About us

Rank the Vote NYC was founded in 2019 to bring Ranked Choice Voting to New York City. After our historic win, we have since shifted to educating voters, candidates & campaigns and community groups on the upcoming changes to our local elections in 2021.


“Ranked-choice voting is a smart, tested reform that would help New Yorkers elect candidates who have support from a majority of voters. Isn’t that what democracy is all about?”

NY Times Editorial Board
10/16/19

Ranked Choice Voting was overwhelmingly approved by New York City voters in 2019 after a concerted effort by labor unions, civic groups, elected officials and everyday New Yorkers to put power back in the hands of voters. The ballot campaign had a broad array of endorsers including:

Organizations
  • Common Cause NY
  • Communication Workers of America (CWA)
  • District Council 37 AFSCME/AFL-CIO
  • Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)
  • SEIU 1199
  • New York Working Families Party
  • Community Free Democrats
  • Downtown Independent Democrats
  • Manhattan Young Democrats
  • Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC
  • West Harlem Progressive Democratic Club
  • 21 in 21
  • AALDEF
  • Amplify Her
  • Arena
  • Brooklyn Voters Alliance
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Bronx Progressives
  • Citizens Union
  • Community Voices Heard
  • Eleanor’s Legacy
  • Empire State Indivisible
  • League of Women Voters NYC
  • Make the Road NY
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • Millennial Politics
  • MinKwon Center for Community Action
  • Motivote
  • Move Forward Staten Island
  • National Institute of Reproductive Health
  • New York Communities for Change
  • New York Immigration Coalition
  • New York Progressive Action Network
  • No IDC
  • NYPIRG
  • Reinvent Albany
  • Tech.NYC
  • The Broad Room
  • The Partnership for New York City
  • Vote Run Lead
Elected Officials & Leaders
  • Maya Wiley, Senior Vice President for Social Justice, the New School
  • Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
  • Congressman Jerry Nadler
  • Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
  • New York Attorney General Letitia James
  • Comptroller Scott Stringer
  • State Senator Alessandra Biaggi
  • State Senator Brad Hoylman
  • State Senator Robert Jackson
  • State Senator Brian Kavanagh
  • State Senator Liz Krueger
  • State Senator Zellnor Myrie
  • State Senator Jessica Ramos
  • State Senator Gustavo Rivera
  • State Senator Julia Salazar
  • State Senator James Sanders, Jr.
  • State Senator Luis Sepúlveda
  • Assembly Member Harvey Epstein
  • Assembly Member Catalina Cruz
  • Assembly Member Harvey Epstein
  • Assembly Member Ron Kim
  • Assembly Member Walter Mosley
  • Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou
  • Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal
  • Assembly Member David Weprin
  • Former NYC Mayor David Dinkins
  • Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams
  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
  • Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
  • Council Member Costa Constantinides
  • Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr.
  • Council Member Rafael Espinal
  • Council Member Ben Kallos
  • Council Member Brad Lander
  • Council Member Stephen Levin
  • Council Member Mark Levine
  • Council Member Carlos Menchaca
  • Council Member Keith Powers
  • Council Member Antonio Reynoso
  • Council Member Carlina Rivera
  • Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez
  • Council Member Helen Rosenthal
  • Council Member Paul Vallone
  • Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer
  • Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University, former candidate for NY Attorney General
  • Cynthia Nixon, Actor and Activist
  • Bishop Orlando Findlayter
  • Reverend Dr. Ray Blanchette

Read press coverage from the ballot campaign