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Where do I vote in 2021 NYC Mayoral Election?

The election is coming up on November 2 - make sure you know how and where to vote on the big day.

Eric Adams, Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor and Curtis Sliwa, Republican candidate for New York City Mayor smile after participating in a debate, at the ABC 7 studios in New York City.
Eduardo MunozReuters

With Bill de Blasio being unable to stand for another term, this year's election is a head-to-head race between Democrat Eric Adams and Republican Curtis Silwa. The debates have been dominated by the Democrat pandemic response, in which Silwa has criticized the New York vaccine mandate implemented by de Blasio. It will be difficult for Silva to win as Democrats outnumber Republicans 7-1 in the city.

Early voting has closed for the election, with the only period for it being between October 23 and October 31. Just 1 in 30 people, a mere 3.4 percent voted in the early rounds, which could point toward a low turnout for voters. Regardless, both candidates will be fighting to win the coveted position.

However, that does not mean that there are no more opportunities to vote.

Voting by mail

It is still possible to vote by mail, but the deadline to request your ballot in-person is Monday, November 1, 2021. As of publication, you have mere hours to request your absentee ballot.

This can be completed with this link to request your ballot.

Ballots must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, November 2 and received by the Board of Elections by Tuesday, November 9th. When you receive your ballot, make sure to sign and date the back of your absentee ballot envelope.

If you miss this slot, or your ballot does not arrive in time, make sure your vote is counted by turning out in-person. Only one of these votes will be counted officially.

Voting on election day

If you have missed these opportunities, then there is the tried and tested route of voting in-person.

In-person voting begins on November 2. The New York board of elections has set up a website that tells you where your nearest poll site is, making it as easy as possible to get out and vote.

Polls are open from 6am to 9pm, giving you a 15-hour window to get your vote in.


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