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2021 Primary Voting Guide
Can I Vote?
As of May 4, 2021 all New Yorkers who are not currently incarcerated are eligible to vote. This means that if you are currently on parole or probation, you can now register to vote without any additional steps. Although the deadline to register for the June 22nd Primary Election has passed, registering now will automatically ensure your ability to participate in future local, state, or federal elections.
What’s on the Ballot?
This election includes choices for NYC Mayor, borough-wide roles like District Attorney and Borough President, various City Council seats, and a variety of other offices, depending on where you live.
For the first time, NYC is implementing Ranked Choice Voting, a process that enables greater equity among candidates. You can rank up to five candidates, instead of choosing just one. If a candidate receives more than 50% of first-choice votes, they are the winner. If no candidate earns more than 50% of first-choice votes, then counting will continue in rounds. At the end of each round, the candidate with the fewest votes will be eliminated. If you ranked that candidate first, your vote will go to the next highest ranked candidate on your ballot. This process will continue until there are 2 candidates left. The candidate with the most votes wins. (NYC City Website)
Learn more about ranked choice voting:
Where and When to Vote in New York City
The 2021 NYC Primary Election will take place on Tuesday, June 22.
You can submit a mail-in-ballot any time before election day, vote in-person early between June 10th-June 20th, or in-person on election day on June 22nd. You can find the nearest place to vote at https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/