Voting & Civic Engagement

Voting

I am an immigrant New Yorker. Can I vote?

You can register to vote if you:

  • Became a U.S. citizen through naturalization
  • Became a U.S. citizen through your U.S. citizen parents
  • Are a U.S. citizen born in Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories
  • You must also be at least 18 years old by the end of this year and a resident of New York for at least 30 days before Election Day

You cannot vote if you:

  • Have applied for naturalization but have not completed the process
  • Have a green card
  • Have a visa or other form of immigration status, or no immigration status
  • Are on parole (unless granted a conditional pardon by the Governor), in prison for a felony conviction, currently judged incompetent by order of a court, or planning to vote in another state

If you meet the requirements to vote in New York State, register here.

You do not need to be fluent in English in order to register to vote.

Voter registration forms are availabel in English, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, or Yiddish.

Learn whether you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen online, or call 311 and say "citizenship appointment."

Civic Engagement

Participation in democracy means more than just voting. All New Yorkers—regardless of citizenship or immigration status—can participate in their communities in many ways.

Get involved with your local community board: Community boards are local democratic groups that address neighborhood needs and concerns. Find information on your community board here.

Take part in participatory budgeting: In many neighborhoods, NYC residents can help determine how City funds are spent. Learn more about participatory budgeting here.

Get involved in education councils: All NYC parents are eligible to participate in the community education councils (CEC) in their children’s school district and the four citywide education councils. Learn more here.

Volunteer your time on a political campaign: Even if you cannot register to vote, you can still volunteer your time on a political campaign. Find a list of current candidates here.

Volunteer in your community: You can volunteer with the City or with community-based organizations. To find volunteer opportunities, click here.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

2019 Poll Site Interpretation Services

Below is a list of poll sites where voters can find interpreters in Russian, Haitian-Creole, Yiddish, Polish and Italian for the November 5th General Election. Check to see if interpretation in these languages is available at your designated poll site.
Additional information:

  • The Board of Elections provides interpretation in Spanish, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Korean, Bangla, Punjabi and Hindi at certain poll sites.  Call 866-VOTE-NYC for more information, including how to find your poll site location and to learn which poll sites have interpreters in other languages. 
  • You can also go to voting.nyc to find your poll site.
  • You have a right to bring your own interpreter into the polling site.
  • More information about your rights can be found on the flyers on the bottom of this page.

Услуги перевода на избирательных участках Нью-Йорка в 2019 г.
Ниже приводится список избирательных участков, на которых голосующие могут получить помощь переводчиков на русский, гаитянский креольский, идиш, польский и итальянский языки во время всеобщих выборов 5 ноября. Проверьте, оказываются ли услуги перевода на указанных языках на избирательном участке, к которому вы приписаны.
Дополнительная информация.

  • Совет по выборам предоставляет на некоторых избирательных участках услуги перевода на испанский, китайский (кантонский и мандаринский диалекты), корейский, бенгальский, панджаби и хинди.  Позвоните по номеру 866-VOTE-NYC для получения дополнительной информации, в том числе о том, как найти свой избирательный участок и узнать, на каких участках доступны услуги переводчиков на другие языки. 
  • Свой участок также можно найти на веб-сайте voting.nyc.
  • Вы имеете право прийти на избирательный участок со своим переводчиком.
  • Дополнительную информацию о своих правах можно найти в объявлениях в нижней части этой страницы.

Sèvis Entèpretasyon pou Biwo Vòt Vil New York 2019
Anba la a w ap jwenn yon lis biwo vòt kote votè yo kapab jwenn entèprèt pou tradwi pou yo nan lang Ris, Kreyòl Ayisyen, Yidich, Polonè ak Italyen pou Eleksyon Jeneral 5 novanm lan. Tcheke pou wè si gen tradiksyon nan bouch nan lang sa yo ki disponib nan biwo vòt yo seleksyone pou w an.
Enfòmasyon adisyonèl:

  • Konsèy Eleksyon an bay sèvis tradiksyon nan bouch nan lang Panyòl, Chinwa (Kantonè ak Mandaren), Koreyen, Bangla, Pundjabi ak Hindi nan sèten biwo vòt. Rele nan 866-VOTE-NYC pou jwenn plis enfòmasyon, ki gen ladann fason pou jwenn adrès biwo vòt ou an epi pou aprann ki biwo vòt yo gen entèpretè nan bouch pou lòt lang.
  • Epitou, ou kapab al gade nan voting.nyc pou jwenn biwo vòt ou an.
  • Ou genyen dwa pou w vini ak pwòp entèprèt pa w nan biwo vòt la.
  • W ap jwenn plis enfòmasyon konsènan dwa ou yo nan feyè ki anba paj sa a.

