The City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus wants to postpone administering New York City’s new Ranked-Choice Voting system for citywide and council races in 2021, The Post has learned.
They fear inadequate outreach and education during the pandemic about the complex new voting system will disenfranchise minority voters.
Fifteen members of the minority caucus sent a Nov. 19 letter to Council Speaker Corey Johnson recommending a “pause” in the law — with the goal of delaying implementation of Ranked-Choice Voting for up to two years.
The new voting system was overwhelmingly approved by city voters in a 2019 referendum, making it a city law to take effect in 2021.
The Council and mayor would have to approve a new law to delay its implementation, Queens Councilman Daneek Miller, co-chairman of the caucus, told The Post Saturday.
“We are not subverting the will of the people. There are a whole bunch of people who are going to be disenfranchised