NYC’s 2014 Citywide Election Is Around the Corner!

New York City residents will go to the polls this fall to elect the city’s next mayor, comptroller, public advocate, your borough president, district attorney and City Council representative. Have a say in who leads the city over the next four years. Exercise your right to vote.

Election Day: Nov. 4, 2014
Registration Deadline: Oct. 10 (postmarked); Oct. 10 (in person at the Board of Elections)

Out of town for the primary or general election? Register to vote absentee.

To vote absentee in the Sept. 9 primary, you must:

  • Send a request by mail to the Board of Elections by Sept. 3 or apply in person at the Board of Elections by Sept. 9.

To vote absentee in the Nov. 4 general election, you must:

  • Send a request by mail to the Board of Elections by Oct. 28 or apply in person at the Board of Elections by Nov. 3.

For more information, including poll locations, registration information, candidate bios and more, visit vote.nyc.ny.us or www.elections.ny.gov. Problems or concerns? Call the NYCLU’s Voting Team at (212) 607-3300. Be sure to bookmark this web page, as we will post additional information on it in the run up to the primary and general election.

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The right of every person to vote is one of the most fundamental pillars of American society. The NYCLU has been a leader in the fight to actualize and protect every citizen’s ability to exercise this basic constitutional right in New York State.