Every election is important. This one may be more important than most since it sets the direction for NYC for decades to come, with a new Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller and City Council.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2, but Early Voting starts this weekend.
Cast your ballot early, any day from Saturday, Oct. 23 to Sunday Oct. 31 at special locations throughout all five boroughs.
If you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain about who wins.
Find the Early Voting location closest to you at findmypollsite.vote.nyc.
Your early voting location is likely different from your regular Election Day poll site, so be sure to check.
On Election Day, polls are open from 6am to 9pm. That may not be the same for Early Voting locations, which is another reason to check findmypollsite.vote.nyc before heading out.
The deadline just passed to get an absentee ballot by mail, but you can pick one up in person at your local NYC Board of Elections office until Monday, Nov. 1, the day before Election Day.
The deadline to vote by mail is Election Day. It has to be postmarked by Nov. 2, or you can drop it off at a polling site.
Remember, if you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain about who wins.
Learn more about all the candidates at voting.nyc/candidates
Watch one or both televised debates featuring Mayoral candidates – Eric L. Adams (Democrat) and Curtis A. Sliwa (Republican):
- Wednesday, Oct. 20 (today), 7pm to 8pm on WNBC-TV (Channel 4)
- Tuesday, Oct. 26 is with the “Leading Contenders” – Eric L. Adams (Democrat) and Curtis A. Sliwa (Republican), 7pm to 8pm on WABC-TV (Channel 7)
In addition to most of the NYC government, there are additional issues on this year’s ballot, including redistricting and a clean air and water initiative.
Equally important – there are two voter’s rights proposals. One is no-excuse absentee voting proposal, the other is to authorize same-day voter registration. Both of these ballot initiatives require changing the New York State Constitution.