NYC Primary Election - June 22nd, 2021
For the first time ever, New York City will use ranked-choice voting for Primary and Special Elections for the following NYC municipal offices: Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough President, & City Council. Make sure you are registered to vote and have the opportunity to cast your vote.
Ranked Choice Voting gives voters more say in who gets elected. Even if your first-choice candidate does not win, you are still able to affect the outcome by supporting your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or even 5th choice. Because candidates will need broad support (even from voters who may not rank them first), campaigns are more likely to focus on appealing to voters like you and less on attacking each other. Ranked Choice Voting also leads to more diverse candidates winning office. Cities that have implemented Ranked Choice Voting have elected more women and more women of color, making their elected officials more representative of their communities. (Source: nyc.gov)
Register to Vote
Most states allow voters to submit a National Mail Voter Registration form. Vote.org provides state-specific voter registration deadlines, absentee voting information, and early voting dates for your state. If you live in New York and have a state issued Driver License, Permit or Non-Driver ID simply visit the NY MyDMV Motor Voter site to register to vote online, otherwise you must complete a mail-in application to register to vote.
Key Dates: Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline: May 28
Early voting dates: June 12—20
Absentee ballot request deadline: June 15
Mail in your absentee ballot by: June 22
Primary Election Day: June 22