What You Need to Know About the Nov. 2 Elections in Upper Manhattan

Here's everything you need to know to make sure your vote is counted on November 2 in the NYC General Election.

Kelly Moffitt
October 15, 2021

Hard to believe, but the New York City General Election is right around the corner on November 2.

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

What is the Most Important Information to Know?

Can I Vote on November 2?

So long as you are registered to vote. The deadline to register was October 8, 2021. You can check your registration status here

Where Do Upper Manhattan Residents Vote?

Early Voting Locations

Columbia University proudly serves as an Early Voting location in Morningside at 2872 Broadway (former CitiBank location), Manhattanville at 605 West 125 Street (The Forum), CUIMC at 1150 St Nicholas Avenue (Russ Berrie Center). Visit the Board of Elections to find your assigned early voting location.

November 2 Polling Locations

You can find your exact polling location by searching your address at the Board of Elections. Reminder that all polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. 

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

Use this helpful guide from the School of International and Public Affairs, whosontheballot.org, to search your address and find every ballot issue and person on the ballot. You can also consult the NYC Votes Voter Guide for information on candidates and issues.

Is Ranked Choice Voting Still a Thing? 

Ranked choice voting is definitely still a thing, but WILL NOT be used in the NYC General Election on November 2. New York City uses ranked choice voting only in primary and special elections for Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough President, and City Council. 

While we’re at it, here’s a refresher on what exactly a general election means

Wait! I Have More Questions.

Not to worry. That’s why we’ve compiled this helpful voting resource. You can also find answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Voting NYC.