General Election Day
11/03/2021 at 6:00am
The best way to stay civically engaged and to advocate for the environment and environmental justice communities is by making sure you cast your ballot. This year New York City is voting for Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, Borough Presidents, City Council, and District Attorneys in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The deadline to register to vote is October 8th. If you’d like to register, NYC residents can go to https://vote.nyc/page/register-vote and non-NYC residents can go to https://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html.
The deadline to change your address is October 13th.
If you prefer to vote in person
Early Voting will take place from October 23rd through October 31st. Find your early voting site here: https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/
Election Day is on November 2nd. Polls are open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. Find your Early or regular polling site here: https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/
This year New Yorkers will have the opportunity to participate in ranked-choice voting. That means instead of just picking one candidate for any given position, you will rank up to your top five choices. Learn more about rank choice voting: https://vote.nyc/page/ranked-choice-voting
If you prefer to vote through an absentee ballot
All registered voters can request an absentee ballot if they’d like to vote by mail. If you are affected by COVID-19 and/or the potential of contracting the virus, please check the box for “Temporary Illness” on the application. The definition has been temporarily expanded to include “a risk of contracting or spreading a disease” such as COVID-19.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 26th. You can apply online or download the application online. Here: https://vote.nyc/page/absentee-voting-0
Voting for candidates that support policies to fight climate change, protect our natural resources, and advance environmental justice is one of the most important ways that you can make a difference – even from home. We hope you’ll join us in casting your ballot for the environment this November.< Back to Events
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