NYC primary early voting begins tomorrow Saturday, June 12, 2021, and continues until Sunday, June 20, 2021. Go to https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/ to confirm your early voting site, which will be Queens College for most tenants.
You can still request an absentee ballot until Tuesday, June 15, 2021, and can make the request online at https://nycabsentee.com/ . If you are affected by COVID-19 or concerned about the potential of contracting the virus, check the box for “Temporary Illness” as the reason for requesting a ballot.
Primary Election Day wil be Tuesday, June 22, 2021, and polls will be open from 6 am to 9 pm. Go to https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/ to confirm your primary election day site, which will be P.S. 26Q on 69th Avenue for most Fresh Meadows residents.
All Fresh Meadows eligible voters are urged to vote in the primary and exercise their privilege to rank candidates in both citywide and local races. FMTA members have received a mailing that discusses the implications of ranked voting in a multi-candidate field.
That mailing also reviews the heavily contested City Council District 23 Democratic primary. There is also a Republican primary between Alex Amoroso and James Reilly. (Reilly has already been named as the Conservative Party candidate the district.)
A challenge for candidates is that Fresh Meadows (yellow area in the map shown below) sits on the edge of City Council District 23, cut off from some of our adjacent neighbors with whom we share concerns. Being on the edge also makes it likely that Fresh Meadows voters may not been familar with candidates who come from neighborhoods in the eastern areas of the district.
The FMTA is non-partisan and does not recommend or endorse candidates, even though as a registered 501 c(4) non-profit corporation we could. Information about elections are presented as a public service, intended to offset the lack of a strong local media presence.