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Your Vote Counts

Your Vote Counts

Your Vote Counts is a joint campaign of the CFB, the NYC Commission on Women’s Issues, and NBC4 New York/Telemundo 47 New York.

Youth Poet Laureate program

The Youth Poet Laureate (YPL) program is a voter-themed teen competition designed to energize a population of new voters through spoken word poetry. The program is coordinated by the CFB and its partner Urban Word, and open to NYC students ages 16-19. The program culiminates in a voter-themed poetry slam at which the next NYC Youth Poet Laureate is selected by a panel of expert judges.

Voter Awareness 2012

Voter Awareness is a series of events to increase public awareness of and participation in the upcoming election. Events include voter registration drives, civic and community fairs, and seminars on civic participation, voting, and elections. A calendar of events for Voter Awareness 2012 will be posted on this website in the summer. If you are planning a community event and would like assistance registering new voters or educating citizens about voting, please let the CFB know by submitting an event form. You can also contact the Voter Assistance Unit for assistance in planning a community event.

Registration of new US citizens

The CFB facilitates voter registration of new US citizens by attending naturalization ceremonies throughout the year. CFB staff distribute voter registration forms, assist new citizens with completing their registration, and hand out pamphlets to help educate new citizens about the importance of voting.