Voters citywide will decide on five ballot questions that propose changes to the City Charter and will elect a candidate to elect a candidate for the position of public advocate through the end of 2021. Voters in Brooklyn’s City Council District 45 (Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Midwood, and Canarsie) will also elect a candidate to fill the position of City Council member. Voters in Queens will elect a candidate to serve as Queens District Attorney. Make sure to check to learn more about other races that may appear on your ballot.


For a sample of your ballot, click here.

Don’t forget:

  • You can now vote EARLY! Learn more below.
  • Check both sides of your ballot to vote on the ballot questions and any additional races on your ballot.

This is your chance to make an impact on your community, neighborhood, and city. Our city is stronger when everyone votes!


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Starting Saturday, October 26th through Sunday, November 3rd, you will be able to cast your vote at an assigned site in your borough.


Your early voting poll site will be assigned by the BOE and may be different from where you would normally vote on Election Day. Visit to find out where your early voting poll site is located.


Poll site locations are subject to change so be sure to double-check before you head out.


Saturday, October 26

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday, October 27

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monday, October 28

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday, October 29

7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Wednesday, October 30

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday, October 31

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, November 1

7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Saturday, November 2

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday, November 3

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

October 11
Last day to register (by mail) to vote in the general election (must be received by city BOE by October 16)
Last day to register (in person) to vote in the general election
October 26
Early voting begins
October 29
Last date to postmark absentee ballot application 
* You are entitled to request an absentee ballot if you are unable to get to your poll site on Election Day.
November 3
Early voting ends
November 4
Last day to apply (in person) for an absentee ballot (in-person absentee voting may also be conducted on the weekend prior to Election Day; check for details)
Last date to postmark absentee ballot (must be received by city BOE by November 12)
November 5
Last day to deliver absentee ballot (in person) to the city BOE
General Election Day




The CFB partners with media, educational, and civic organizations to sponsor the Debate Program, which provides New Yorkers with the opportunity to compare citywide candidates side-by-side as they discuss the important issues facing the city.


All candidates for citywide office who are participating in the Campaign Finance Program, are on the ballot, and meet pre-determined nonpartisan standards, including financial thresholds, are required to participate in the debates. Candidates who are not participating in the matching funds program may be invited to participate in the debates by the sponsors, provided they meet the same nonpartisan criteria.


Learn more about the debates for Public Advocate.




The public advocate is next in line to the mayor. As the people’s representative in city government, the public advocate can investigate complaints and make recommendations about city services, provide information that allows New Yorkers to protect themselves, and introduce and co-sponsor bills.




The City Council is the law-making branch of the city’s government. Your City Council member is responsible for negotiating and approving the mayor’s budget, making and passing laws, deciding how to use land throughout New York City, and making sure city agencies are serving the people of NYC. Each City Council member represents one of New York City’s 51 City Council districts.




District attorneys are the head prosecutors for their counties. They are responsible for setting criminal justice policies and prosecuting criminal court cases.




The Voter Guide is produced by the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) to help voters like you make informed choices at the polls. For city elections for mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president, or member of the City Council, and city or state ballot proposals, the CFB creates and mails a guide to every registered voter in New York City (in English and Spanish throughout the city and in Chinese, Korean, and Bengali in targeted areas). We produce an online Guide for every election in the same languages.


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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