/New voting system could mean weeks before NYC Mayor is known | USA TODAY

New voting system could mean weeks before NYC Mayor is known | USA TODAY


Ranked choice voting takes centers stage in New York City mayoral election.
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New Yorkers were heading to the polls Tuesday to pick their next mayor in what could be one of the most consequential elections in the city’s recent history.

The winner of the crowded Democratic primary in New York City is all but sure to win the general election in November, and voters will pick the nominee using ranked choice voting, a new twist to the mayoral election.

Coupled with the ranked choice system and the tightly contested race, an increased number of absentee ballots means the winner won’t be announced on election night. New Yorkers will probably have to wait until July for a full count.

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