Ranked-choice voting gains momentum nationwide

In a few months, New York City residents won’t just vote for their favorite candidate in the June mayoral primary. They will choose their second, third and fourth favorites, as well. Two years after New Yorkers voted to change the way they cast a ballot in municipal elections, voters in America’s most populous city will participate in the largest test of the ranked-choice system in the nation. Ranked-choice voting is unfamiliar to most of the city’s nearly 5.6 million registered voters, so local election officials are racing to educate them. The method has been used in state elections in Maine…

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