Mark your calendars and don’t forget to go out and vote in the New York City Primary Election on June 22, 2021.
Primary elections will be held for New York City Mayor, Comptroller, City Council races, and other important citywide offices. Early voting will also be available beginning June 12th and hours and locations will vary throughout the City. To find your nearest early voting location, click here.
It is important to remember that a new form of voting known as Ranked Choice Voting is now in place. Through this way of voting, voters throughout the City will have the option to rank their top five candidates for Mayor, Comptroller, Borough President, and in City Council races. Voters can still choose to only vote for one candidate if they would like.
Ranked Choice Voting is a very simple process. On their ballots, voters can rank up to five candidates in order of preference. Every voter’s first choice is counted and if no candidate receives more than 50% of votes, there is an automatic runoff using the ranked choices. See accompanying photo to see what a new ballot will look like.
In the March and April issues of the RSA Reporter, we detailed important information that you need to know with regard to Mayoral and City Council candidates. We cannot stress enough that, regardless of your individual political beliefs, it is important to familiarize yourself with all of the various candidates ahead of Primary Day and vote for those who will support a fair balance of building owner and tenant needs. As building owners, you have seen firsthand over the last eight years how harmful progressive and pro-tenant policies can be and it is crucial that we support candidates who will fight for policy that will preserve the City’s aging rent-stabilized housing stock.
For more information about this year’s Primary Election and candidates, check out this detailed article from The City at https://bit.ly/3tF18eo. For more information about how Ranked Choice Voting works, visit https://rankthevotenyc.org/.