Audience Focus: Voters with Disabilities, in partnership with the Board of Elections in the City of New York, Disability Rights New York, and Hispanic Federation
Beginning January 1, 2021, New York City voters will use Ranked Choice Voting in special and primary elections for local offices such as mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president, and City Council. Voters will be able to rank up to 5 candidates in order of preference, instead of choosing just one. Ranked Choice Voting gives voters more say in who gets elected, leads to more civility and less negative campaigning, and results in more diverse and representative candidates winning elections.
NYC Votes is partnering with organizations across the city by hosting training sessions for those who plan to educate voters in their own communities. This training session will explain how Ranked Choice Voting works, cover frequently asked questions, and share best practices for educating voters. Together, we can ensure voters get the information they need to cast their ballots with confidence and make their voices heard!
This training session will:
- explain how Ranked Choice Voting works
- demonstrate what a Ranked Choice Voting ballot looks like on the AutoMark Ballot Marking Device
- share best practices for educating voters
A Zoom link will be sent with RSVP confirmation. SL interpretation and closed captioning will be provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org five days prior to the training date, if you plan to attend the meeting and require any other accommodations.