Race for City Council in District 31
NEW YORK, NY (02/09/2021) (readMedia)-- Rank the Vote NYC, Common Cause/NY and Disability Rights NY will host a virtual forum on ranked choice voting (RCV) and the race for City Council in District 31 on February 11. The event will be moderated by David Brand, managing editor at the Queens Daily Eagle, and Brigid Bergin, City Hall and politics reporter for WNYC. Six candidates will participate, including Manny Silva, Pesach Osina, Nancy Martinez, Shawn Rux, Latanya Collins and Nicole Lee. Early voting in Council District 31 begins Saturday, February 13.
RCV allows voters the opportunity to either rank five candidates in order of preference or vote for just one like they always have. If no one wins with a majority (more than 50 percent), the candidate that came in last is eliminated and voters' second choice votes get counted and so on until there's a majority winner. RCV will apply to primaries and special elections for all local offices including City Council, Borough President, Comptroller, Public Advocate and Mayor. Voters overwhelmingly passed RCV in the fall of 2019, with 74 percent of the vote.
David Brand, Managing Editor at the Queens Daily Eagle - Co-Moderator
Brigid Bergin, City Hall and politics reporter at WNYC - Co-Moderator
Manny Silva, candidate for City Council
Pesach Osina, candidate for City Council
Nancy Martinez, candidate for City Council
Shawn Rux, candidate for City Council
Latanya Collins, candidate for City Council
Nicole Lee, candidate for City Council
Forum on ranked choice voting and the race for City Council District 31.
|WHEN:||Thursday February 11, 2021 at 05:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)|
|WHERE:||Zoom - See Notes