Primary Election Day

06/22/2021 at 6:00am

The best way to stay civically engaged and to advocate for the environment and environmental justice communities is by making sure you cast your ballot. This year New York City is voting for Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, Borough Presidents, City Council, and District Attorneys in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Other localities are also voting for municipal-level officials.

Find out who is on your ballot:

To check your registration status, go to

The deadline to change your address is June 2nd.

If you prefer to vote in person

Early Voting will take place from June 12th through June 20th. If you’d like to find your early voting site, NYC voters can go to and non-NYC voters can go to

Primary Day is on Tuesday, June 22nd. If you’d like to find your regular polling site here, NYC voters can go to and non-NYC voters can go to

This year voters in NYC will have the opportunity to participate in ranked-choice voting. That means instead of just picking one candidate for any given position, you will rank up to your top five choices. We held a webinar about rank choice voting and you can watch the recording here. You can read the recap here.

If you prefer to vote through an absentee ballot

All registered voters can request an absentee ballot if they’d like to vote by mail. If you are affected by COVID-19 and/or the potential of contracting the virus, please check the box for “Temporary Illness” on the application. The definition has been temporarily expanded to include “a risk of contracting or spreading a disease” such as COVID-19.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is June 15th. You can apply online or download the application online here:

Voting for candidates that support policies to fight climate change, protect our natural resources, and advance environmental justice is one of the most important ways that you can make a difference – even from home. We hope you’ll join us in casting your ballot for the environment this June.

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