Voters cast ballots for NYC mayor as early voting closes

This election also marks the first citywide election to use ranked-choice voting.

News 12 Staff

Jun 20, 2021, 2:26 PM

Updated 1,089 days ago

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Polls are open across the city for the final day of early voting.
Saturday saw the biggest turnout for early voters. Citywide – there has already been a total of 155,630 ballots cast.
Brooklyn has accounted for 52,000 total votes through Saturday and the Bronx accounted for over 17,000.
Primary elections are being held for the next New York City mayor.
The last mayoral primary in 2017 saw over 400,000 total votes.
Other races include those for public advocate, comptroller, borough president and City Council.
This election also marks the first citywide election to use ranked-choice voting.
Voters can rank their top five candidates. If nobody gets more than 50% of the first-place votes, the candidate with the lowest total is eliminated and the next highest ranked candidate from those ballots gets the vote.
Polls are open until 4 p.m. today.
Tuesday is Election Day.


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