UPDATE: The following libraries will be closed to serve as polling places in the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 22: Briarwood, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, Lefferts, Lefrak City, North Forest Park, Peninsula, Ridgewood, St. Albans, and Seaside. Is your library where you should vote? Please visit https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/ or call 866-VOTE-NYC (866-868-3692) to confirm the correct location for you to vote in your neighborhood.
On June 22, and during early voting from June 12 - 20, NYC voters will vote in a very important primary election. This will help decide the outcomes of many critical races for Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough Presidents, and all 51 City Council seats.
The June primary is also the first time that Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) will be used citywide. RCV is a system of voting in which you can rank up to five candidates in order of preference. This new system will be used in all of NYC's primary and special elections. To help voters prepare, New York City's three library systems have partnered with NYC Votes and DemocracyNYC to host these three virtual workshops:
- Wednesday, June 2, 6-7pm – Chinese (Mandarin) only
- Wednesday, June 9, 6-7pm – Spanish only
- Thursday, June 17, 6-7pm – English with Haitian Creole interpretation
These programs are offered in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library & New York Public Library, and supported by GoVoteNYC Fund in The New York Community Trust.
- May 28th: Voter Registration Deadline. Register online using TurboVote, in person at your local Board of Elections (BOE) office, or mail in your registration. When mailing in, the application must be postmarked by May 28 and received by the BOE no later than June 2nd.
- June 12th - 20th: Early Voting Period. Search for your poll site here or call 1-866-VOTE-NYC.
- June 15th: Absentee Ballot Request Deadline. Requests can be made online, in person at your local BOE office, or by mail. Currently, all New Yorkers can request an absentee ballot. You can mark the reason as “Temporary illness or disability,” which includes the risk of contracting the coronavirus. When mailing in, make sure it is postmarked by June 15th and received by the local BOE no later than June 22nd. The application can be tracked here.
- June 22nd: Primary Election Day. Search for your poll site here or call 1-866-VOTENYC.
- June 22nd: Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot. Last day to postmark your absentee ballot or drop it off at a poll site. The ballot must be received no later than June 29th.
To find out what seats are up for election and who you can vote for, see The City's extensive guide to the 2021 elections, and visit electnyc.org. To learn about Ranked Choice Voting, visit NYC Campaign Finance Board's site for an explanation, a practice ballot, and a frequently asked questions section.
For additional information, call or visit these organizations.
- NYC Board of Elections: https://www.vote.nyc/ or by calling 866-VOTE-NYC
- NYC Votes: www.voting.nyc, FAQ https://www.voting.nyc/how-to-vote/frequently-asked-questions/
- DemocracyNYC: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/democracynyc/index.page Voter resource guides available in multiple languages.
- Disability Rights, New York: https://www.drny.org
- League of Women Voters Vote: 411 https://www.vote411.org/ or 212-725-3541