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The Vote CCNY website is geared towards promoting faculty, staff and student voter registration, awareness and participation through in-person and virtual activities, partnership and public resources.

Dear Members and Friends of the City College Community:

The 2021 Primary Election was held on Tuesday, June 22nd for City wide offices.

Ranked Choice Voting will be used to declare the winners if no one candidate attained 51 percent of the vote in each race.

Unofficial Primary Election results can be found on the NYC Board of Elections Website: https://web.enrboenyc.us/

Your Vote is Your Voice!


Election and Voting Dates

Please note these key voter registration deadlines, early voting and election dates:
June 12 – June 20, 2021 Early Voting period for the Primary Election
June 15, 2021 Deadline to apply for an Absentee Ballot. Request an Absentee Ballot online
June 22, 2021 NYC Primary Election Day

October 8, 2021 Deadline to Register to Vote for the General Election
  Mail-in applications must be postmarked by this date and received by the Board Of Elections by October 13, 2021
  Last day to register in-person at a Board of Elections
October 13, 2021 Change of address for the General Election must be received by this date at the Board of Elections
October 23 – October 31, 2021 Early Voting period for the General Election
November 2, 2021 General Election

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) Information & Resources

Starting January 1, 2021, New York City voters will use Ranked Choice Voting in primary and special elections for local offices. These offices include those for Mayor, Comptroller, Borough President, and City Council. As a voter you will be able to rank up to 5 candidates in your order of preference or you can choose just one if you decide. Any candidate must win 51% of the vote to win an election.

If no candidate in an election for a local office wins 51% of the vote:

  • votes are then counted in rounds
  • each round, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated
  • if your highest rated candidate is eliminated, your vote will move to your next highest rated candidate
  • rounds will continue, eliminating candidates with the lowest votes, until a candidate receives 51% or more of votes

The NYC Campaign Finance Board/ NYC Votes & the NYC Board of Elections Ranked Choice Voting webpages are live and includes educational resources:

NYC Campaign Finance Board/ NYC Votes

New York City Board of Elections

For those interested in learning how you can educate and inform voters in your communities about RCV, you can sign up for training sessions here.

The first special election to use Ranked Choice Voting is the February 2, 2021 election for City Council 24th District (Queens).

Please view the short Ranked Choice Voting info videos below for more information:


Register to Vote - Forms and Resources

An accessible version of the New York State Voter Registration Form is available online. Completed forms must be printed, signed, dated, and mailed to the county board of elections.

Who Can Register to Vote?

  • To be eligible to register to vote you must:
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
  • Be a resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election;
  • Not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship);
  • Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere

Voter Registration Coordinator

Evelyn Ortega Assistant Director
Student Life & Leadership Development
Campus Voter Registration Coordinator


CUNY Votes

CUNY VOTES is a comprehensive, non-partisan initiative whose mission is to promote student voter registration, voter participation and voter awareness through campus-based activities, external partnerships and University-wide campaigns.

A How-To Guide for Registration to Vote - CUNY

We Power NYC
NYC Votes and CUNY are aiming to get 25,000 CUNY students to pledge to vote in 2021. When you sign up, you will receive election updates and reminders to help you stay engaged. Use your power-Vote. As members of the colleges community, it is important to participate in the 2021 local elections.

Learn about who you will vote for in the 2021 local elections.

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