Pursuant to Mayoral Executive Order 88, DemocracyNYC is now a program of the NYC Civic Engagement Commission (CEC). This website’s content is in the process of migration to the CEC website. As a result, new content is not being added at this time. However, archived content will remain available until the full redesign is final.
Local elections determine key governmental positions that affect our daily lives and determine how we address issues that matter most to New Yorkers, including housing, education, jobs, how the City spends its money, and public safety.
By voting in local elections New Yorkers can preserve democracy, ensure our voices are heard and help shape our communities. By knowing our rights, registering voters, making voting plans, and educating our communities on new voting systems, we can safeguard our democracy and move toward greater civic engagement across all five boroughs.