NYC Election Atlas

Originally developed as a joint project of the Center for Urban Research at the Graduate Center / CUNY
with the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and the Center for Community and Ethnic Media

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UPDATES: Spring 2022

The Election Atlas has been updated with the following information & maps:

  • Map of mayoral results for the 2021 NYC general election.
  • Interactive map and other analysis from certified ranked choice voting results for the June 2021 Primary.

Earlier updates include...

  • Turnout data compared with local demographics for major elections from 2001 through 2020.
  • Presidential election results in NYC from 2020.
  • Unofficial election results for the 2016 Presidential Primary election in NYC and New York State.
  • Several historic maps providing context for New York's 2016 presidential primary.
  • Congressional District 11: results from the May 5, 2015 special election as well as earlier elections in that district; and
  • Gubernatorial vote across the state: maps and discussion of Governor Cuomo's vote share in 2014 by county across the state.
  • the June 2014 primary vote in Congressional district 13; and
  • the 2013 mayoral election results, with interactive maps and analysis.

For more information about the 2013 elections, visit the CUNY Journalism School's #NYC2013: New York's New Era website.

CUNY's NYC Election Atlas was created to focus on maps and demographic analysis to provide a backdrop for the 2013 mayoral election, the first open mayoral election (no incumbent) in more than a decade. The Center for Urban Research at the CUNY Graduate Center has mapped the results from most of the election in New York City since then, but our Atlas has only been updated sporadically after 2013. Contact the CUNY Mapping Service if you would like access to our maps of the other elections not available via the Atlas. Thank you!

The 2013 mayoral election in New York City is the first in more than a decade with no sitting mayor as a candidate, after Mayor Michael Bloomberg's three-term, 12-year incumbency. There are seven declared Democratic candidates, three Republican candidates, one Independence candidate, and several more running on other party lines (as of the July 15 filing with the NYC Campaign Finance Board).

As the candidates criss-cross the city and participate in forums and debates, media organizations and others hope to understand who are the city's potential — and likely — voters and how the candidates may appeal to New York's rich and varied fabric of ethnic identities, local issues, and citywide policy concerns.

This website provides in one place a wealth of demographic information about selected ethnic groups and local neighborhoods across the city. It also provides a series of maps that reveal how several current mayoral candidates have fared in previous elections. This material provides historical and social context for the 2013 mayoral race. The information is designed primarily to help students at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and their partners at the Center for Community and Ethnic Media. But anyone interested in New York City politics should find the information helpful.

Click below to explore New York's demographics and voting patterns on a local and citywide basis.

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