Decision 2021

Find Your Polling Place as NYC Kicks Off First Primary Election Day With Ranked Choice

Polling sites will open across the five boroughs beginning at 6 a.m. through 9 p.m.

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New York City's Primary Election Day on Tuesday will test a major election reform with the use of ranked choice voting, and New Yorkers will get to choose their party's nominee for mayor again in over eight years.

Polling sites will open across the five boroughs beginning at 6 a.m. through 9 p.m. Click here to use your address to find your polling location and see what the ballots will look like.

With ranked choice voting, the ballots will look a little different this year and voters can rank up to five candidates in order of preference. Here's how it works:

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With no presidential or congressional races at stake, turnout was expected to be a fraction of what the state saw last November.

Yet even with fewer votes to count, results in some races could take time to emerge.

New York's pandemic-era expansion of mail-in voting is still in effect, and many absentee ballots won't be counted until a week after the election. Results could take longest in New York City, due to the nature of ranked-choice voting.

The leading candidates to succeed term-limited New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio include Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, former city sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia and former de Blasio administration attorney Maya Wiley.

Also in the city, several Democrats are running to succeed Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., who has been leading a probe of former President Donald Trump's business dealings.

The winner will take over both that investigation and an office with a staff of 500 lawyers and a $125 million budget.

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