NYC Primary impact on the Bronx


Election Day has finally come, and New York City residents are hitting the polls to cast the last ballots in the hotly contested primary for mayor and other citywide offices.

New Yorkers had nine days for early voting, from June 12 to June 20, ahead of June 22. According to the city’s Board of Elections, approximately 20,590 Bronx residents took advantage of early voting.

This is also the first primary to employ ranked-choice voting. The new system allows voters to rank up to five candidates per office. If a candidate receives more than 50% of the first-choice votes, they win; but if no candidate earns more than 50% of the first-choice votes, then the votes will be tallied in rounds.