New York’s Primary Election is coming up on June 22nd, and all registered Democrats in Manhattan will have the opportunity to vote for Mark for Borough President! We wanted to make sure that you have all the information you’ll need to get and cast your ballot, so we created this handy voter guide to make sure you’re prepared for the election.
Step One: Make Sure You’re Registered
You can check if you’re registered to vote as a Democrat and that all of your information is up to date at nycvotersearch.com.
Step Two: Choose a Voting Method
Vote by Mail: New York is allowing anyone to apply to vote by mail for this election. You can request an absentee ballot at nycabsentee.com – and make sure to check the box for "Temporary Illness."
Early In-Person Voting: You have the flexibility of voting in person ahead of Election Day during the Early Voting Period between June 12th - June 20th. Go to findmypollsite.vote.nyc for poll hours and to find your voting location, which may be different from your Election Day polling place.
In-Person Election Day Voting: You can vote on the Democratic Primary day, which this year is Tuesday, June 22nd. Polls will be open from 6 am to 9 pm. As long as you’re in line by 9 pm, you will be let in to vote. Check your Election Day polling location at findmypollsite.vote.nyc.
Step Three: Make a Voting Plan
Research has shown that people with a plan are more likely to remember to vote. So, we recommend going through a checklist like this one:
- Which voting method am I going to use (vote by mail, early, or in-person)?
- If I plan to vote by mail, have I applied for my ballot, and do I know how I will return my ballot?
- If I plan to vote in person, do I know my polling location and when I plan to go vote (early or on Election Day)? What time will I vote (perhaps, before or after work)? How will I get there?
Step Four: Understand Ranked-choice Voting (RCV)
New York City now uses ranked-choice voting for city primary elections, including this one. You will have the option of ranking up to five candidates in order of preference for city offices. To vote for Mark, make sure to rank him first – but not more than once!