Board of Elections

Some elderly Bronxites at NYCHA’s Throggs Neck Houses chose not to cast ballots as their longtime polling site moved across the neighborhood as a beloved senior center remains closed.
New York City allows voters to use voter registration forms written in 15 languages — but they can only be filled out in English. A state law passed to expand translation for voters has not yet been rolled out in the five boroughs.
The voting method is used in primaries for municipal offices only, not in state or federal races or general elections.
What’s on the ballot, when are the key deadlines, and can non-citizens vote this year? Here’s everything you need to know.
Just over 3% of eligible voters cast ballots in the five boroughs during the first nine days of voting for new representatives in Congress and the State Senate.
The switch-up in poll sites between the two summer primaries could add to voter confusion in a low-turnout election season.
Weeks-long gigs worth as much as $8,250 are getting reserved for campaign supporters and leadership allies — others need not apply.
Following an article that found the Board of Elections failed to enforce a 2019 transparency law, the board sent donors a letter requesting that they comply with the law’s requirements. Thousands did within weeks.
They’re volunteer positions with a history in patronage politics. Today, district leaders influence who can be judges, poll workers and members of each borough’s county committee.
District Leader Anthony Jones says the forged forms were part of a flood of ballot objections ordered by party higher ups.
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Two men tell THE CITY they did not sign petition objections submitted to the Board of Elections in their names and linked to a top Kings County Democrats lawyer. “You think we’re a bunch of idiots,” says one targeted office-holder in Brownsville.
Early voting ends this Sunday — Halloween — and Election Day, which is merely the final day to cast a ballot, is next Tuesday, Nov. 2. We’re answering some last-minute questions from readers about ballots.
We broke down the closest City Council races ahead of the general election on Nov. 2 — and mapped who will be on the ballot in your neighborhood.
Seven other candidates will appear on the ballot with the Democrat and Republican, while the influential Working Families Party declined to use its line or endorse anyone. Here’s your guide to the race.
Mark Murphy appears to be far ahead in the Staten Island Democratic primary. But all the rest of the contests across the city likely will hinge on yet-to-be tabulated absentee ballots, ranked-choice figures the Board of Elections released late Friday indicate.
Eric Adams is ahead by about 15,000 in-person votes after first-ranked choice vote tabulations. But Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley stand to benefit greatly from 125,000 outstanding Democratic absentee ballots, our analysis found.
The troubled agency’s reluctance to collaborate or listen to outside experts began long before staffers screwed up the mayoral primary by neglecting to remove 135,000 test ballots, an examination by THE CITY reveals.
A day after the Board of Elections bungled its initial ranked choice voting tabulations, new numbers showed Eric Adams leading Kathryn Garcia by about 15,000 votes. But 125,000 uncounted absentee ballots could make the difference — and even keep Maya Wiley in the game.
Just over 21,000 votes separate the top two finishers in the Democratic primary to be New York City’s fiscal watchdog — down from 64,000 in an initial count last week. With 125,000 absentee ballots remaining, it’s still too soon to declare a winner.