Ranked Choice Voting is Coming to NYC
Organizer: Harvard Business School Club of New York
Starting in 2021, ranked-choice voting will be used for all New York City elections. Voters will choose more than one candidate, in order or preference, and an automatic "instant runoff" process will decide the 50 percent winner. Will this work? Is it fair? Why complicate things?
In this webinar, you will learn how to cast your RCV and get the viewpoints of a candidate who experienced it, a prominent fairness advocate, the executive whose NYC team is responsible for introducing RCV, and a leader of a prominent election reform movement. Our panelists will discuss the plusses and concerns of RCV in the context of the City's present voting system, including how a candidate adjusts strategy, how a voter decides whom to choose, and how New Yorkers are being educated on RCV and encouraged to vote. You will participate in an RCV simulation, and Q&A will follow the discussion.