Forum on Ranked Choice Voting
Howie Hawkins, former Green candidate for governor of New York, and the Green Party of Brooklyn explain the nuts and bolts of RCV and how it leads to fairer and more representative election results.
RCV is a voting system where voters maximize their effectiveness by ranking candidates in single- and multi-seat districts. It gives like-minded voters the chance to win legislative seats in proportion to their share of the population.
This system is already in use in Australia and Ireland as well as U.S. cities such as Minneapolis and Cambridge, and Maine recently committed to it for all future elections.
Howie and others will answer your questions and get ready for the public hearings that start in early spring as part of the NYC Council Charter Revision Commission, which is exploring use of RCV.
We look forward to seeing you Sunday for a discussion of this exciting opportunity to make our elections fairer!
Sunday, March 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
388 Atlantic Avenue, (between Hoyt and Bond)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Hoyt-Schermerhorn: A, C and G
Bergen Street: F
Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center: B, M, Q, R, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Flatbush Avenue: LIRR
B63 and B65
For more information contact Gloria Mattera at [email protected] or 917-886-4538.
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