New York City Celebrates the 10th Annual National Voter Registration Day


Today community organizations across New York City will host more than 50 voter registration drives to celebrate the 10th Annual National Voter Registration Day. The goal is to help all eligible New Yorkers get registered to vote in the midterm elections in November.

We estimate that more than 78,000 city residents will turn 18 this year and become eligible to vote. Here's how that estimate breaks down by borough:

  • 18,000 in The Bronx
  • 23,000 in Brooklyn
  • 13,000 in Manhattan
  • 19,000 in Queens
  • 5,000 in Staten Island

"In this exciting mid-term election year, new voters have a great opportunity to get involved at a critical point in New York City's political life," said Amy Loprest, Executive Director of the NYC Campaign Finance Board. "We are thrilled to be working with many of the same stellar community organizations that we partnered with for the first National Voter Registration Day back in 2012. Now that we are holding these events in person again, let's make it the best NVRD ever and help get New Yorkers to the polls in November."

"It's crucial in this moment for New Yorkers to stand up," said New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. "To make their voices heard, to make their vote count, to help make our government reflective of and responsive to the needs of our communities. On National Voter Registration Day, we are called not only to make sure that each of us vote ourselves, but that we get resources and the registration opportunities to communities across our city. Our government has a responsibility to make both registration and voting as accessible as possible for all neighborhoods. Each of us then has a responsibility to use our vote to shape our government."

“At the Civic Engagement Commission, we love creative collaborations that promote civic participation, and we are thrilled to celebrate National Voter Registration Day with our partners to encourage nonpartisan voter engagement,” said Dr. Sarah Sayeed, Chair & Executive Director of the Civic Engagement Commission (CEC). “The CEC remains committed to working with diverse stakeholders across the five boroughs to get out the vote and educate New Yorkers about what they can expect to see on the upcoming ballot.”

"The 10th anniversary of National Voter Registration Day celebrates a cornerstone of our democracy: Power is derived from the people. College students working with NYPIRG are excited to celebrate by registering thousands of voters on CUNY, SUNY, and private college campuses today and reminding their peers how vital they are to the functioning of our democracy," said Megan Ahearn, NYPIRG Program Director.

“On National Voter Registration Day we help our patrons register to vote as they take this important first step in the democratic process. We are proud to serve as a thriving center for civic engagement, where all Brooklynites can access the resources they need to make informed decisions and have their voices heard," said Linda E. Johnson, President and CEO, Brooklyn Public Library.

"As an institution that serves everyone—regardless of background or circumstance—The New York Public Library brings communities together to engage in open and free discussion, collaboration, and civic engagement," said Anthony W. Marx, President of The New York Public Library. "For over a century, we have provided access to information and knowledge with resources that educate and empower people to advocate for themselves. Participating in Voter Registration Day is a powerful next step in the Library's mission, to ensure New Yorkers can fully take part and contribute to our great city by exercising their right to vote."

“Given our reach and mission to provide access to knowledge and opportunity to all, public libraries are uniquely positioned to serve as platforms for civic engagement,” said Queens Public Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott. “We are excited to partner with the New York City Campaign Finance Board again to provide people with the information and assistance they need to exercise their right to be heard at the ballot box.”

“For the sixth year in a row, the YMCA of Greater New York is pleased to partner with civic engagement organizations citywide for National Voter Registration Day,” said Sharon Greenberger, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater New York. “Nearly all of our branches citywide will offer voter registration this year, because the Y understands that communities are stronger when all New Yorkers make their voices heard.”

"When we vote, we make our voices heard," said Eddie Cuesta, Executive Director of Dominicanos USA (DUSA) "With the general election approaching in November, National Voter Registration Day is the perfect way to kickstart the mobilization of our community. DUSA is proud to partner with other civic engagement organizations citywide for National Voter Registration Day to celebrate democracy and motivate our fellow citizens to participate in the electoral process."

"I can think of no better way to celebrate "National Voter Registration Day 2022" registering potential new voters. With so many rights under attack these days, it becomes imperative that we organize, educate and activate a whole new generation of voters," said Hassan Bakiriddin, President of the Unified Political Association.

"Woodside on the Move is proud to partner with NYC Votes in registering our community members to vote,” said Adriana Beltran-Morelli, Deputy Director of Woodside on the Move. We hope that all New Yorkers will exercise their right to vote and have their voices heard this upcoming November!"

"We are in the midst of a climate catastrophe, and we need our elected officials to lead us in assuring future generations have a sustainable planet," said Mark Laster, Co-Chair of the Forest Hills Green Team. "Voting is one way all of us can assure we elect leaders with a vision to deal with climate change. The Green Team will hold a voter registration drive on Sunday, September 25, at the Compost-Pa-Looza event at the Queens Botanical Garden."

Press Contacts for events listed below:
NYC Votes: Matt Sollars | 646-265-6368
NYPIRG: Meg Ahearn | 845-988-6300
NYC Civic Engagement Commission: Stathi Patseas | 917-544-2268
Unified Political Association: Hassan Bakiriddin | 646-425-1107
YMCA of Greater NY: Matt Ferraguto | 919-500-1146
Woodside on the Move: Benjamin Kim | 914-500-7787


Branch/Location Time Address Organizer
Bronx Library Center 10am-1pm 310 E Kingsbridge Rd, The Bronx, NY 10458 NYC Votes | NY Public Library | NYC Public Advocate
Grand Concourse Library 2pm-5pm 155 E 173rd St, The Bronx, NY 10457 NYC Votes | NY Public Library | Faith in NY
Mosholu Library 2pm-5pm 285 E 205th St, The Bronx, NY 10467 NYC Votes | NY Public Library | NYC Public Advocate
Mott Haven Library 2pm-5pm 321 E 140th St, The Bronx, NY 10454 NYC Votes | NY Public Library | Faith in NY
Northeast Bronx YMCA 4pm-7pm 1250 E 229th St, The Bronx, NY 10466 NYC Votes | YMCA
CUNY Bronx Community College 1pm-4pm Outside Meister Hall, 2155 University Ave, Bronx, NY 10453 NYPIRG
Castle Hill YMCA 10am-1pm 2 Castle Hill Ave., Bronx, NY 10473 YMCA | Dominicanos USA


