Voting booths at Hostos Community College’s voting site on June 22, 2021.

NYC’s 2021 primary results: Here’s what we know and what’s next.

Under a new ranked choice voting system, and because of a tremendous number of absentee ballots, it took about two weeks to gain enough clarity to declare winners in the city-wide primary races. Results will still not be official until at least the week of July 12, and it’s a long way to the general election in November. We will be updating this page with partial information in the meantime. Follow along for the latest on the vote count, the candidates and the lead-up to the general election.

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Where Things Stand

Last updated: July 20, 2021

On July 20, the city Board of Elections released certified election results that confirmed Eric Adams as the Democratic nominee for mayor. The certified results followed three unofficial tallies:

On June 22, the city Board of Elections released preliminary first-place, in-person voting results that put Eric Adams in the lead in the mayoral race.

Eight days later, the agency released ranked-choice tallies totals for the mayoral, comptroller and public advocate races on June 30. But those numbers didn’t include some 125,000 absentee ballots. On July 6, a third tally of results, which now included most absentee ballots, showed Adams with a small but insurmountable lead.

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City Council Election Results

Find early vote results here for the City Council candidates running to represent your neighborhood — click on any district number on this map.

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    Key Dates & Details

    • June 29: All absentee ballots must have been received by this date
    • June 29: Board of Elections conducted a preliminary ranked-choice tally of all in-person votes cast. But the tabulation included test ballots, forcing the BOE to pull the results.
    • June 30: Board of Elections released a corrected version of the results for the mayoral, comptroller and public advocate races. The ranked-choice tallies didn’t include the absentee ballots.
    • July 6: The Board of Elections released a third set of results, including ranked-choice calculations including on absentee ballots for the first time.
    • July 7: Garcia and Wiley conceded, guaranteeing Adams the Democratic nomination for mayor.
    • July 9: Absentee voters who have been notified of small fixable errors on their ballots have until this date to resubmit their votes
    • July 14: Board of Elections says it will have an official tally by this date and should be able to certify results shortly after.
    • Oct. 23 - Oct. 31: Early voting period for the general election.
    • Nov. 2: Election Day

    The Jobs at Stake

    What exactly are the jobs that candidates are hoping to win? Learn more about what some of New York City’s most important elected officials do (or at least are supposed to do) and who’s competing to win the seats. Guía Para Votantes en Español.

    The Mayoral Candidates

    These are the 15 contenders who ran in the primary for mayor: 13 Democrats and 2 Republicans. Curtis Sliwa claimed victory in the Republican primary over Fernando Mateo on June 22, with 72% of in-person votes giving him decisive victory on election night. Nearly two weeks later, on July 6, Eric Adams declared victory on the Democratic side after beating Kathryn Garcia by roughly 8,400 votes following eight rounds of ranked-choice tabulations.