May 25, 2021

How to Vote in the New York City Primary in June

By Mihir Zaveri

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New Yorkers hoping to select candidates for mayor and a range of other offices must first make sure they can vote. The deadline to register is this Friday, May 28.

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  1. Early Voting Opens Saturday. Here’s How to Cast Your Ballot.
  2. When to Vote in the Primary
  3. How to Vote in the New York City Primary in June

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- In exactly four weeks, residents of New York City will cast ballots in a primary election with profound implications for the city’s future.
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+ New York City residents will cast ballots in a primary election in June with profound implications for the city’s future.
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  Those who are registered with a political party will be able to vote for candidates for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, borough president and the City Council. There’s also a competitive Democratic primary to be Manhattan district attorney.
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  New Yorkers will have to contend with ranked-choice voting for the first time: Instead of casting a single vote for a single candidate in most races, voters will be allowed to choose up to five, ranking them in order of preference.
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- But before that, they’ll have to make sure they’re registered to vote and that they know where and how to cast their ballots. Among the key dates to remember: the registration deadline is May 28, the deadline to request an absentee ballot online or by mail is June 15, early voting lasts from June 12 to June 20, and Primary Day itself is June 22.
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+ But before that, they’ll have to make sure they’re registered to vote and that they know where and how to cast their ballots. Among the key remaining dates to remember: the deadline to request an absentee ballot online or by mail is June 15, early voting lasts from June 12 to June 20, and Primary Day itself is June 22.
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  Here are some answers to common questions.
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  How do I register to vote in New York City?
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- The deadline to register to vote in next month’s primary is this Friday, May 28. You can check to see if you are already registered on the State Board of Elections website.
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+ The deadline to register to vote was May 28. You can check to see if you are registered on the State Board of Elections website.
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- If you’re not, there are several ways to register. If you have state-issued identification, like a drivers license or a nondriver identification card, and a Social Security number, you can register online here.
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- If you don’t have an I.D., you can print this voter registration form, fill it out and mail it to the city Board of Elections, as long as it’s postmarked by May 28. You can also deliver it in person to an elections office.
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- Or you can use TurboVote, an online service that can help guide you through the registration process.
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  Am I eligible to vote?
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- If you’re a United States citizen who has been a New York City resident for at least 30 days and are not currently incarcerated for a felony, you’re eligible to register to vote.
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+ If you’re a United States citizen who has been a New York City resident for at least 30 days, is not currently incarcerated for a felony, and is registered with a political party, you’re eligible to vote in the primary.
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  Currently, people who are not citizens cannot vote in municipal elections.
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  You may also apply for an absentee ballot in person at an elections office by June 21.
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  After filling out the absentee ballot, voters can mail it to their nearest board of elections office; officials recommend adding two stamps. It must be postmarked by June 22.
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- Voters can also drop the ballot off at an elections office by June 22, or in ballot boxes at polling sites on Election Day.
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  Elections officials must receive absentee ballots by June 29 for them to be counted.
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  How do I find my polling place?

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  • How to Vote in the New York City Primary in June
  • Early Voting Opens Saturday. Here’s How to Cast Your Ballot.
  • When to Vote in the Primary

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  • Elections, Mayors
  • New York City
  • Voter Registration and Requirements