What You Need to Know About the June 27 Primary in Upper Manhattan

The June 27 primary is just around the corner. Here's helpful information on early voting, absentee ballots, and polling places.

Janrey Serapio
May 08, 2023

The June 27 primary is just around the corner – and it’s an important one for local offices.

Though not much time has passed since the Aug. 23, 2022 state primary, there’s a key difference in who’s on the ballot this time around: the New York City Council and other local offices, like the district attorney. 

Council members typically hold their seats for four years, but after all 51 council districts shifted in late 2022, council members are now up for reelection just two years into their term. See the new City Council district map

But it’s not just City Council members! Candidates for the district attorney's office, civil court judges, and delegates to the judicial convention – who are responsible for nominating candidates for New York Supreme Court – will also be on your ballots.

Find out who represents you on the local, state, and federal levels at Who's on the Ballot and Who Represents Me? NYC.

Below, find all the important information you need to make your voice heard in the June 27 primary, including information on early voting, absentee ballots, and polling places.

What Is the Most Important Information to Know?

  • JUNE 7: This is the deadline to update your address. 
  • JUNE 12: This is the last day to request an absentee ballot online or by mail
  • JUNE 17: This is the voter registration deadline to vote in the June 27 primary.
  • JUNE 17-25: This is the deadline for voting early in person.  
  • JUNE 26: Last day to apply in person for an absentee ballot. 
  • JUNE 27: Last day to postmark a ballot. It must be received by your local board of elections no later than July 4.
  • JUNE 27: Last day to deliver ballot in person to the local board of elections or to any poll site in your county.
  • JUNE 27: Primary election in person. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. You must vote at your assigned poll site.

Can I Vote on June 27?

Yes, as long as you are registered to vote. The deadline to register is June 17. You can check your registration status here. Reminder: Registration with a political party is required for voting in a primary election.

Where Do Upper Manhattan Residents Vote?

Early Voting Locations

Visit the Board of Elections to find your assigned early voting location. Columbia University proudly hosts early voting in the following locations:

  • Morningside at 2872 Broadway (former CitiBank location)
  • Manhattanville at 605 West 125 Street (The Forum)
  • CUIMC at 1150 St. Nicholas Avenue (Russ Berrie Center)

June 27 Voting Locations

You can find your exact voting location by searching your address at the Board of Elections.

Reminder: All polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. 

Where Do I Find Who and What Is on My Ballot?

Candidate information for the June 27 primary can be found on the New York City Campaign Finance Board website. To find out what City Council District you currently live in, you can use the District Map resource on the New York City Council website to find your district.You can also consult the NYC Votes Voter Guide for information on candidates and issues.

What Do I Need to Know About the Change in Absentee Voting Law?

New York State voters are no longer permitted to cast a ballot on a voting machine if they have requested to vote by Absentee Ballot. Voters who have requested to vote by Absentee Ballot can still vote in-person using an Affidavit Ballot at early voting or election-day polling sites.

This is the first election since the start of the pandemic that will not allow voters to site COVID-19 as a reason for applying for an absentee ballot, according to Gothamist.

Will Ranked Choice Voting Be Used in the Primary Election on June 27?

Ranked Choice Voting will be used in the June 27 primary election, but only for the City Council election. The other offices that are up for election will not be using Ranked Choice Voting as they are not city offices.

Have more questions about voting?

Check out our helpful voting resource and find answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Voting NYC.

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