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MNN's coverage of Local Elections: Debates and Candidate Statements 2021 election.

New York City's municipal elections will be held on November 2, 2021. The primary election will occur on June 22, 2021. The primaries will be the first to use ranked-choice voting after it was approved by a ballot question in 2019.  The general election is set for Nov. 2, 2021.

This year NYC is voting for a new mayor, comptroller, four new borough presidents and many new City Council members.

  • The primary is an election in which registered voters select a candidate that they believe should be a political party's candidate for elected office to run in the general election.  The primary election is set for June 22, 2021.
  • The deadline to register to vote is Friday, May 28 and early voting begins on Saturday, June 12. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is June 15.
  • Why so soon this year? An early-voting bill signed into law by the governor in January 2019 also moved New York’s primary from September to June.
  • The general election is set for Nov. 2, 2021.

Find out all about ranked-choice voting

City wide races

Comptroller: Election 2021

The NYC Comptroller is an independently elected official, who safeguards the City’s fiscal health, roots out waste, fraud and abuse in local government, and ensures that municipal agencies serve the needs of all New Yorkers. 

Public Advocate: Election 2021

The New York City Public Advocate is elected to act as a watchdog for local government in the city of New York, and is first in line to succeed the mayor. Current incumbent: Jumaane Williams

Manhattan races

City Council Districts

There are 51 City Council districts throughout the five boroughs each represented by an elected Council Member. There are 10 district in Manhattan.

City Council District 4: Election 2021

City Council District 4 covers Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Yorkville, Central Park South, Midtown East, Times Square, Koreatown, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, Waterside Plaza, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Sutton Place. 

All maps used by permission of NYC.gov

MNN's coverage of previous Elections

See our video and blog coverage of candidates, forums, debates in past NYC elections.

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