Voting Info


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
Sunday June 20

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.


Absentee Ballot

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.

You can also download and fill out the request form here and email it to [email protected] or print and mail it or drop it off at your borough’s Board of Elections office.


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.