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Voting and Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for NYC Voters

Protect your health, and the health of our democracy. Vote safely!

Last updated: April 2, 2021 at 3:30 PM

There is a Citywide Primary Election on June 22nd. Learn more.

Ranked Choice Voting: Starting in 2021, NYC will use Ranked Choice Voting in primary and special elections for local offices. You can rank up to 5 candidates in order of preference, instead of choosing just one. Learn more about Ranked Choice Voting here.

We know that New Yorkers are concerned about the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and we want to make sure that you have the information you need to vote safely. This page will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Whether you are ill, in self-quarantine, or simply want to limit your exposure to crowds, there are options available to stay involved while taking care of yourself.

Follow public health advice
We strongly encourage New Yorkers to vote safely. If you are able, voting by mail or voting early are great ways to avoid crowds and long lines on Election Day.

The Board of Elections is working to make sure that all polling sites will be as clean and safe as possible. The CDC has also issued guidelines for election polling locations. But your health is in your hands, too: washing or using hand sanitizer after touching surfaces in public spaces (including voting machines) is a smart way to stay healthy, whenever you vote.

Stay informed
For all the latest updates, sign up to receive email and text message alerts at nycvotes.nyccfb.info/vote_smart, or text VOTESMART to 917-979-6377. You can also follow NYC Votes on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Check the top of the page for the date and timestamp for the last update. For the health and safety of our staff and visitors, the Campaign Finance Board is currently providing all services remotely; visit our Contact Us page for details.

Visit www.nyc.gov/coronavirus for complete information on the virus, the city’s response, and how you can help stop the spread of coronavirus.