NYC Primary

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. 

Key Dates

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

Find Your NYC Polling Location

Ranked Voting

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:

Register to Vote

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Most states allow voters to submit a National Mail Voter Registration form. 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


Need an absentee ballot in New York?

June 15 is the last day to apply onlineby mail, or in-person for an absentee ballot for the June Primary. Note: The USPS recommends that voters mail in their completed ballots at least one week prior to their state’s deadline. Apply Now!

Early Voting in NYC

Early Voting in New York City will take place from June 12 - June 20. Columbia University is proud to serve as an Early Voting location in Morningside at 2872 Broadway (former CitiBank location), Manhattanville at 605 West 125 Street (The Forum) and CUIMC at 1150 St Nicholas Avenue (Russ Berrie Center). Find Your NYC Polling Location

NY Resources

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Become a Poll Worker

New York City is hiring Poll Workers to serve at poll sites throughout the city. Become an Election Worker and you can earn up to $2,800 over 10 days.

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Who's On The Ballot

Provides NYC voters information on their polling places, candidates, sample ballots, and voter registration information. 

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Check Registration Status

Find out if you are already registered to vote. 

General Voting Resources

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League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters works to register voters, provide voters with election information through voter guides as well as candidate forums and debates.

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TurboVote provides election reminders, help with voter registration and voting by mail throughout the US. logo uses technology to simplify political engagement, increase voter turnout, and strengthen American democracy.

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Federal Elections Commission

The FEC was created to promote confidence and participation in the democratic process.