If you are a New Yorker eligible to vote, polls will be open for early voting from June 12 to June 20, 2021. You will be voting to choose several NYC municipal positions including mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president and city council.
A big change with this year’s election is a new system called Ranked-choice voting. Instead of choosing just your preferred candidate, you can rank up to 5 candidates by preference on your ballot.
Voters are encouraged to rank at least 3 candidates to increase chances of choosing the winner. A candidate needs 50% or more of the vote to be declared winner. If no candidate wins a majority, 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.
You can’t rank the same candidate more than once.
To know how to rank your vote, visit: https://www.voting.nyc/how-to-vote/ranked-choice-voting/practice-ballot/
To know more about the candidates, visit: https://www.voting.nyc/meet-the-candidates/
You must vote at your assigned early voting site. To find your poll site, visit: https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/
The early voting sites will be open as follows:
Saturday, June 12: 8am-5pm
Sunday, June 13: 8am-5pm
Monday, June 14: 7am-4 pm
Tuesday, June 15: 10am-8pm
Wednesday, June 16: 10am-8pm
Thursday, June 17: 10am-8pm
Friday, June 18: 7am-4pm
Saturday, June 19: 8am-5pm
Sunday, June 20: 8am-4pm
Other important dates to remember:
Absentee ballot request deadline
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Primary Election Day and Deadline to return absentee ballot