The NYC Civic Engagement Commission provides language assistance to voters with Limited English Proficiency during elections. At present, the Poll Site Language Assistance Program covers interpretation services at select poll sites in the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin), French, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Urdu, and Yiddish.
The program relies on an approved methodology to determine which sites to service in every election. Once selected, the list of served poll sites is added to our Participate.nyc.gov website. To learn about our Poll Site selection methodology, visit the Poll Site Language Assistance Program information page.
Our poll site interpretation services supplement, but do not replace nor duplicate interpretation services provided by the NYC Board of Elections (BOE); furthermore, they are closely coordinated with the BOE.
Visit the Find My Poll Site tool to find your early voting location. Please note your early voting location may be different from your election day poll site location.
Visit the NYC Community Language Profile Map to see detailed information about the languages (other than English) that are spoken by 1.7 million city residents across each of New York’s 59 community districts.