ניו יארק סיטי'ס 2019 װאל ארט דאלמעטשונג סערװיסעס
אונטן שטײט א ליסטע פון װאל ערטער װאו װײלערס קענען טרעפן דאלמעטשערס אױף רוסיש, העישען קריאל, אידיש, פױליש און איטאליעניש פאר'ן דזשענעראל עלעקשאן אום נאװעמבער 5. טוט א קוק כדי אױסצוגעפינען צי דאלמעטשונג אין די שפראכן איז דא צו באקומען בײ אײער באשטימט װאל ארט.
נאך אינפארמאציע׃

  • די באורד אוו עלעקשאנס שטעלט צו דאלמעטשונג אױף שפאניש, כינעזיש (קאנטאניז און מאנדארין), קאריען, באנגלע, פונדזשאבי און הינדי בײ געװיסע װאל ערטער.  רופט 866-VOTE-NYC פאר מער אינפארמאציע, ארײנגערעכנט װי אזױ צו טרעפן אײער װאל ארט און װי אזױ אױסצוגעפינען װעלכע װאל ערטער האבן דאלמעטשערס אין אנדערע שפראכן. 
  • איר קענט אױך גײן צו voting.nyc כדי צו טרעפן אײער װאל ארט.
  • איר האט א רעכט מיטצוברענגען אײער אײגענעם דאלמעטשער צום װאל ארט.
  • מער אינפארמאציע איבער אײערע רעכטן קען מען טרעפן אינעם אונטערשטן חלק פון די בלעטלעך.

Usługi tłumaczy ustnych podczas wyborów 2019 w Nowym Jorku
Poniżej zamieszczono listę lokali wyborczych, w których wyborcy znajdą tłumaczy ustnych języka rosyjskiego, haitańskiego kreolskiego, jidysz, polskiego i włoskiego podczas wyborów powszechnych odbywających się 5 listopada. Sprawdź, czy tłumaczenia ustne w tych językach są dostępne w Twoim lokalu wyborczym.
Dodatkowe informacje:

  • W wybranych lokalach wyborczych Komisja Wyborcza zapewnia tłumaczenia ustne w języku hiszpańskim, chińskim (kantońskim i mandaryńskim), koreańskim, bengalskim, pendżabskim i hindi.  Aby uzyskać więcej informacji, np. dowiedzieć się, w których lokalach wyborczych są dostępni tłumacze ustni innych języków, zadzwoń pod numer 866-VOTE-NYC. 
  • Swój lokal wyborczy możesz również znaleźć na stronie voting.nyc.
  • Masz prawo przyjść do lokalu wyborczego z własnym tłumaczem ustnym.
  • Więcej informacji na temat swoich praw znajdziesz w ulotkach dostępnych na dole strony.

Servizi di interpretariato per i seggi elettorali 2019 della città di New York
Di seguito si trova un elenco dei seggi elettorali in cui i votanti possono trovare interpreti di lingua russa, haitiana-creola, yiddish, polacca e italiana per le elezioni generali del 5 novembre. Controlla l’elenco per sapere se nel tuo seggio elettorale designato sono disponibili interpreti in queste lingue.
Maggiori informazioni:

  • Il Consiglio elettorale offre servizi di interpretariato in spagnolo, cinese (cantonese e mandarino), coreano, bengalese, punjabi e hindi in determinati seggi elettorali. Telefona al numero 866-VOTE-NYC per maggiori informazioni, tra cui come trovare l’indirizzo del tuo seggio elettorale e per sapere in quali seggi si trovano interpreti in altre lingue.
  • È inoltre possibile consultare il sito voting.nyc per trovare il seggio elettorale.
  • Hai diritto di portare il tuo interprete personale nel seggio elettorale.
  • Potrai trovare maggiori informazioni sui tuoi diritti nei volantini in fondo a questa pagina.

BROOKLYN - 85 sites

Site NameAddressLanguage

Agudath Sr. Ctr.

817 Avenue H

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Bay Academy-IS 98

1401 Emmons Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Boro Park YM-YWHA

4912 14 Avenue

אידיש – Yiddish

Brightwater's Comm Room

501A Surf Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Brooklyn College Roosevelt Hall

2946 Bedford Avenue

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

Canarsie HS

1600 Rockaway Parkway

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

Carey Gardens Community Ctr.

2315 Surf Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Congregation Beit Hillel of Flatlands

2164 Ralph Avenue

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

East Midwood Jewish Center

1625 Ocean Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Ed R Murrow HS

1600 Avenue L

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Flatbush Park Jewish Center

6363 Avenue U

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Flatbush YMCA

1401 Flatbush Avenue

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

IL Centro (Fiao)

8711 18th Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Independence Towers Senior Center

114 Taylor Street

אידיש – Yiddish

IS 14

2424 Batchelder Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

IS 246

72 Veronica Place

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

IS 395/PS 109

1001 East 45 Street

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

IS 71 -Juan Morel Campos

215 Heyward Street

אידיש – Yiddish

IS 96

99 Avenue P

РУССКИЙ - Russian

James Madison HS

3787 Bedford Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

JASA Comm Ctr.

161 Corbin Place

РУССКИЙ - Russian

JHS 126

424 Leonard Street

POLSKI – Polish

Kings Bay YM-YWHA

3495 Nostrand Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Kings Highway Public Library

2115 Ocean Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Marien Heim Community Center

870 Ocean Parkway

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Marlboro Memorial Post

300 Avenue X

РУССКИЙ - Russian

McGuiness Sr Ctr.

