New York City will be electing a new Mayor, all five Borough President, Comptroller, and numerous City Council members this year, and the on Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
Early Voting & Polling Locations
You can vote early this year! Early voting begins on June 12th and ends June 20th. To find your election day and early voting location (sometimes they are the same, but often they are different) and poll times click here.
Will you vote by mail for the primary on June 22nd? You’ll first need to get and fill out an application to have a ballot sent to you by mail. The deadline to mail in your ballot is June 15th so you should get and fill out your application right away. To request an application to be mailed to you online, click here. You can also use this site to track your ballot once you have received it, filled it out, and mailed it in.
There are many candidates running for Mayor, City Council, Comptroller and other key offices. Not sure about which City Council district you live in or need information about the candidates? Enter your street address below to find your district. And check back to this site for our non-partisan voting guide.
We will be actively organizing and mobilizing voters for these races. In partnership with WE ACT 4 Change, our political arm, we held a series of candidate forums, which you can watch via YouTube.
Get to know the candidates for New York City Mayor here, New York City Comptroller here, New York City Public Advocate here, Manhattan Borough President here, New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney here, and New York City Council District 7 here, District 8 here, District 9 here, and District 10 here.
Ranked Choice Voting
For this and future elections in New York City (except District Attorney), there will be a new way to vote for candidates called Ranked Choice Voting. We encourage you to learn about the new Ranked Choice Voting system that will be used here in New York for this election. You can watch this video to learn more, and view the sample Ranked Choice Voting ballot for the June 22nd Primary Election by clicking here (PDF).
KEY 2021 ELECTION DATES
June 12-20 – Early Voting for the June Primary Election
June 15 – Deadline to Apply for an Absentee Ballot (via online, email, phone, or fax) for the June Primary Election
June 21 – Deadline to apply in-person for an Absentee Ballot for the June Primary Election
June 22 – Deadline to postmark an Absentee Ballot for the June Primary Election (must be received by the local board of elections by Jun. 29)
June 22 – Deadline to deliver an Absentee Ballot for the June Primary Election to the local board of elections in-person by someone other than the voter
June 22 – Election Day for the June Primary Election