NYC's Official Voter Guide is Now Available

20/10/2021

Early Voting in the General Election Starts Oct. 23

The NYC Campaign Finance Board's nonpartisan voter engagement initiative, NYC Votes, announces that the official Voter Guide for NYC's general election is now available. Early voting starts on Saturday, October 23, and Election Day is on November 2.

Found online at voting.nyc and mailed to all voting households in the city, the Voter Guide allows New Yorkers to "meet the candidates" by viewing profiles and video statements to help them select their preferred candidates. In addition to info about the candidates, this year's guide includes explainers about the five ballot proposals New Yorkers will be voting on statewide. That includes statements submitted by individuals and organizations expressing support or opposition for the proposals.

"Millions of city voters rely on the Voter Guide to help finalize their decisions at the polls in our local elections," said Amy Loprest, Executive Director of the NYC Campaign Finance Board. "We're committed to keeping New Yorkers informed as they cast their ballots to decide the direction our great city will take in the coming years."

The general election Voter Guide is available to New Yorkers both online and in print in five languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Bengali. The web version has been tested for accessibility and meets industry guidelines for users with disabilities. While the print guides are mailed to all voting households, New Yorkers may also pick one up at any branch of the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, or Queens Library, or at their elected representatives’ district offices.

The official Voter Guide is part of the Campaign Finance Board's efforts to increase awareness and participation in New York City elections though its NYC Votes initiative. The CFB creates an online voter guide for all NYC elections listing out the candidates expected to appear on the ballot. The profiles and photos are submitted by the candidates, all of whom must affirm that the information is true to the best of their knowledge. Candidates with missing profile information or photos did not respond to the CFB's requests to participate.

In addition to the Voter Guide, voting.nyc, provides information about how to vote by mail, early, and on Election Day, including tools for New Yorkers to research their voter registration status, find their poll sites, and answers to questions about their voting rights and eligibility.

NYC Votes is the nonpartisan voter engagement initiative of the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) and its Voter Assistance Advisory Committee (VAAC). In addition to promoting voter registration, participation, and civic engagement in New York City through its many programs and partnerships, NYC Votes sponsors the city’s official Debate Program and produces the citywide Voter Guide.