More Than 3 Million NYC Voters Cast Ballots In 2020 Election, With A Record-Breaking 22% Relying On Absentee Ballots
The New York City Board of Elections officially certified the results of the November general election on Tuesday with more than 3 million votes counted in the race for president and vice president, expanding the margin of victory by four points for Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris from the unofficial results on Election Day.
While more ballots were cast this year than in the last two presidential contests, when voters and election officials had no public health emergency to contend with, the percent of turnout remained roughly the same at 55% of registered voters.
The final tally included votes cast during early voting and in-person on Election Day, as well as a record-breaking 662,314 absentee ballots, made more readily available because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While absentee ballots accounted for just 4% of the total vote four years ago, this year they made up nearly a quarter of all