History of RCV in NYC

How did we get here?

2021

First RCV elections!

2019

Charter Revision Commission puts RCV before NYC voters and the referendum passes with nearly 75% of the vote.

2010 & 2018

Charter Revision Commissions Both explore RCV for local elections but conclude more time is needed to make a decision.

2010

City Council Member Gale Brewer introduces the first Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) bill.

2009

A costly, low turn-out runoff election is held for Public Advocate and Comptroller prompting a debate over the use of runoff elections.