Sign the petition and add your name to the growing list of New Yorkers that support Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) by posting a public comment for the NYC Charter Revision Commission. IRV gives voters a stronger voice, and more choice at the ballot box.

IRV allows voters to rank candidates for office in order of preference, rather than only voting for one candidate. If a candidate earns more than half of voters’ first choice, that candidate wins. If not, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated, and voters who selected that candidate have their vote instantly go to their next choice. This process continues until one candidate emerges with a majority of the vote. This “instant” runoff would replace the runoff elections currently held for offices where no candidate receives 40% of the vote. These runoffs cost the City millions of dollars and consistently see abysmal voter turnout.

Here are the reasons Instant Runoff Voting would improve democracy in New York City:

  • Eliminates the need for costly, low-turnout runoff elections.
  • Increases voter participation and turnout.
  • Uphold representatives outcomes better than our current voting system.
  • Ensures military voters and voters with disabilities are able to fully participate in elections.
  • Enhances voter expression
  • Leads to more diverse candidates.
  • Discourages negative campaigning and promote inclusion.

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