FAR ROCKAWAY/BAYSWATER PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Early Voting for the Primary Elections for NYC Mayor, City Council, Public Advocate, Comptroller, and Borough President will be held from Sunday, June 13th until Sunday, June 20th, 2021 at the Rockaway YMCA 207 Beach 73rd Street off of Rockaway Beach Blvd.
|Sunday||June 13||8:00am - 5:00pm|
|Monday||June 14||7:00am - 4:00pm|
|Tuesday||June 15||10:00am - 8:00pm|
|Wednesday||June 16||10:00am - 8:00pm|
|Thursday||June 17||10:00am - 8:00pm|
|Friday||June 18||7:00am - 4:00pm|
8:00am - 4:00pm
Individuals registered as Democrats may vote in the Democratic Party primaries; Individuals registered as Republicans may vote in the Republican Party primaries.
Voting on Tuesday June 23rd will take place at your usual polling location
from 6am - 9pm.
New "Rank Choice Voting" System
This election will follow NYC's "rank choice voting system." Instead of choosing just one candidate, you will be asked to choose up to 5 candidates in order of preference (#1 being your top choice). While you are not required to choose more than one candidate, a vote for a #2, #3, #4 and #5 candidate will give each voter a greater voice in the election.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the June 22, 2021 Primary Election is June 15, 2021.
Because of the pandemic, anyone may request an absentee ballot until (at least) the end of 2021.
You can request an absentee ballot online here or by calling 1-866-VOTE-NYC. If you request it online, you’ll get a confirmation number from the city Board of Elections, then you can track your ballot here.
Join the movement...register to vote!
Voter registration for this month's Far Rockaway/Bayswater elections is now closed. If you are not registered to vote locally, please click here to register now so you can join our cause and vote in future elections!
What It Means To Register For a Political Party
You may register to vote in New York State by completing a voter registration form. Political party enrollment is optional but, in order to vote in a primary election of a political party, a voter must enroll with that political party. Registering as a member of a party therefore allows residents to vote in that party’s primary elections, to help determine who will be that party’s candidates for the general election.
In many jurisdictions, the primary elections are more highly contested and more closely watched than the general elections. Therefore, while the choice to register as an independent or with any political party is up to you, you must register with a political party if you would like to participate in primary elections.