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, and Polish for the June 25th Primary Election. Check to see if interpretation is available at your designated poll site.

Услуги по переводу на избирательных участках во время проведения выборов в 2019 году

Ниже предоставлен список избирательных участков, на которых во время первичных выборов 25 июня желающие проголосовать смогут найти переводчиков на русский, гаитянский креольский, польский языки и идиш. Проверьте, доступна ли услуга перевода на выбранном вами избирательном участке.

Sèvis Entèprèt nan Biwo Vòt Ane 2019 la

Anba a gen yon lis biwo vòt kote elektè yo ka jwenn entèprèt nan lang Ris, Kreyòl Ayisyen, Yidich ak Polonè pou Eleksyon Primè 25 jen an. Tcheke pou wè si gen sèvis entèprèt disponib nan sit biwo vòt ou pa ou an.

2019 וואל ארט דאלמעטשונג סערוויסעס

דא איז א ליסטע פון וואל ערטער וואו וויילער קענען טרעפן דאלמעטשערס אין אראביש, איטאליעניש, רוסיש, העישען-קריאל, אידיש און פויליש פאר די יוני 25 פריימערי עלעקשאן. קוקט אויב דאלמעטשונג איז אוועילעבל ביי אייער באשטימטער וואל ארט.

Usługi tłumaczeniowe w lokalu wyborczym 2019

Poniżej znajduje się lista lokali wyborczych, w których dostępni są tłumacze języka rosyjskiego, kreolskiego-haitańskiego, jidisz i polskiego w dniu 25 czerwca podczas prawyborów. Sprawdź, czy w wybranym lokalu wyborczym dostępne są usługi tłumaczeniowe.

 

Queens: 5 sites

Poll Site Name Poll Site Address Language(s)
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

Brooklyn: 43 Sites

Poll Site NamePoll Site AddressLanguage(s)
Trump Village Building 7A 2942 West 5 Street РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 90 2840 West 12 Street РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 188 3314 Neptune Avenue РУССКИЙ - Russian
Trump Village Building 3A 444 Neptune Avenue РУССКИЙ - Russian
Shorefront YM-YWHA 3300 Coney Island Avenue РУССКИЙ - Russian
Seacoast Towers 1311 Brightwater Avenue РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 195 131 Irwin Street РУССКИЙ - Russian
JASA Community Center 161 Corbin Place РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 209 2609 East 7 Street РУССКИЙ - Russian
William E. Grady CTE High School 25 Brighton 4 Road РУССКИЙ - Russian
Marlboro Memorial Post 300 Avenue X РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 216 350 Avenue X РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 52 2675 East 29 Street РУССКИЙ - Russian
Bay Academy-IS 98 1401 Emmons Avenue РУССКИЙ - Russian
St. Marks School 2602 East 19th Street РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 286 2525 Haring Street РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 254 1801 Avenue Y РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 234 IS 1875 East 17 Street РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 206 2200 Gravesend Neck Road РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 153 1970 Homecrest Avenue РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 197 1599 East 22 Street РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 128 2075 84 Street РУССКИЙ - Russian
IS 96 99 Avenue P РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 682 50 Avenue P РУССКИЙ - Russian
IL Centro (Fiao) 8711 18th Avenue РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 226 6006 23 Avenue РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 238 1633 East 8 Street РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 177 346 Avenue P РУССКИЙ - Russian
St. Brendan Senior Apartments L.P. 1215 Avenue O РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 99 1120 East 10 Street РУССКИЙ - Russian
Edward R Murrow HS 1600 Avenue L РУССКИЙ - Russian
Agudath Senior Center 817 Avenue H РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 62 JHS 700 Cortelyou Road РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 346 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue РУССКИЙ - Russian
Vandalia Center 47 Vandalia Avenue РУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 152/PS 315 725 East 23 Street KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
PS 269 1957 Nostrand Avenue KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
Roosevelt Hall 2946 Bedford Avenue KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
PS 68 JHS 956 East 82 Street KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
IS 246 72 Veronica Place KREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
IS 71 -Juan Morel Campos 215 Heyward Street אידיש – Yiddish
Taylor Wythe Community Center 80 Clymer Street אידיש – Yiddish
McGuiness Senior Center 715 Leonard Street POLSKI – Polish

Additional Resources

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]
Know Your Rights [English]
Know Your Rights [Russian]

Know Your Rights [Haitian Creole]
Know Your Rights [Yiddish]
Know Your Rights [Italian]
Know Your Rights [Polish]
Know Your Rights [Arabic]