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The Vote CCNY website is geared towards promoting faculty, staff and student voter registration, awareness and participation through in-person and virtual activities, partnership and public resources.

Dear Members and Friends of the City College Community:

Now that you have registered to vote in the November 2 General Election, are you prepared to vote?

Early Voting starts on Saturday, October 23 and ends on Sunday, October 31. Check your early voting poll site location, days and hours of operation at nyc.pollsitelocator.com.

Decide how you will vote and do so as early as possible.

  • Verify your Registration Status for this election.
  • NY registered voters have three options to vote in this election:
    • Absentee Voting
      • The deadline to request an absentee ballot online and by mail was October 18. However, you may still apply for an absentee ballot in-person at your local county Board of Elections office by November 1.
      • Return your completed ballot by mail (postmarked by November 2) or drop off your completed ballot to your early voting and election day poll sites by November 2.
    • Early Voting
      • The in-person Early Voting period is October 23 through October 31. Check your Early Voting Poll Site for days and hours of operation.
    • Vote in-person on Election Day
      • Polls are open from 6:00 am – 9:00 pm on November 2.
      • Check your Election Day Poll Site location.

There are two Special Elections included in the November 2 elections:

Only registered voters that reside in these districts can participate in these special elections. Saturday, October 23 is the last day for residents to register in-person at the Board of Elections to be eligible to vote in the special elections.

Voter education resources are available to help you make informed decisions:

Join CUNY and NYCVotes in the WePowerNYC Campaign. This campaign aims to get students to Take the Pledge to Vote, and everyone can sign up to receive election alerts and reminders to help them stay involved and engaged around voting and the election.

If you are not a citizen and need services to put you on the path to citizenship, CUNY's Citizenship Now! offers free citizenship and immigration assistance. Please visit the Citizenship Now! website.

Your Vote is Your Voice. Make it Count. Vote!

Vote Early! YouPowerNYC

2021 General Election Debates Schedule

Tuesday, October 19
Public Advocate
Spectrum News NY1
7 pm - 8 pm

Candidates Appearing: Devi Nampiaparampil and Jumaane Williams

Spectrum News NY1 is co-hosting with THE CITY, Citizens Union, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Social Work Votes (Columbia School of Social Work & Latino Leadership Institute).

* This debate is not required under city law since two or more candidates have not met the nonpartisan, objective, and nondiscriminatory criteria established in the Campaign Finance Act. The candidates are appearing voluntarily and a "leading contenders" debate for this office will not be held.

Wednesday, October 20
WNBC-TV, Telemundo 47
7 pm - 8 pm

Candidates Appearing: Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa

WNBC-TV is co-hosting with Telemundo 47, Politico, Citizens Budget Commission, and New York Urban League.

Tuesday, October 26
Mayoral "Leading Contenders"
WABC-TV, Univision 41 Nueva York, 1010-WINS
7 pm - 8 pm

Candidates Appearing: Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa

WABC-TV is co-hosting with The League of Women Voters of NYC, Univision 41 Nueva York, Hispanic Federation, and NAACP NYS Conference.

Source: https://www.voting.nyc/meet-the-candidates/candidate-debates/

Election and Voting Dates

Please note these key voter registration deadlines, early voting and election dates:
September 28, 2021 National Voter Registration Day
October 8, 2021 Deadline to Register to Vote for the General Election
  Mail-in applications must be postmarked by this date and received by the Board Of Elections by October 13, 2021
  Last day to register in-person at a Board of Elections
October 13, 2021 Change of address for the General Election must be received by this date at the Board of Elections
October 18, 2021 Deadline to request your absentee ballot online or by mail. Request your absentee ballot.
October 23 – October 31, 2021 Early Voting period for the General Election
November 2, 2021 General Election
November 9, 2021 Deadline for the Board of Elections to receive absentee ballots. Ballots must be postmarked by November 2, 2021.

2021 Statewide Ballot Proposals for the November 2 Elections

On November 2, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to decide on five statewide ballot proposals:

  • Amending the Apportionment and Redistricting Process
  • Right to Clean Air, Clean Water, and a Healthful Environment
  • Eliminating Ten-Day-Advance Voter Registration Requirement
  • Authorizing No-Excuse Absentee Ballot Voting
  • Increasing the Jurisdiction of the New York City Civil Court

Click here for more information on the 2021 statewide Ballot Proposals.  

Please note that there may be additional local ballot proposals in your area. Please check with your county Board of Elections for more information.

Candidates for the November 2 Election

Register to Vote - Forms and Resources

An accessible version of the New York State Voter Registration Form is available online. Completed forms must be printed, signed, dated, and mailed to the county board of elections.

Who Can Register to Vote?

  • To be eligible to register to vote you must:
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
  • Be a resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election;
  • Not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship);
  • Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere

Voter Registration Coordinator

Evelyn Ortega Assistant Director
Student Life & Leadership Development
Campus Voter Registration Coordinator


CUNY Votes

CUNY VOTES is a comprehensive, non-partisan initiative whose mission is to promote student voter registration, voter participation and voter awareness through campus-based activities, external partnerships and University-wide campaigns.

A How-To Guide for Registration to Vote - CUNY

We Power NYC
NYC Votes and CUNY are aiming to get 25,000 CUNY students to pledge to vote in 2021. When you sign up, you will receive election updates and reminders to help you stay engaged. Use your power-Vote. As members of the colleges community, it is important to participate in the 2021 local elections.

Learn about who you will vote for in the 2021 local elections.

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Citizenship Assistance

CUNY Citizenship Now! provides free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship. Our attorneys and paralegals offer one-on-one consultations to assess participants’ eligibility for legal benefits and assist them in applying when qualified.