NYC Votes and DSNY Want Voters to Go Paperless


NYC Votes and the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) encourage all registered voters in New York City to save trees by receiving the city's official Voter Guide by email and opt-out of receiving a print Guide in the mail.

While the NYC Votes Voter Guide is an essential resource for city elections, mailing this nonpartisan, educational literature to all eligible voters comes at a cost. The 2017 Voter Guides required 2.3 million pounds of paper. Stacked on top of each other, the 2017 Guides would reach the height of 35 Freedom Towers.


Who: Sabrina Castillo, Director of Partnerships and Outreach for the NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), the NYC Votes Street Team, and Pattie Paper of the Department of Sanitation Recycling Team

What: Pattie and the Street Team will be signing people up to "go paperless," registering voters, and giving away reusable grocery bags. Sabrina will be on-site to provide on-camera interviews.

When: Tuesday, July 23rd from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: City Hall Park Greenmarket (Broadway at Chambers Street) see map

All registered city voters can opt to go paperless and get election information in their inbox instead of their mailbox using the Go Paperless app on the NYC Campaign Finance Board website. For a limited time, voters who go paperless will receive an NYC Votes reusable shopping bag as a token of appreciation.

Media outlets interested in helping reach New Yorkers with this public announcement are invited to attend the event on July 23rd. Please send an email to for the exact location. CFB Director of Partnerships and Outreach Sabrina Castillo will be available on-site for interviews.

NYC Votes is the nonpartisan voter engagement initiative of the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) and its Voter Assistance Advisory Committee (VAAC). In addition to promoting voter registration, participation, and civic engagement in New York City through its many programs and partnerships, NYC Votes sponsors the city’s official Debate Program and produces the citywide Voter Guide.