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How to track New York City Mayor Election results by district

Within the next few hours the results for New York City's mayoral race will begin to trickle in. Here is where to find the vote tally as they come in.

Within the next few hours, the results for New York City's mayoral race will begin to trickle in. Here is where to find the vote tally as they come in.

New Yorkers have a few hours left to vote in the 2021 Mayoral Election before the results begin to come in. WIth Bill Deblasio under to seek another term, the race really comes down to Democrat Eric Adams and Republican Curtis Sliwa.

The New York City Board of Elections has reported that around 135,000 early votes were cast in the days leading up to the election. Since New York City holds its election for mayor and other state and city officials in an off-year, turnout is not expected to reach the levels seen in 2020. Last November, more than 2.5 million voters participated

In 2017, a little 1.1 million residents took part in the election which ended with the reelection of Mayor Bill Deblasio. This figure represented a fraction of the more than five million registered voters.

The Candidates

Both of these candidates beat out other members of their party during the primary elections held this summer. Eric Adams served as the Brooklyn Borough President. Before taking on this role, he served in the New York state senate, and before that was a captain in the New York Police Department.

Curtis Sliwa gained notoriety in New York City after founding a crime prevention organization called Guardian Angels. Sliwa has also hosted a talk radio show for many years. His campaign motto is “Save Our City,” and he has received endorsement from former NYC mayor Rudy Guliani and Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis.

The majority of polls show Eric Adams with a sizeable lead, and with Democratic voters outnumbering Republicans by a substantial margin, Adams is expected to win handily. In a poll conducted by PIX 11/Emerson which surveyed likely voters between 22 and 23 October, 61 percent said they supported Adams. When voters were asked to rank the issues that were most important to them, the most stated issue was crime (34%), followed by homelessness (19%) and jobs (11%).

Where to follow the results

New York City is divided into five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. But with over eight million residents, the boroughs are divided even further into districts which are how most outlets will report the election results. Elections at the district level will also take place today.

Politico and the New York Times will be providing live coverage of the event and publishing results as soon as they become available. The polls close at 9 PM and results can be expected shortly after. The city has not detailed exactly which ballots will be counted first, but they may begin with mail-in ballots which could favor the Democrat in the race.