Ranked Choice Voting
June 22, 2021 Primary Election
New York City will use ranked-choice voting for Primary and Special Elections for the offices of Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough President and City Council, due to an amendment in the City Charter approved by voters in 2019.
How will you count the votes?
All first-choice votes are counted. If a candidate receives more than 50% of first-choice votes, that candidate wins.
If no candidate earns more than 50% of first-choice votes, then counting will continue in rounds.
At the end of each round, the last-place candidate is eliminated and voters who chose that candidate now have their vote counted for their next choice.
Your vote is counted for your second choice only if your first choice is eliminated. If both your first and second choices are eliminated, your vote is counted for your next choice, and so on.
This process continues until there are two candidates left. The candidate with the most votes wins.
When will results be reported?
Unofficial election night results will be posted at the close of polls on election day. These results will include first-choice votes from early voting and election day but will not include absentee and affidavit ballots.
One week later, preliminary RCV elimination rounds will be tabulated and an unofficial report will be released. The tally will not include any absentee ballots.
The ranking of candidates may continue to change until all absentee ballot processing is completed and all cure deadlines have expired.
Preliminary RCV elimination rounds will be conducted and reports released every week until the election is certified. Final results in ranked-choice elections will not be known until all absentee and military ballots are counted.
When will results be certified?
Election results will not be certified until all ballots are counted including absentee, military, affidavit and emergency.
When to expect results?
|June 22, 2021||Unofficial results at close of polls|
|June 24, 2021||Random draw and audit of election scanners|
|June 28, 2021||Canvass begins for absentee and affidavit ballots|
|June 29, 2021||Preliminary RCV round by round elimination Report 1|
|June 29, 2021||Last day to receive an absentee ballot|
|July 6, 2021||Preliminary RCV round by round elimination Report 2*|
|July 9, 2021||Last day to receive ballot cures – tentative|
*Preliminary RCV elimination rounds will be conducted and reports released every Tuesday until election is certified. Final election results cannot be certified until all ballots are counted. Certification date will be scheduled upon completion of State mandated audit of central ballot scanners used in canvass.
June 22, 2021 Primary Election
Canvass preparations will begin on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 10AM and will continue each day until completed, including Saturday and Sundays. Assembly districts to be canvassed will be updated daily at the close of business.
Canvassing will not be conducted on Sunday, July 4, 2021 and Monday, July 5, 2021.
Canvass Schedule for Saturday, July 3, 2021:
|Manhattan ADs||65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76|
|Bronx ADs||All AD's Complete|
|Brooklyn ADs||41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 64|
|Queens ADs||Democratic Absentees - 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
Republican Absentees - Complete
|Staten Island ADs||ADs 63, 64|
|Mondays thru Friday||10am – 8pm|
|Saturday and Sundays||10am – 5pm|
Absentee Ballot Totals
Absentee ballot recap reports listed below represent absentee ballots distributed and received, as of the date of the report. Numbers are unofficial and subject to change as ballots are received and processed.
Absentee Ballot Recap reports will be updated and posted at the close of business each day beginning Wednesday, June 23, 2021 until Friday, July 9, 2021.