BOE Does Not Expect to Announce Mayoral Primary Results until July 12
The polls will close tonight at 9pm, but the Board of Elections (BOE) does not anticipate releasing and certifying the official results of the city’s Mayoral Primary until July 12, which is 20 days away.
While the BOE will be able to announce the total of first-place votes cast in-person tonight, if no one candidate wins 50% of the vote, which experts says is likely the case with 13 Democratic mayoral candidates running, the first round of ranked-choice results will not be announced until June 29.
On Tuesday, June 29, the BOE will release updated results that it will still call “preliminary and unofficial” because that is the date on which the board will only begin to count absentee and affidavit ballots.
On July 6, the BOE will post more results, and a week after that, the board will announce the final winners.
“I would just say to New Yorkers we’re going to have to exercise a little patience here, something we’re not particularly good at,” said Mayor de Blasio, who would not reveal for whom he was voting. “It could be weeks before we have a 100% final result.”
Today, New Yorkers are also voting for comptroller, public advocate, borough presidents, city council seats, and several judges.