Under Our Current System
Candidates can—and do—win with just 20% or 30% of the vote.
They can’t be said to represent the true choice of the voters.
We're pressured to cast a “safe” vote for the front-runners.
You should be able to vote for your preferred candidate. Period.
Politics is inaccessible for far too many New Yorkers.
Our representatives aren't truly representative.
With Ranked Choice Voting
Candidates must engage with more communities to win.
Winning a race requires broader support within your community.
No more choosing between the lesser of two evils.
You can vote for who you want and always have your vote matter.
Diverse and non-traditional and candidates are empowered to run.
Politics can focus more on policy and less on partisanship.
Ranked Choice Voting puts more power in the hands of voters... where it belongs.
How Ranked Choice Voting Works
Where is Ranked Choice Voting Used?
In the United States
Over 10 million voters across the US elect their government officials through Ranked Choice Voting.
This includes voters in Maine, Alaska, New York City, Oakland, Burlington, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City, Memphis, and Minneapolis.
Across the Globe
Ranked Choice Voting is also used nationwide around the world. From India, the world’s largest democracy, to Australia and Ireland, Ranked Choice Voting has been in use for over 100 years!
In Higher Education
Over 1.5 million college students from over 90 colleges use Ranked Choice Voting for student government elections. In New York, this includes Cornell, Columbia, Vassar, Bard, and Binghamton.