Registered Democrats in New York will vote on June 23 in the Democratic Primary. Safe and accessible voting is crucial as our city confronts the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why vote on June 23? Brooklyn is a one party town. The Democratic Primary determines the Democratic candidate in November and, since Brooklyn votes blue, the Democrat typically wins. In other words, the Primary is the election.
Who will be on my ballot? This year, Assembly District 52 includes elections for offices such as State Senator, as well as party positions like District Leader (it will say “State Committee Member” on your ballot). A federal court has ruled that New York’s presidential primary will be held. However, this decision is subject to appeal.
Who can vote? Registered Democrats can vote in the Primary. Check your voter registration to make sure you are registered at your current address and as a Democrat. If your current address is incorrect, update your address immediately by re-registering here. If you are not registered as a Democrat, you cannot vote in the Primary — the deadline to update your party affiliation was February 14. Update your registration to participate in 2021.
Safe Voting During COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, Governor Cuomo is allowing all registered voters to request an absentee ballot for the June 23 election. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is June 16.
Request an absentee ballot at nycabsentee.com. (It takes just two minutes!)
You can also call 1-866-VOTE-NYC or print and send this form to Brooklyn’s Board of Elections at 345 Adams Street, 4 Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11201 no later than June 16.
When filling out the form, check ‘temporary illness’ as the purpose for the request.
Other Voting Options
Absentee voting is the safest voting option right now. If you are unable to submit a form to receive an absentee ballot and you must vote in person, please stay tuned for updates regarding poll sites and safe voting procedures.
If you have any questions about how to vote in the June 23 election, please don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request Your Absentee Ballot
You must submit an application no later than June 16 to vote in the June 23 Democratic Primary.