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Early Voting Begins a Month From Today, With 19 Voting Sites in Queens

Voters cast their ballot at a polling site in Queens on Election Day Nov. 3, 2020. (Michael Appleton/ Mayoral Photography Office)

May 12, 2021 By Christina Santucci

In-person voting in New York City’s Primary Election gets underway one month from today.

New York City voters will be able to fill in their ballots – for mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president and City Council – at the polls starting Saturday, June 12.

The Board of Elections is setting up 19 early voting sites around the borough for the primary.

Voters can look up the poll designated for their address on the city Board of Elections site – as early voting locations may be different from primary day polls.

With early voting, people fill in their ballots and scan them into the machines – just as they do with in-person voting on Election Day. Voters can also drop off their absentee ballots at early voting sites.

Early voting is scheduled to kick off June 12 at 8 a.m., and will take place every day through Sunday, June 20 – leading up to the Primary Election Day on Tuesday, June 22. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. on June 22.

The Commissioners of the BOE approved an additional 10 hours of early voting for the June Primary during their meeting May 4. There will be a total of 83 hours of early voting over the course of nine days in June, up from 73 hours held before the November election.

More than 250,000 people in Queens — and over 1.1 million citywide – cast their ballots using early voting in the presidential election, according to the BOE. There were 18 sites used for early voting in the borough in November.

The BOE added an additional site in Queens – Queensborough Community College – for next month’s Primary.

The June Primary will also be the first time Ranked-Choice Voting will be used for citywide seats. The process – through which voters can rank up to five candidates for each seat in order of preference – was previously used for two special elections for City Council seats in Queens.

Voters will be able to rank their selections for mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president and City Council.

For more information about ranked-choice voting works, visit the BOE’s website.

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