Democracy In The Know: Voter Registration Deadline, BOE Reform, and More!

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Graphic reads, register to vote today! In the O in vote there is a check mark. Graphic continues with a link to register to vote at democracy NYC dot turbotvote dot org. Registration deadline is October 8, vote early from October 23-31, election day will be on November 2. Faded in the background is the New York City skyline.

The Deadline to Register to Vote Is This Friday!

The deadline to register to vote and participate in the November General Election is this Friday, October 8. Register now at Early Voting runs from October 23-31 and Election Day is November 2.

Help us amplify the voter registration deadline – see important resources below:



Election Administration Matters!

Join DemocracyNYC and Women Creating Change for a discussion on proposed reforms to the New York City Board of Elections to better serve NYC voters on Wednesday, October 6, 1 PM – 2 PM. We have assembled a powerhouse panel: Dr. Hazel Dukes, President of the NY State NAACP; State Senator Liz Kreuger; Chisun Lee of the Brennan Center; Xamayla Rose, Deputy Public Advocate for Civic and Community Empowerment; and Assembly Member Nily Rozic. The discussion will be moderated by DeNora Getachew, CEO of Find more info and RSVP here.

El horizonte de la ciudad de Nueva York con el fondo morado. El texto del volante lee: ¡Se acercan las elecciones generales! Únase a nosotros para un importante taller virtual en español sobre lo que está en juego con las próximas elecciones generales, la votación anticipada y los cinco referendos. Jueves 7 de Octubre. 6 - 7PM.

Multilingual Voter Education Workshops

DemocracyNYC and NYC Votes, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and all three of the New York library systems (BPL, NYPL, and QPL) are hosting a series of multilingual workshops throughout October to prepare voters for the General Election in Spanish, Bangla, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, and Hindi. The first one is this Thursday, October 7 at 6 PM in Spanish. Register here and sign up for upcoming multilingual workshops here.

post card image with the following text: Cast your vote for the top three issues of importance to you. All residents of the TRIE Neighborhoods are invited to participate! Check if your neighborhood is listed: Poll closes on October 15th and your choices will determine the direction of TRIE participatory budgeting funding this fiscal year. Logos for the NYC Civic Engagement Commission, Young Men's Initiative, Taskforce for Racial Equity and Inclusion (TRIE), and a QR Code for the link are included on a background of white, blue, and green pastel colors 

Join “The People’s Money”: Participatory Budgeting Survey

The City of New York is investing $1.3M to support recovery in the 33 neighborhoods hardest hit by COVID-19. These neighborhoods have been identified by New York City’s Taskforce for Racial Inclusion and Equity and belong to a larger citywide coalition called TRIE Neighborhood Coalitions. If you live in any of these communities, you will get to decide how to invest $40K of public funds through a participatory process. These investments will support your community and contribute to a more equitable recovery. Access the social media toolkit to share information about the survey and process. The deadline to participate in the survey is October 15, 2021.

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Additional Events and Volunteer Opportunities

  • October 6: NYC Votes is hosting Know Your Voting Rights town hall event with BRIC, featuring Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Esmerelda Simmons, Michelle Bishop of the National Disability Rights Network, Lucia Gomez of the NYC Central Labor Council, Victor Pate of the NY Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement; NYS Assembly Member Latrice Walker; and Omar Suarez, Director of Partnerships and Outreach for the CFB. RSVP here.
  • October 14: DemocracyNYC is hosting a day of action to help fellow New Yorkers exercise their right to vote. Sign up to volunteer here.
  • October 22-November 2: Leading up to the election DemocracyNYC is hosting texting days of action. Sign up for a shift here.
  • Rolling: The NYC Civic Engagement Commission is looking for volunteers to participate in the Poll Site Language Assistance Program and other outreach efforts. Sign up to volunteer here.


Who Are We?


DemocracyNYC is a nonpartisan initiative of the City of New York focused on increasing voter participation and civic engagement in NYC. Learn more here and follow us at @democracynyc.

Civic Engagement Commission

The New York City Civic Engagement Commission (CEC) is a city agency that was established in 2018 to promote civic participation and to improve civic trust. Learn more here and follow us at @NYCCEC.


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