Nonprofit That Created Ranked Choice Software Used By NYC Says BOE Ignored Their Offer To Help Tabulate

Gothamist reports:

The head of the non-profit, non-partisan group that created the software used by the city Board of Elections to carry out the ranked-choice voting tabulation process said offers to help with a smooth ranked-choice counting process were ignored.

The BOE’s first tabulation of in-person votes (including early voting and on Primary Day) led to sheer chaos on Tuesday night when released with incorrect tallies.

Gary Bartlett, executive director of the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center, told Gothamist/WNYC that the group had offered its services to run a voting tabulation process using their Universal Ranked-Choice Voting Tabulator. The process would have run concurrently with the BOE’s RCV counting process, using final vote data collected on primary night.

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