The People's Money (2022-2023)
#Citywidepb Your Money, Your Community, Your Vote
You will be able to cast your vote for projects starting May 10th! Stay tuned!
What happens in Phase 3?
From May 10th through June 25th, 2023, all New Yorkers, ages 11 or up, regardless of immigration status, can vote to fund projects in their borough and/or neighborhood. Residents will enter their zip codes to determine the ballot they receive.
How to Vote:
Online Ballot: Voting online is easy. Starting on May 10th visit on.nyc.gov/pb and follow the steps below.
- Select the language you want to vote in.
- Enter your zip code of residence.
- Enter your cell phone number to receive a code to validate you are only voting once. Please note: your phone number will not be stored or accessed by the CEC.
- Read through the projects on your ballot and select the projects you want to vote for. At the bottom of the page, click submit when you are done.
- After voting, you will be asked to complete an optional survey.
Paper Ballots: You can also easily vote in person starting May 10th. See where you can vote below:
- Visit a vote site in your neighborhood. See the list of sites available.
- Visit us at one of our pop-up vote events: on.nyc.gov/pbvoteevents
How Can I Help Spread the Word?
Post Online: Everyone can use the CEC’s digital toolkit to post on social media and email their networks. View here: on.nyc.gov/pbvotetoolkit
For Organizations: Organizations and groups can invite CEC staff to attend their event/meeting/forum to lead a voting activity, or groups can request paper ballots to organize their own activities. Sign up here: on.nyc.gov/pbvoterequest
- For Individuals: Individuals can volunteer with us to canvass and table at our pop-up events with paper ballots! Sign up here: on.nyc.gov/cecvolunteer
Which Ballots Can I Vote On?
To read all the projects on the ballots, please click here.
You will have the opportunity submit your vote on a ballot for the borough you live in. On this ballot, you will be able vote for your favorite projects, however only a certain amount of projects will be funded.
- Bronx Ballot: There will be 8 projects listed. The 3 projects with the highest number of votes will be funded for $265,000 each.
- Brooklyn Ballot: There will be 10 projects listed. The 4 projects with the highest number of votes will be funded for $250,000 each.
- Queens Ballot: There will be 9 projects listed. The 3 projects with the highest number of votes will be funded for $280,000 each.
- Manhattan Ballot: There will be 8 projects listed. The 2 projects with the highest number of votes will be funded for $262,500 each.
- Staten Island Ballot: There will be 4 projects listed. The project with the highest number of votes will be funded for $177,000.
If you live in one of the 33 equity neighborhoods, you will also be able to vote on a ballot for your neighborhood. On this ballot, you can vote for your favorite projects, however only one project will be funded.There will be between 3-5 projects listed on the equity neighborhood ballot. For each neighborhood, the project with the most votes will receive $50,000 in funding.
These 33 neighborhoods were identified by the Taskforce on Racial Inclusion and Equity as the most heavily impacted by COVID-19, in addition to communities that have a high percentage of other health and socioeconomic disparities. At the time the Taskforce was established, these communities accounted for over 50% of all the City's COVID-19 cases.