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Are You Registered to Vote?

August 23, 2023

Registering to vote is the first step towards actually voting and making your voice heard. In New York, you are required to register in advance of an election.

First, check voting your status at nycvotersearch.com/.

  • Already registered? Make sure your information is correct and make any necessary adjustments.
  • Not registered? It’s a great time to register here!


Then, create your voting plan! For more information on voting, check out WCC’s guide, How to Vote.

Read WCC’s New Report and Take Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap

In partnership with The New School, Women Creating Change (WCC) has released a new report on the state of gender pay equity in New York City. “Closing the Gender Pay Gap: Why Pay Equity Has Stalled in New York City and the Urgent Need for Action,” sheds light on the…

VISIONS: Volunteer to Make a Difference in the Lives of People Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired

VISIONS / Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a nonprofit rehabilitation and social service organization that develops and implements programs that assist those who are blind or visually impaired. The organization also works to educate the public to promote understanding about the capabilities and needs of people who…

Become a Speaker and Empower Youth!

The BCS Speakers Bureau invites successful professionals (including but not limited to businesspeople, artists, activists, etc.) to speak with and motivate students at BCS’ transfer high school, Brooklyn High School For Leadership and Community Service (BHSLCS). BHSLCS serves students who have fallen behind in conventional high school settings and who…

WINNYC: Volunteer To Help Break The Cycle Of Homelessness

WINNYC is an organization that helps provide safe housing, critical resources, and ground-breaking programs in order to break the cycle of homelessness amongst women and children. The largest provider of family shelter and supportive housing in New York City, WINNYC works daily to provide innovative solutions to families in need.

Attend Your Next Community Board Meeting

New York City community boards are important connection points between communities and local government. There are 59 community boards in NYC – one for each of the 59 community districts in the five boroughs. Community boards make recommendations to advise council members and public agencies on how citywide policies are…

Volunteer and Spread Love NYC

Spread Love NYC is a nine-month long campaign, by NYC Service, to connect New Yorkers with opportunities to make a difference in their communities through short 1-hour and long-term service projects with local nonprofits that uplift communities and contribute to the success of our city. It’s easy to get started:…

Community-led Positive Change with ioby: Create a Project

ioby is an organization that stands for “in our backyards” and it allows neighborhoods to create their own projects to improve their communities and to support existing projects and opportunities. Ioby’s mission is to mobilize neighbors who have good ideas to become powerful civic leaders who plan, fund, and make…

Make Voting Easier: Urge Legislators to Support the Plain Language Bill

Call your NY State Legislators to support a bill that would make it easier to vote. The language on ballots is often really hard to understand, which makes it harder for voters to have their voices heard and even discourages people from voting. The “Plain Language Bill” would ensure that…

Election Protection: Volunteer to Protect the Vote!

Join the Election Protection program to make sure that eligible voters know how to cast their ballots and ensure they are counted. Here are a few potential volunteer roles: Field Monitor Roving Monitor Social Media Monitor Voter Contact Election Administration Outreach Poll Worker   Learn more about these roles and…