Editorial | Early voting and the future

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For the fourth-straight general election cycle, New Yorkers had the opportunity to cast their vote early — and this October/November was the second-highest early vote total so far.

Only the 2020 presidential election saw the most early votes in New York City overall, with more than a million cast during that heated campaign which also occurred amidst the COVID-19 campaign. This year, 432,634 New Yorkers exercised their voting rights early across the Five Boroughs, with the most votes coming from Brooklyn and Manhattan — each of which tallied more than 100,000 voters.

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