Judge declines to block ranked-choice voting

Erin Durkin & Anna Gronewold :: Politico

“A MANHATTAN State Supreme Court judge on Wednesday refused to halt the rollout of ranked-choice voting in New York City, a major victory for advocates of the new system of voting that is set to be part of city elections next year. With military and overseas ballots set to go out on Friday for a Feb. 2 City Council special election, Justice Carol Edmead declined to issue a temporary restraining order or to set an expedited hearing schedule in the case which was brought by six City Council members and several organizations. “This Court is disinclined to take any action that may result in the disenfranchisement of even one voter or take any action that may result in even one voter’s ballot being nullified,” Edmead wrote in her decision. The Council members argued that the city’s Board of Elections and Campaign Finance Board aren’t ready to administer the new system or educate voters about it.” NY1’s Emily Ngo

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