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How to vote in the June 23 primaries.

Primary Day is just three short weeks away, on June 23, encompassing primaries for President, Congress, and state and local races.

The ballot will be two-sided. On page one, Presidential candidates and then all the delegates will be listed (with the candidate that they are pledged to, at the right of their name). Voters can choose up to any seven of the delegates, regardless of which Presidential candidate they are pledged to. Page two will list Congressional candidates (all four incumbent Manhattan Congress Members have challengers) and State Senate, Assembly, State Committee, and Judicial Delegate candidates.

There are three ways to vote:

In person:  at your regular polling place, from 6 am to 9 pm on Primary Day. Search pollsitelocator.com [1] for that location.

By mail, via Absentee Ballot: All eligible registered Democrats have already been mailed an application which they should fill out and return on or before Tuesday, June 16 by mail in the enclosed postage paid envelope. If you missed that application in your mailbox, you may also request an application online at the Board of Elections website at vote.nyc [2].  (If you miss the mail-in deadline of June 16, you can also drop off your application and vote in person at the Board of Elections office at 200 Varick Street, 10th Floor, during normal business hours until 5 pm on June 22, the day before the primary.)

In completing the application, specify “Illness” as your reason (The Governor has declared illness a legitimate reason to receive a ballot this year) and list the address to which you want the ballot sent (either your home or your “COVID address”). Again, you must apply by June 16 if using the mail to receive a ballot, which you must complete and return by mail, postmarked by June 22 or returned in person, to the Manhattan Board of Elections office, 200 Varick St., 10 Fl, New York, NY 10014 by 9 pm on Primary Day.

Remember to put the absentee ballot into the provided envelope and sign and date that envelope!

Early, in person: Between Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 21, during these hours at these locations (info from the BOE [3]):

Manhattan’s early voting sites (known as “New York County” at the BOE):
You should visit the site closest to you…

Whichever way you choose, please remember to vote!