NYC Votes is a nonpartisan, data-driven, and digital-first initiative of the New York City Campaign Finance Board that gives New Yorkers a voice in shaping their city by connecting them to their elections. Together with our partners and volunteers, we:
INFORM all New Yorkers with what they need to know to participate in our democracy.
ENGAGE underrepresented communities through outreach initiatives.
How to Get Involved: Take our Partner Survey to learn more about how NYC Votes can help your organization achieve its voter engagement goals.
Call for Partners: We’re currently looking for partner organizations to help us achieve our goals for increasing democratic participation throughout New York City over the next two years.
The 20K in 2020 initiative
In New York City, 1.7 million citizens—one out of four citizens citywide—are naturalized.
Neighborhoods with large immigrant populations have lower rates of voter participation. Working with community partners in key neighborhoods with immigrant communities and persistently low turnout, we will identify unregistered voters, hold voter registration drives and canvassing events, and conduct get-out-the-vote efforts through door knocking, phone banking, and digital outreach. Our goal is to register and engage 20,000 new voters by the end of 2020.
Doubling youth voter turnout in 2021
In the last mayoral election, the turnout rate for young voters was only 13.5%.
New York City voters under 30 participate in presidential elections at nearly the same rate as voters overall. But their participation in local elections is far lower than other age groups. We will aim to double youth turnout in the next mayoral election through the launch of a citywide youth-centered campaign that will engage young voters through in-person activation points, influencer development, and digital strategies.
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