Key Election Dates for the New York Primary Election - June 27, 2023
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
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What will we be voting on?
NYC’s entire City Council is on the ballot! Our city’s laws begin as legislation drafted and voted on by the City Council.
Why is there another City Council election this year? It’s the U.S. Census. Every Council Member elected in 2021 represents a district drawn from 2010 Census results until 12/31/23; those elected this year will represent districts drawn with 2020 census data, for a full four-year term beginning 1/1/24. Petitioning for candidates running this year begins 2/28/23.
In addition to the City Council, some counties will also vote for District Attorney, Civil Court Judges, Delegates to the Judicial Convention, who nominate candidates for New York State Supreme Court, and party positions.
Local elections matter. On June 27, your community’s future is in your hands!
Ranked Choice Voting will be used in the June 27 primary election.
The New York City Council offices will use ranked choice voting.
Learn more about ranked choice voting at nycvotes.org/how-to-vote/ranked-choice-voting.
Key Election Dates for the June 27, 2023 Primary Election in New York State
What you can do now
- Check your registration status at voterlookup.elections.ny.gov and verify that your address and political party are correct and voter status is active. It is a best practice to check your registration status before every election. Manhattan is New York County.
- Use the Voter Registration form to register to vote, to update an inactive voter registration status, to update your address, or to change your political party. nycvotes.turbovote.org.
Tuesday, February 14
Last day to change your political party before the June 27 primary election. In New York State, you must be registered with a political party to vote in that party’s primary election. To change your party affiliation, resubmit your voter registration with the party affiliation of choice nycvotes.turbovote.org.
Wednesday, June 7
Deadline to update your address. If you move, you must notify the Board of Elections of your new address by this date to vote in the primary election. Resubmit your voter registration with your new address nycvotes.turbovote.org.
Monday, June 12
Absentee ballot request deadline (online). (link not available yet)
Deadline to request your absentee ballot online or by mail. Request your absentee ballot with a mail-in absentee ballot request (interactive PDF) elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/download/voting/AbsenteeBallot-English.pdf.
Saturday, June 17
Voter Registration Deadline.
NYCCFB has partnered with Turbovote to make registration easy. Register to vote.
Saturday, June 17 - Sunday, June 25
Vote early in person before Election Day! Find your early voting site and hours.
Monday, June 26
Absentee ballot request deadline (in person)
Find your borough Board of Elections office.
Tuesday, June 27
Primary Election Day
Polls are open 6am - 9pm. Find your poll site.
Tuesday, June 27
Deadline to return absentee ballot
Last day to postmark your absentee ballot or drop it off at a poll site. Find your poll site.
Absentee ballots must be postmarked by June 27 to be valid.
Tuesday, July 4
Deadline for Board of Elections to receive absentee ballots.
The Board of Elections must receive your absentee ballot by this date. Your ballot must be postmarked by June 27 to be valid.
Should You Give a Candidate Your Signature? A Voter’s Guide to Petitioning Season
February 27, 2023, thecity.nyc, by Divya Murthy
In the coming weeks, you may be asked to add your signature to a form nominating a candidate for this year’s elections. Here’s what that means…Local elections are about to get underway in New York for 2023...all 51 City Council seats and three district attorneys, among others — will get out on the streets and gather lots of signatures so they can be formally certified to make it onto the ballot for June’s primary...This step of the process is called petitioning. But what does it mean to sign, and what should you know before you do?...When campaign volunteers come up to you with a petition, they’ll likely ask you whether you are:
- Registered to vote.
- Registered to vote in the party they’re petitioning for.
- Registered to vote in the party they’re petitioning for in the district the candidate is running in.
All three things have to be true for you to be eligible to sign that petition...City Council seats need anywhere between 450 and 900 [valid] signatures...District Attorney seats need 4,000, and Civil Court judge candidates need 1,500...you’ll likely see campaigners for candidates handing out forms for you to sign — traditionally, green for Democratic candidates and red for Republicans...Other things to keep in mind:
- The information you write down has to match the information in your voter registration.
- You have to sign in blue or black ink for your signature to be considered valid.
- You can’t have signed another petition for the same office.
Most people don’t know that last part...You can, however, sign another petition for a different office. For instance, you can sign one candidate’s petition for a City Council seat and another petition for a District Attorney seat...Signing a petition doesn’t indicate that you are endorsing the candidate or will vote for the candidate...It just says ‘I believe that you should have the right to be on the ballot...Before you sign, you can ask about the candidate’s positions and the offices for which they’re running...some good questions may include asking about their top priorities, what people and organizations have endorsed them, and their positions on issues that are important to you.
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