In less than a month, votes will be counted for the 2021 NYC General Election. A lot will be decided that day, including the next mayor of NYC, borough presidents, the NYC comptroller, the NYC public advocate, City Council representatives and more.

In this article, we provide some important details to know leading up to Election Day.



When is voting?

Election Day is November 2, and polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. However, you can also vote early from October 23 to 31. Early voting hours vary depending on your voting location.

Absentee voting

Those who are voting absentee must request an application for an absentee ballot.

Oct. 18 is the last day the Board of Elections will accept an application or letter of application by mail, online, email or fax. Nov. 1 is the last day voters can apply in-person for an absentee ballot. Ballots must be postmarked for or dropped off by Nov. 2.

You can request an application for an absentee ballot here.

Where is voting?

You can find your polling location on this page.

Who is on the ballot?

You can find a sample ballot by entering your address here.

While most ballots will look similar, there will be some slight differences depending on your district. For those living in District 34, which spans across sections of Bushwick, Williamsburg and Ridgewood, Democratic nominee Jennifer Gutierrez is the frontrunner for the City Council seat. For those living in District 37, which spans across the neighborhoods of Bushwick, East New York, Cypress Hills, Ocean Hill-Brownsville and Brownsville, Democratic nominee Sandy Nurse is the front runner.


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