Early voting for the June 2021 primaries kicks off this weekend for some key races in New York City including mayor, comptroller, public advocate, City Council and borough presidents.
From Saturday, June 12, until Sunday, June 20, voters can go to cast their ballots ahead of the Tuesday, June 22 primary. This year’s primary elections will use ranked choice voting, which allows voters to rank up to five candidates for each city office. The mayor recently used a pizza topping metaphor to explain ranked choice voting. Voting.nyc also put out a helpful video to guide people heading to the polls.
Ranked choice voting will not be used for the Manhattan district attorney race.
During the last year, early voting has proven to be a popular option for voters who were not able to get to the polls on election day. Just last November, over 1 million New Yorkers came out to cast their votes early for the presidential election.