715 Leonard Street

POLSKI – Polish

Merkaz Community Center

1739 Ocean Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

New Utrecht HS

1601 80th Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

O'Dwyer Community Center

2945 West 33 Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Polish Slavic Culture Center

177 Kent Street

POLSKI – Polish

PS 114

1077 Remsen Avenue

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

PS 115

1500 East 92nd Street

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

PS 128

2075 84th Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 131

4305 Ft Hamilton Parkway

אידיש – Yiddish

PS 152/PS 315

725 East 23 Street

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

PS 153

1970 Homecrest Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 177

346 Avenue P

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 179

202 Avenue C

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 186

7601 19th Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 188

3314 Neptune Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 192

4715 18 Avenue

אידיש – Yiddish

PS 194

3117 Avenue W

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 195

131 Irwin Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 197

1599 East 22 Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 203

5101 Avenue M

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

PS 206

2200 Gravesend Neck Road

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 209

2609 East 7th Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 216

350 Avenue X

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 217

1100 Newkirk Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 226

6006 23rd Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 227 JHS

6500 16th Avenue

Italiana-Italian

PS 234 IS

1875 East 17 Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 238

1633 East 8th Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 249

18 Marlborough Road

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

PS 251

1037 East 54th  Street

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

PS 254

1801 Avenue Y

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 269

1957 Nostrand Avenue

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

PS 276

1070 East 83rd Street

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

PS 286

2525 Haring Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 329

2929 West 30th Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 346

1400 Pennsylvania Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 52

2675 East 29th Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 62 JHS

700 Cortelyou Road

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 68 JHS

956 East 82 Street

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

PS 682

50 Avenue P

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 90

2840 West 12th Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 97

1855 Stillwell Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 99

1120 East 10 Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS/IS 180

5601 16th Avenue

אידיש – Yiddish

Regina Pacis Housing

2424 Cropsey Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Seacoast Towers

1311 Brightwater Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Sephardic Comm Ctr.

1901 Ocean Parkway

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Shorefront YM-YWHA

3300 Coney Island Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

St. Brendan Senior Apartments L.P.

1215 Avenue O

РУССКИЙ - Russian

St. Cecilia

24 North Henry Street

POLSKI – Polish

St. Marks School

2602 East 19th Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Taylor Wythe Comm Ctr

80 Clymer Street

אידיש – Yiddish

The Joan Snow Pre-K Center

3610 Glenwood Road

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

Trump Village Bldg. 3A

444 Neptune Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Trump Village Bldg. 7A

2942 West 5 Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Vandalia Ctr

47 Vandalia Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Warbasse Bldg. 3

2785 West 5th Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

William E. Grady CTE High School

25 Brighton 4th Road

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Youth Center

2739 Harway Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

QUEENS - 14 Sites

Site NameAddressLanguage

JHS 157-Stephen A Halsey

63-55 102 Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 175-Lynn Gross Discovery School

64-35 102 Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 206-Horace Harding School

61-02 98 Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 139-Rego Park

93-06 63 Drive

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 220-Edward Mandel

62-10 108 Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 34-John Harvard

104-12 Springfield Boulevard

KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole

PS 99-Kew Gardens

82-37 Kew Gardens Road

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Evelyn & Lou Grn Res

19-15 Seagirt Blvd

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 154-Queens

75-02 162 Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 117-J.Keld / Briarwood School

85-15 143 Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

JHS 217-Robert A. Van Wyck

85-05 144 Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

Forest Hills HS

67-01 110 Street

РУССКИЙ - Russian

PS 207- Rockwood Park

159-15 88 Street

Italiana-Italian

Lefrak City Apartments

96-10 57 Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian

STATEN ISLAND - 1 Site

Site NameAddressLanguage

PS 39 Francis J. Murphy Jr.

99 Macfarland Avenue

РУССКИЙ - Russian


Additional Resources

Voting in New York City - Know Your Rights [English]
Voting in New York City - Know Your Rights [Arabic | العربية]
Voting in New York City - Know Your Rights [Bengali | বাঙালি]
Voting in New York City - Know Your Rights [Chinese (Simplified) | 简化字]
Voting in New York City - Know Your Rights [French | français]
Voting in New York City - Know Your Rights [Haitian Creole | kreyòl ayisyen]
Voting in New York City - Know Your Rights [Italian]
Voting in New York City - Know Your Rights [Korean | 한국어]
Voting in New York City - Know Your Rights [Polish | Polskie]
Voting in New York City - Know Your Rights [Russian | русский]
Voting in New York City - Know Your Rights [Spanish | Español]
Voting in New York City - Know Your Rights [Urdu | اردو]
Voting in New York City - Know Your Rights [Yiddish | יידיש]

Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [English]
Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [Albanian]
Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [Arabic]
Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [Bengali]
Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [Simplified Chinese]
Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [Traditional Chinese]
Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [French]
Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [Greek]
Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [Haitian Creole]
Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [Italian]
Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [Korean]
Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [Polish]
Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [Russian]
Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [Spanish]
Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [Tagalog]
Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [Urdu]
Voting & Civic Engagement Information Card [Yiddish]