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2021 NYC Voting Information. Bookmark this page!

Voting is changing in New York City, and in 2021, it’s more important than ever before that you have all of the information on how to vote and how to do it safely as we continue to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below you can find information on how ranked-choice voting works, how to vote with an absentee ballot, and how to vote early in-person.

If you have any questions, or need a ride to your polling location, please email info@denisekeehansmith.com and a campaign representative will be in contact with you.

Select an option below:

Ranked-Choice Voting

For the first time in 2021, New York City is adopting ranked-choice voting in municipal elections.

This means you can vote for up to five candidates for each office on the ballot, including City Council!

Please note: you are not required to fill in all five slots, you can rank any amount between one and five candidates on your ballot.

Denise will appear on the seventh line on your ballot (she’s also the only hyphenated name on the ballot and easy to find!). Here’s a sample ballot below of how to vote with Denise as your first choice.

Frequent Question: how does the vote tabulation work?

Here’s the answer from Rank the Vote NYC: “To start, all first choice votes are counted. If a candidate gets 50%+1 of first choice votes, they win. Otherwise, ballots are counted in rounds. In each round the candidates with the fewest votes are eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted for the voter’s next choice. Rounds continue until the winner of the final 2 candidates.”

Have additional questions about how to fill out your ballot this year? Shoot us a note at info@denisekeehansmith.com and we’re happy to assist you.