Starting today (10/26/2019), and lasting until next Sunday (11/3/2019), you can vote early in this year’s election! For many of us, the daily polling location will be at PS8, but you should visit voting.nyc to verify your polling location, as well as view a copy of the ballot.
This year, there’s a few NYC Charter revision proposals you can vote on, conveniently located on the back of your ballot. An interesting one is Proposal #1 — establishing Ranked Choice Voting for NYC primary and special elections. According to Ballotpedia, Ranked Choice Voting allows you to rank your candidate preferences:
If a candidate wins a majority of first-preference votes, he or she is declared the winner. If no candidate wins a majority of first-preference votes, the candidate with the fewest first-preference votes is eliminated. First-preference votes cast for the failed candidate are eliminated, lifting the second-preference choices indicated on those ballots. A new tally is conducted to determine whether any candidate has won a majority of the adjusted votes. The process is repeated until a candidate wins an outright majority.
So remember, Vote Early!
Vote Often! (don’t do that)