Ranked Choice Voting In NYC Primary Elections: June 22
Beginning in 2021, New York City will use a new Ranked Choice Voting system for the Primary and Special Elections. Voters will vote for up to 5 candidates, ranked in order of preference (1st choice, 2nd choice, etc.).
Ranked Choice Voting allows you to make sure your voice is counted – even if your favorite candidate doesn’t win. You can vote for the candidate that best reflects your hopes for the future – without worrying about throwing away your vote. Ranked choice voting also helps to level the playing field for candidates, encouraging all candidate to reach out to all voters – not just their supporters.
Primary early voting runs from Saturday, June 12th – Sunday, June 20th.
Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 22nd, and polls are open from 6 am – 9 pm.
You can also request your absentee ballot now!
Watch the video below to see Ranked Choice Voting in action!
Upcoming local elections in New York City are pivotal as voters will elect new leadership to the City Council and highest local government offices, including the Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate and Borough Presidents. We depend on elected officials to support our issues, services, and funding. Show up for our LES Community and VOTE this June and November!
Not sure if you’re registered? Here’s how to check, along with other FAQs:
1) Am I registered to vote? https://www.nycvotersearch.com/
2) Where can I request an absentee ballot? https://nycabsentee.com/
3) Where is my polling site if I vote in-person? https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/
4) How can I preview my ballot? https://vote.nyc/page/understanding-ballot
5) What are the important dates? https://www.nyccfb.info/nyc-votes/election-calendar/