Voter Guide

About the elections

The upcoming primary elections for the New York City Council are set to take place on June 27th, 2023. This primary election is crucial as it will determine which candidates will move on to the general election and have the opportunity to represent their communities on the city council, District Attorneys, and more.

For the second time, NY will have the opportunity to rank the vote in this primary election to their top five choices for a particular position. Ranked-choice voting promotes a more democratic and fair election process, as it ensures that the winning candidate has the support of the majority of voters.

What’s on the ballot?

Ways to vote

The future of NY is in your hands. It’s time to make your voice heard in the June 27 primary election and help choose your City Council representatives.

There are three ways to cast your vote:

  1. Early Voting

Avoid the rush and vote in-person early from June 17, 2023 until June 25, 2023

Find your early voting poll site: 

  1. Vote by Mail

If you’re unable to vote in person due to a valid reason, request an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Request your absentee ballot: 

  1. Election Day

Polls are open from 6 am to 9 pm on Primary Election Day. Find your polling location: 

Find your poll site

Important dates

Deadline to request an absentee ballot (online)
– Mon, June 12, 2023

Deadline to register to vote
 – Sat, June 17, 2023 

Deadline to update your address
– Sat, June 17, 2023 

Early Voting
– Sat, June 17, 2023 – Sun, June 25, 2023

Primary Election Day
– Tue, June 27, 2023


NY will hold primary elections on June 27th to vote for City Council representatives, District Attorneys, and judges.

Yes! NY will use Ranked Choice Voting in the primary elections for City Council. However, not all offices on your ballot will use Ranked Choice Voting, so keep an eye out for offices like judges that don't use it.

 You can cast your vote at your designated polling location on Election Day, your designated early voting site, or from the comfort of your own home using an absentee ballot.

In NY, you must be a registered voter and member of a political party to vote in a primary election.

The deadline to register is June 17.

Yes! You can still vote for just your 1st-choice candidate. However, ranking other candidates does not harm your 1st choice. If your 1st and only choice is eliminated, your vote will have no influence on the outcome of the election.

No. You can rank up to five candidates, but you do not need to rank a total of five.

Check your voter registration status

Register to Vote

Find your poll site

Apply for an absentee ballot