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NYC Charter Commission leaves out Ranked Choice Voting and Independent Redistricting

STAFF REPORTS


NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Today, the NYC Charter Revision Commission passed a resolution with recommendations for the New York City November 2018 ballot. The Charter did not include Ranked Choice Voting, which allows voters to rank candidates from first to last choice on the ballot, and independent redistricting.

In response, Susan Lerner the Executive Director of Common Cause/NY, issued the following statement:

"Common Cause/NY is pleased that the Mayor's Charter Commission considered crucial reforms like citywide participatory budgeting and basic standards for community boards, but there are still miles to go. If the Charter wanted to push for real change, it would have put ranked choice voting and independent redistricting - reforms that will transform the way New Yorkers vote - on the New York City ballot for November."