Ranked Choice Voting Webinar 2.0

10:00am – 12:00pm PT / 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Webinar | February.25.2021

Online Webinar

Orrick is hosting the 2nd Ranked Choice Voting Webinar on February 25, 2021.

We are now at the stage in the election season where campaigns now have to account for the voter who will not consider their candidate as a first choice. Aside from the delicate balance of directly asking voters to rank you below number one, there are rules in place to prevent collusion or co-mingling of funds amongst campaigns. Coordination with campaigns and independent expenditure groups is strictly prohibited. Given these legal guardrails, how do campaigns, political advisors and party committees strategically function in a ranked choice environment, while avoiding public embarrassment, potential fines, sanctions and possible civil/criminal investigations?

It is clear that the political apparatus of the campaign season will have to manage ranked choice agendas between campaigns, IEC’s and party committees.

With that in mind, Orrick has turned to leading experts in NY and CA election law and campaign finance to help consider these issues. As in our last webinar, we have gathered a panel of consultants, election law experts and local campaign operatives who have operated in a regulated environment that involved ranked choice voting campaigns for a collective total of more than 60 years. This time they will be joined by those who understand election law and regulation as it is practiced and administered in New York City. This will be a rare opportunity to engage the leading experts from both California and New York to contrast and assess the impact that laws governing elections and campaign finance will have as New York City heads into its first election year under ranked choice voting.

We will cover the following:

  • Case studies from California in handling intracampaign interactions on ranked choice
  • Financial disclosures and requirements for joint ranked choice voting expenditures
  • Identifying clear prohibitions
  • Evaluating limitations on ranked choice advisories representing clients amongst party committees, campaigns and independent expenditure groups