Voting is the right we exercise to protect all other rights. There are ways to vote this election season while practicing physical distancing and keeping safe.

JUNE 22, 2021 IS THE LAST DAY TO POSTMARK YOUR BALLOT OR VOTE IN-PERSON FOR THE NYC PRIMARY.

Every registered voter in New York City has the right to vote by mail. In addition to the info below, further details can be found on our Voting Rights + Info page.

1. REGISTER TO VOTE

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2. WHAT IS RANKED CHOICE VOTING?

Q.WHAT IS RANKED CHOICE VOTING?
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The New York City Primary Election will be the first local election to use ranked choice voting. New Yorkers will rank candidates for Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough President, and City Council. Find out more about ranked choice voting.

3. VOTING BY MAIL

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  • To vote by mail, you must first submit an absentee ballot application. You can apply for your absentee ballot by mail, phone, online or in-person with your county board of elections. Verify the address at which you are registered to vote at voterlookup.elections.ny.gov. Apply for your absentee ballot here.
  • To vote absentee due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you must indicate on your application that you are requesting an absentee ballot due to “Temporary Illness.”
  • After your application has been approved, you will receive an absentee ballot in the mail. Carefully follow the directions provided on the absentee ballot.
  • To avoid postal delays and any problems counting your vote, apply for and send in your absentee ballot as early as possible. If you prefer not to mail your absentee ballot, you may deliver it to any early voting or election day poll site, or to your board of elections office.

4. VOTING IN-PERSON EARLY

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Some polling sites will be open for early voting from June 12th to June 20. Sites are still being determined; check with your county board of elections or at VoteEarlyNY.org

5. KEY DATES

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May 28: Last day to register to vote
June 15: The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail, online, email, or fax
June 21: Last day to apply for an absentee ballot in person
June 22: Election Day. Last day to postmark general election ballot