CALLEN-LORDE VOTER REGISTRATION RESOURCES & INFO
NEW YORK CITY GENERAL ELECTION IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd
Representation and local elections matter! By exercising our right to vote, we can make our individual and collective voices heard on issues that impact our communities. Don’t take your right to vote for granted. Callen-Lorde is a nonpartisan organization, and we encourage every eligible person to register and VOTE!
If you have a valid ID from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, you can register online Register to Vote (ny.gov) OR
Pick up a Voter Registration Form at Callen-Lorde, complete it and mail it yourself
Not sure if you are registered to vote? Look it up here: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/ or call 1-866-868-3692
This year, New York City will vote for:
- MAYOR Also known as the city’s Chief Executive, the Mayor has the power to remove and appoint Commissioners, make judicial appointments, and set the city’s policy and budget priorities. The Mayor can serve up to two, four-year terms and manages relationships with state and federal lawmakers, proposes, enacts, and vetoes laws.
- COMPTROLLER Also known as the City’s Chief Financial Officer, the Comptroller oversees the city’s fiscal health by conducting performance and financial audits of city agencies, protecting pensions, enforcing prevailing and living wage laws, overseeing the budget, and promoting policies that enhance government’s efficiency, integrity, and performance.
- PUBLIC ADVOCATE A non-voting member of the New York City Council who can introduce and co-sponsor legislation, the Public Advocate is the first in line to become Mayor if they cannot fulfill their duties. The Public Advocate oversees city agencies; investigates and makes proposals to address citizens’ complaints about city services; and appoints members to boards and commissions
- CITY COUNCIL Members of the New York City Council represent one of 51 districts in New York City. They are responsible for proposing and voting on legislation in policy areas such as healthcare, housing, and street safety. Members of the New York City Council work with the Mayor to craft the city budget each year. Importantly, if two-thirds of the City Council agree, they can override a veto from the Mayor. The City Council is an important check on the office of the Mayor.
- … and more (Borough Presidents, Judges, etc.)
Be an Informed Voter. Find out who and what is on your ballot here: New York City Sample Ballot – Ballotpedia
You should register – or re-register – if:
- Changed your name or address since the last time you voted
- Turned 18 or will be 18 before 11/2/21
- Changed your political party since the last time you voted
Friday, October 8th Voter Registration Deadline
Monday, October 18th Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (online or mail)
October 23rd- October 31st In-Person Early Voting
November 1st Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (in-person)
November 2nd GENERAL ELECTION
TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN NEW YORK, YOU MUST:
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Live at your current address for at least 30 days before Election Day
- Be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file the registration (Note: You must be 18 years old by November 2, 2021)
- Not be incarcerated for a felony conviction, or on parole for a felony conviction
- Not claim the right to vote elsewhere
VOTING IF YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR NAME OR GENDER MARKER
- You are eligible to vote if you have changed your name. However, you must re-register to vote if you have changed your name since the last time you voted.
- You are eligible to vote if you have changed your gender marker. You will select M or F on the voter registration form. No documentation required. [When you go to vote you may be asked for ID if you are a first-time voter in New York.]
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CHECK OUT NYC Votes (voting.nyc)