Get Ready to Vote NYC!
Vote for the future of your neighborhood in 2023!
Local elections are often overlooked but can often have a bigger impact on our daily lives than national elections. From childcare services, to older adult programming, to parks, and housing — our local officials decide many areas we interact with day-to-day. It is important that you make your voice heard in this election to help determine the direction of our community and City. Your vote really matters, since it is a smaller group of people voting for these offices!
This election we will be voting for:
- City Council
- Civil Court Judges
- Delegates to the Judicial Convention (who nominate candidates to the NY Supreme Court)
- Borough’s District Attorney (Bronx, Queens and Staten Island)
We’ve put together information and resources to help you get ready and prepare to vote! You can also visit NYC Votes if you wish to learn more. If you have any questions, you can reach out to us at [email protected].
Early Voting: Saturday, October 28th, 2023 to Sunday, November 5th, 2023
Election Day: Tuesday, November 7th, 2023
- Check if you are already registered here
- Register to vote online here. You will need: NYS Driver License, Permit or Non-Driver ID, and Social Security Number.
- Use a paper form (can always pick-up from Manny Cantor Center). We have forms in English, Spanish and Chinese.
- Can call 1 (800) FOR-VOTE to request a form in another language
- For more information visit the Board of Elections website
- Your polling location will most likely be different than it will be on election day
- Poll station hours vary each day
- You can visit https://www.voteearlyny.org/ for early voting details
- This is the last day you have to vote!
- Polls will be open from 6 AM – 9 PM. As long as you are in line by 9 PM you will be allowed to vote.
- Find your polling place here
- Visit this link to access all the information you need and to learn how to request your ballot
- If you need an absentee ballot, we recommend requesting it as early as possible to avoid delays or issues
- PRIMARY: Last Day for Board of Elections to receive request: June 12th, 2023
- PRIMARY: Last Day to Postmark or Deliver in person: June 27th, 2023
- GENERAL: Last Day for Board of Elections to receive request: October 23rd, 2023
- GENERAL: Last Day to Postmark or Deliver in person: November 7th, 2023
- If there is more than one candidate on the ballot for an office in NYC primaries and special elections, voters can now vote for up to 5 candidates, ranked in order of preference (1st choice, 2nd choice, etc.)
- Ranked Choice Voting allows you to make sure your voice is counted – even if your favorite candidate doesn’t win. You can vote for the candidate that best reflects your hopes for the future – without worrying about throwing away your vote.
- Check out this short video to see how it works!
- Learn more about Ranked Choice Voting here
- The 2023 Election in NYC is a local election for City Council, Civil Court Judges, and during the primary local election — hyper-local positions like district leader
- Want to see what’s on the ballot for you? You can also learn more here.
- What does the City Council do? Learn more here.
- Want to learn more about what each elected office does? Learn more here.
- Who is on your ballot? Get to know your City Council District here.
- Review your rights as a voter here
- If you believe your rights are not being met in these or any other ways, there are several resources you can use to report them:
- Voters who experience discrimination or other barriers to registration and voting can contact the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office at (212) 416-8250 or email [email protected]
- The NYCLU’s partners at the national Election Protection Hotline aid voters before and after the election, and on Election Day. Call 1 (866) OUR-VOTE for help.
- Contact the NYCLU at (212) 607-3300