Branch/Location Time Address Organizer
Canarsie Library 3pm-6pm 1580 Rockaway Pkwy. at, Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11236 NYC Votes | Brooklyn Public Library | Bronx Independent Living Services
New Lots Library 3pm-6pm 665 New Lots Avenue at, Barbey St, Brooklyn, NY 11207 NYC Votes | Brooklyn Public Library
Sheepshead Bay 3pm-6pm 2636 E. 14th St. at, Avenue Z, Brooklyn, NY 11235 NYC Votes | Brooklyn Public Library
Sunset Park Library 3pm-6pm 4201 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232 NYC Votes | Brooklyn Public Library
Coney Island YMCA 3pm-6pm 2980 West 29th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224 NYC Votes | YMCA
North Brooklyn YMCA 4pm-7pm 570 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208 NYC Votes | YMCA
CUNY Brooklyn College 12pm-2pm Between the East and West Quads, 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210 NYPIRG
CUNY NYC College of Technology 12pm-3pm Namm Building Cafeteria, 300 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 NYPIRG
Pratt Institute 12pm-2pm Student Union Building, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205 NYPIRG
Barclays Center 11am-3pm   Unified Political Association
Flatbush YMCA 9am-12pm   Unified Political Association
Grand Army Plaza (Brookyn Library) 11am-3pm   Unified Political Association
Medgar Evers College 11am-3pm   Unified Political Association
Newkirk Plaza 3pm-6:30pm   Unified Political Association
Ocean & Church Avenue 3pm-7pm   Unified Political Association
Restoration Plaza (Fulton & Marcy Avenue) 2pm-5pm   Unified Political Association
Utica & Church Avenue 3pm-7:30pm   Unified Political Association
Bedford Stuyvesant YMCA 5:30pm-8:30pm 1121 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216 YMCA | Brooklyn NAACP
Dodge YMCA 4pm-7pm 225 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11201 YMCA | Brooklyn NAACP
Flatbush YMCA 9am-12pm 1401 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210 YMCA | Brooklyn NAACP
Greenpoint YMCA 2pm-4:30pm 99 Meserole Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 YMCA | Brooklyn Voters Alliance
Prospect Park YMCA 4pm-6pm 357 Ninth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 YMCA | Brooklyn Voters Alliance



Branch/Location Time Address Organizer
Chinatown YMCA 11am-1pm 273 Bowery Street, NY, NY 10002 YMCA | Chinese Progressive Association
CUNY BMCC 2pm-5pm Main Building Lobby, 199 Chambers Street, NY, NY 10007 NYPIRG
CUNY City College of NY 11am-1pm North Academic Center, 2nd Floor Rotunda, 160 Convent Ave, NY, NY 10031 NYPIRG
CUNY Hunter College 11am-3pm Hunter North, 3rd Floor, 1350 6th Ave, NY, NY 10019 NYPIRG
Harlem YMCA 2pm-6pm 180 West 135th Street, NY, NY 10030 YMCA | Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
McBurney YMCA 3pm-7pm 125 West 14th Street, NY, NY 10011 YMCA | League of Women Voters
Union Square Park 11am-6pm   NYC Civic Engagement Commission / HeadCount / Tony's Chocolonely
Vanderbilt YMCA 4pm-8pm 224 East 47th Street, NY, NY 10017 YMCA | League of Women Voters
Washington Square Park 11am-6pm   NYC Civic Engagement Commission / HeadCount / Tony's Chocoloney
West Side YMCA 4pm-6pm 5 West 63rd Street, NY, NY 10023 YMCA | League of Women Voters


Branch/Location Time Address Organizer
Corona Library 3pm-6pm 38-23 104th St, Queens, NY 11368 NYC Votes | Queens Public Library | Faith in NY
Cross Island YMCA 5pm-7pm 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose, NY 11426 YMCA | Queens Board of Elections
CUNY Queens College 11am-5pm QC Dining Hall and Kaplan Circle Quad, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Queens, NY 11367 NYPIRG
CUNY Queensborough Community College 11am-2pm Humanities Quad, 222-05 56th Ave, Queens, NY 11364 NYPIRG
Flushing Library 3pm-6pm 41-17 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355 NYC Votes | Queens Public Library
Flushing YMCA 10am-1pm 138-46 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354 YMCA | MinKwon Center for Community Action
Jackson Heights Library 3pm-6pm 35-51 81st St, Queens, NY 11372 NYC Votes | Queens Public Library
Jamaica YMCA 4pm-7pm 89-25 Parsons Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11432 YMCA | Queens Board of Elections
Ridgewood YMCA 4:30pm-6:30pm 69-02 64th Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385 YMCA | NALEO Educational Fund
Rockaway YMCA 4pm-7pm 207 Beach 73rd Street, Arverne, NY 11692 YMCA | Queens Board of Elections
Woodside Library 3pm-6pm 54-22 Skillman Avenue Woodside on the Move | Queens Public Library

Staten Island

Branch/Location Time Address Organizer
CUNY College of Staten Island 11am-4pm Campus Center 1C, 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314 NYPIRG
Broadway YMCA 4pm-7pm 651 Broadway, Staten Island, NY 10310 NYC Votes | YMCA | NYC Public Advocate

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.