New York City voters may soon get to choose five candidates for mayor instead of just one. Voters will decide in November whether to adopt a ranked-choice voting system for municipal elections that would do away with runoff contests in crowded races.
The proposal is among a slate of reforms that the 2019 Charter Revision Commission moved to put to voters at its final public meeting on Wednesday.
Under the proposed scheme, New Yorkers casting ballots in primary and special elections would rank as many as five candidates in order of preference for mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president and City Council starting in 2021.
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