Early Voting

The switch-up in poll sites between the two summer primaries could add to voter confusion in a low-turnout election season.
Understanding the not-so flashy — but equally as important — contests lower on your primary ballot sheet this election season.
New polling sites, what to know about absentee ballots and more redistricting drama in the Assembly (maybe).
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.
Can you drop off ballots for friends? Do you need postage to send in absentee ballots? And what’s the deal again with ranked choice voting? Good questions. We’ve got some answers...
You can cast your ballot for mayor and the rest of the citywide races beginning Saturday. Here’s the lowdown on everything from where to find your early voting site to how to navigate ranked choice voting.
Initial ranked choice voting tabulation is expected to be quick. But Board of Election officials will have to wait for absentee and affidavit ballots in races without a romp.
With so many debates and contenders as the crucial June 22 primary approaches, how do you make sense of it all? Some experts offer tips on getting the most out of the candidate meetings.
A city investigation found no evidence of interference in the debacle that forced officials to resend ballots to about 100,000 Brooklyn voters ahead of the Trump-Biden contest. The company responsible for the mess is sitting out this election.
Time is running out to register. Here is what you need to know to make sure you can cast your ranked-choice ballot for everything from your local City Council contest to the citywide race for mayor.
The number of candidates for everything from mayor to City Council has narrowed. But a lot of hopefuls still pack the first citywide ranked choice voting ballot. We’ve got some lists.
We’re here to listen. Email tips@thecity.nyc or visit our tips page for other ways to share.
Candidates face a lottery Thursday for ballot positioning — all the more important this year because of crowded races, ranked choice and absentee voting.
Who can request a ballot? What are the deadlines? How do you return the ballot? Good questions. Here’s what you need to know.
We’re launching a wide-ranging effort to better understand what voters need and want to know. We’ll help you find that information and share it with New Yorkers as the city enters a crucial election season.
Thousands of poll workers fanned out across the city, but many voting sites were calm and sparsely attended thanks to the droves of New Yorkers who cast ballots early.
If the Board of Elections has not yet confirmed it received your valid ballot, you may want to vote in person — if you can. Don’t worry: It’s legal. Your absentee ballot will be removed and not counted.
After months of limited social interactions, early voting brought people together — on long, socially distanced lines. Here are some scenes from the final weekend before Election Day.
Problems crop up every major election year, along with calls for reform. But who can change the notorious BOE? Albany, advocates say — with pressure from outraged voters.
Long lines wrapped Madison Square Garden, the Barclays Center and other poll sites as many cast their ballots in the Trump-Biden race Saturday amid a pandemic.
Elections officials say the NYPD will monitor the 61 early voting sites 24/7, but a formal security plan remains to be seen.
Early voting in New York debuts Oct. 26. But the city Board of Elections apparently blew a state deadline to let voters know where to cast ballots.