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Queens Lawmakers To Host Seminar On Ranked Choice Voting

David Allen :: MSN/Patch

QUEENS, NY — State lawmakers from Central and Northeast Queens will host a virtual seminar on ranked choice voting, a new system that will debut early next year.

New York Assembly Members Nily Rozic, of Fresh Meadows, and Daniel Rosenthal, of Kew Gardens Hills, are partnering with the good-government group Common Cause New York and the political group Rank The Vote NYC to brief Queens voters on the system.

The virtual seminar will take place Dec. 3. Attendees are asked to RSVP here.

Under ranked choice voting, New Yorkers get to rank their top five choices in city primary races, rather than having to choose just one candidate.

If no one candidate gets more than half of the vote, the candidates in last place is disqualified and voters who ranked that person first will instead have their second choice counted.

Voters approved the new way of voting in 2019.

It will first be put to the test in a special election to fill the seat vacated by City Council Member Rory Lancman earlier this month. The race is scheduled for Feb. 2.

NYC’s first run of #RankedChoiceVoting is coming up so @DanRosenthalNYC and I are partnering with @Slerner212@commoncauseny for a seminar on 12/3 to ensure voters are informed and prepared

[email protected] to RSVP or register here: https://t.co/sUv7RN34m

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