For the first time in 2021, New York City is adopting ranked-choice voting in municipal elections.
This means you can vote for up to five candidates for each office on the ballot, including City Council!
Please note: you are not required to fill in all five slots, you can rank any amount between one and five candidates on your ballot.
Denise will appear on the seventh line on your ballot (she’s also the only hyphenated name on the ballot and easy to find!). Here’s a sample ballot below of how to vote with Denise as your first choice.
Frequent Question: how does the vote tabulation work?
Here’s the answer from Rank the Vote NYC: “To start, all first choice votes are counted. If a candidate gets 50%+1 of first choice votes, they win. Otherwise, ballots are counted in rounds. In each round the candidates with the fewest votes are eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted for the voter’s next choice. Rounds continue until the winner of the final 2 candidates.”
Have additional questions about how to fill out your ballot this year? Shoot us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’re happy to assist you.