Brooklyn Voters Have One More Week to Register to Vote in the Special Election for City Council District 45


Unregistered voters in City Council District 45 (Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Midwood, Canarsie) have one more week to mail in voter registration forms or submit them online in order to cast a ballot in a special election on May 14. The deadline is Friday, April 19.

Voter registration forms are available in 16 different languages at Voting.NYC. Click "voter registration" to download and print the form. Instructions on mailing in the form are included on the document.

New Yorkers may also register to vote online through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website, but this requires a valid NYS driver license, permit, or non-driver ID, and the last four digits of your social security number. 

Voters have until May 4 to register in person by visiting the NYC Board of Elections (BOE) office at 345 Adams Street in Downtown Brooklyn.  A full election calendar for the remainder of 2019 is available on the NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB) website. 

New Yorkers may use the BOE's voter registration look-up tool to verify their voter status, determine their party enrollment, and find their political district. The BOE's poll site locatorcan help voters locate their poll sites and view sample ballots.

The winner of the special election will serve as the district's representative in the City Council for the remainder of 2019. This will fill a vacancy left by Jumaane Williams, who was elected in February to serve as Public Advocate.

There are currently 11 candidates registered for this election with the CFB. Today also marks the deadline for registered candidates to submit their initial campaign finance disclosure statements to the CFB. Contribution and expenditure data is available through the Campaign Finance Summary page and the Follow The Money database. 

The CFB's voter engagement initiative, NYC Votes, will prepare a voter guide and other outreach materials for voters in City Council District 45 in the lead up to this special election. A voter guide will be available at Voting.NYC later this month. 

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.