Ranked Choice Voting is the new way to vote in NYC local primary and special election races. Rank Choice Voting (RCV) gives voters more choice and more power, brings more diverse voices out to vote and to run for office, helps people vote based on their values, and ensures that whoever gets elected received a greater percentage of support. RCV is modernizing our election system and a powerful opportunity to democratize our democracy… but only if New Yorkers know about it.
F.Y. Eye is raising awareness about Ranked Choice Voting in advance of the June primaries. In partnership with a range of nonprofits, community-based organizations, and media groups, we will educate, inspire, and mobilize New Yorkers of all backgrounds around RCV. We are meeting New Yorkers where they are every day to make sure that as many of us who can vote and participate in the election process do. Getting out the vote and helping New Yorkers understand RCV from both a process perspective as well as the opportunity it presents to make our democracy more inclusive and equitable speaks to the core of why F.Y. Eye exists.
Our Plan + What We’re Doing
- Build a voting PSA clearinghouse that provides a diverse array of nonprofit and community-created civic graphics translated in multiple languages for anyone to download and share
- Disseminate up-to-date voter information from leading nonpartisan voter engagement nonprofits on what RCV is, how to register, confirm registration, vote absentee and vote in person using all of our distribution channels
- Encourage our mission-driven media partners to donate remnant space to further amplify strategic and effective voter engagement messages
- Help guide New Yorkers to develop a plan and decide how and when they will cast their vote
- Partner with New York nonprofits and other community-based organizations serving new voters and politically disengaged populations on voter outreach and mobilization campaigns
- Motivate willing and able New Yorkers to serve as poll workers
- Use the power of art and design to inspire voter participation with F.Y. Eye’s Impact Artist CollectiveTM and other artists living throughout New York
Your Plan: Get Involved + Vote
- Learn the basics of RCV and why it gives you more choice and power as a voter
- Find out what positions are on the ballot, who is running and what their positions are on issues important to you.
- Confirm Your Registration: Double check that you are registered to vote here. If you are not registered to vote, or you have registered at the wrong address, then you can register/update your voter registration here.
- Apply to Vote by Mail: Request your mail in ballot (aka “absentee ballot”) early to ensure it arrives on time.
- Vote! Mail in your ballot, drop it off at a drop box or at your elections office, or vote in person.
- You are still eligible to vote in person (Early Voting or on Election Day) if you request an absentee ballot.
- If you vote absentee/by mail, then you can track the status of your ballot online.
- Early Voting will take place from June 12, 2021 – June 20, 2021. Election Day is June 22, 2021.
- If you vote in person, don’t forget to properly wear your mask and stay six feet apart from others.
- Become a Poll Worker! Help ensure that as many polling locations as possible are open and available for each and every New Yorker to cast her/his/their ballot. Learn more about paid poll worker opportunities in New York here.
Key Primary Election Dates
- 5/28: Voter registration deadline
- 6/12: Early voting starts
- 6/15: Absentee/Vote-By-Mail ballot request deadline
- 6/20: Early voting ends
- 6/15: Absentee/Vote-By-Mail ballot postmark deadline
- 6/22: Election Day
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