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As Primary Comes Down to Absentee Ballots, Here’s Where They’re Coming From

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.

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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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Will NYC’s Mayoral Wannabes Listen to Young New Yorkers?

The pandemic and last year’s racial justice protests ignited increased youth interest in local politics. Whether or not they can vote, young New Yorkers want their priorities heard this election season.

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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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Will Your Primary Vote Count? Why Thousands of New York Ballots Got Tossed

The affidavit ballots of nearly 14,000 registered New York voters across the state in the 2020 general election were disqualified, thanks to a little-known rule. Critics say the system is a form of voter suppression.

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Comptroller and Public Advocate Races: What You Need to Know

The contests for the two key citywide posts are getting lost amid the mayoral primary battle. Here’s why you should care — straight from a former comptroller and an ex-public advocate.

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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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Is There Big Money in Your NYC Neighborhood Election? Here’s How to Find Out

Local super PACs — including one backed by the world’s richest woman — are making independent expenditures to influence New York’s races. Take a close look at the next campaign flyer you get...

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Is Voting Powerful? Come to the Civic Newsroom And Let’s Talk About It...

Our next round of online sessions is coming in early April. The goal: to better understand what information New Yorkers need during this crucial and complicated election season.

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Which Mayoral Candidates Agree with You? Here’s Why We Made a Tool That Tells You

Meet You Mayor shows you how the candidates’ stands fit with your take on top issues. THE CITY’s Civic Newsroom breaks down how the quiz-driven tool works — and how you can help us generate more questions for candidates.

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We Received 63 Questions About Ranked Choice Voting. Here Are Some Answers.

What if I pick one? What if I skip a slot? Is Ranked Choice Voting "The Hunger Games"? The Civic Newsroom is here to help you understand RCV in New York’s 2021 election.

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Do You Know Who’s Running for City Council in Your District?

Readers asked how to keep track of 300 City Council candidates in races across the five boroughs. THE CITY made an interactive that maps out all the contests.

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Do You Have to Be a Millionaire to Run for Mayor of New York?

What are the legal requirements to seek office in New York City? The CITY’s Civic Newsroom answers that question and more.

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Welcome to the Civic Newsroom: Election News and Events for Voters Choosing New York City’s Next Leaders

What does a DA do? Can you get a mail-in ballot? What is going on? The Civic Newsroom is here to help you navigate New York’s 2021 election.