Early voting kicks off Saturday in NYC
The Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center is expected to be busy Saturday as New Yorkers can begin early voting for the primary elections.
This election will play an important role in how New York City will continue to recover from the pandemic.
New Yorkers will decide who will go on the ballot in November.
On the ballot are candidates for mayor, Bronx and Brooklyn borough presidents, public advocate, city comptroller and all 51 City Council seats.
This year, voters will get to rank up to five candidates instead of picking just one.
If one candidate doesn't get more than 50% of the votes, ranked choice kicks in. That means if your No. 1 pick for mayor comes in last place and is eliminated, your second choice is used. And that process continues.
Officials with the Board of Elections say you are not required to rank multiple candidates.
If you plan to take advantage of early voting, you can check the wait times before you head out on the BOE's real-time map.
Early voting starts Saturday at 8 a.m.