How Does Ranked-Choice Voting Work? What to Know for NYC Mayor Election

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    The vast majority of federal and state elections in the U.S. are guided by plurality rule: Each voter selects one candidate, and the person with the most votes wins.

    Critics say this system, while simple to grasp, means voters can’t fully express their views on a multicandidate field.

    An alternative way to vote has drawn interest in U.S. municipalities, and Maine last year became the first U.S. state to use it in a presidential general election. This year, for its mayoral election, New York City gives ranked-choice voting a try.

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