This election will use Ranked Choice Voting. You can rank up to 5 candidates in order of preference, instead of choosing just one. Learn more about Ranked Choice Voting.
There is a Special Election on February 2nd, 2021 for the New York City Council’s 24th District in Queens. This district includes Kew Gardens Hills, Pomonok, Electchester, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Jamaica Estates, Briarwood, Parkway Village, Jamaica Hills, and Jamaica. Learn more about how the City Council impacts your community.
Ranked Choice Voting
Starting with this Special Election, NYC will use Ranked Choice Voting in special and primary elections for local offices, such as Mayor and City Council. You can choose to rank up to 5 candidates in order of preference, instead of choosing just one.
Learn more about Ranked Choice Voting, view a sample ballot, and find answers to frequently asked questions here.
How to Vote
There are three ways to vote in this Special Election. You will use Ranked Choice Voting no matter how you choose to vote.
You can vote early in-person January 23rd-January 31st. Find your assigned early voting site.
Vote by mail
You can vote by mail by requesting an absentee ballot by January 26th. We recommend requesting your ballot as soon as possible.
You can vote in-person on Election Day, February 2nd. Find your assigned Election Day poll site.
You can learn more about your options by visiting our “How to Vote” guide.
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ABOUT THE VOTER GUIDE
This official nonpartisan Voter Guide is produced by the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) to help New Yorkers make informed choices at the polls. The CFB creates an online Guide for every city election. This Guide lists all the candidates who are expected to be on the ballot at the time of publication.
The profiles and photos in this Guide were submitted to the CFB by the candidates, all of whom have affirmed that the information provided is true to the best of their knowledge. The views expressed in the candidate statements do not represent those of the CFB.
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Note: Any candidate running for municipal office (mayor, comptroller, public advocate, borough president, and city council) may join the program.