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Are You Prepared for the NYC Primary on June 22? Here are Some Last-Minute Tips

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...

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Early Voting Begins June 12 in NYC’s Primary. Here’s What You Need to Know

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.

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Why We Might Not Know Who Won the NYC Mayoral Primary Until Mid-July

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.

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It’s NYC Mayoral Debate Season: What to Watch for as the Candidates Clash

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.

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No Mischief in Presidential Ballot Bungle, But Firm Shut Out of Primary Printing Job

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.

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Can You Vote in New York City’s June 22 Primary 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.

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Here’s the Ballot Lineup for June 22 New York City Primaries

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.

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The NYC Mayoral Ballot Name Game: From Adams to Yang, Will Order Count?

Candidates face a lottery Thursday for ballot positioning — all the more important this year because of crowded races, ranked choice and absentee voting.

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How to Get an Absentee Ballot for New York City’s June 22 Primary

Who can request a ballot? What are the deadlines? How do you return the ballot? Good questions. Here’s what you need to know.

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THE CITY’s Civic Newsroom Will Use Virtual Meetings, Newsletters and Stories to Help Inform NYC Voters

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.

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Last in Line: Late-Shift Voters Escape Crowds on Quiet Election Day

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.

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Absentee Voters Still Wait for Confirmation From NYC’s Election Ballot Tracking System

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.

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Nine Days, One Million Ballots: How New Yorkers Found Community in Early Voting Lines

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.

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How to Reform New York City’s Board of Elections (For Real This Time)

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.

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First in Line: Eager and Anxious New Yorkers Kick Off Early Voting for 2020 Election

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.

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City Board of Elections Lags in Submitting Early-Vote Security Plan

Elections officials say the NYPD will monitor the 61 early voting sites 24/7, but a formal security plan remains to be seen.

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Board of Elections Hustles to Fix Late Start on Early Voting Rollout

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.

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New Spending Boosts Budget That Mayor Touts as Thrifty

Mayor Bill de Blasio proposes $916 million in spending cuts over two years, while adding $1.47 billion in new spending since his February plan