The upcoming election on November 3rd is critical for civil liberties, racial justice, and the future of our democracy. Every eligible New Yorker must be a voter. Learn about what is at stake, get your New York voting rights and information, and pledge to be a voter with a voting plan.
WHY YOU NEED TO BE A VOTER
Voting is the right we exercise to protect all others. Your vote is your voice in your government, and critical issues impacting you are on the line this Fall.
In recent years, together, we have pushed progress in New York and stood as a bulwark against Washington’s erosion of our liberties. You have helped win reforms to the state criminal legal system and police secrecy, protections against invasive and flawed surveillance, advances for reproductive health, protections for immigrants, and much more.
But we still have so far to go. Being a voter and voting your values means you push our government to fight for your values. We attack the racist roots of our police and incarceration systems, bring greater equity to education, help safeguard LGBTQ communities, and deliver due process for immigrants at risk, and more. Your vote also helps to hold the president or president-elect accountable.
Not only will we need to confront determined opposition to achieve this, but the pandemic and ballot access problems – which impact people of color, people with disabilities, and low-income communities the most – mean that voting is not going to be easy for everyone. It's going to take commitment and participation from all of us.
The outcome of November's election will depend on who casts a ballot. Help us push progress in New York by being as ready as possible before Election Day.
In the midst of a pandemic and voter suppression efforts, every eligible New Yorker needs to make a voting plan. We have a checklist to ensure you’re prepared:
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS + VOTING INFORMATION
Voting is a commitment. You should prepare in advance so you know how to do it and know what your rights are in New York.
- Learn about your rights and get New York-specific voting information
- Download our 1-pager with topline information for voting during the pandemic
TELL YOUR FRIENDS + FAMILY
This election, and the chance to build a better New York, is going to take all of us. Reaching out to others directly is a powerful way to drive participation.
Now that you’ve pledged to be a voter, ask others to do the same. Send an email to five friends or family asking them to be a voter.