Exercise Your Right to Vote
What is Participatory Budgeting?
Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process where community members decide how to spend part of a public budget. PB gives communities real power over real money.
PB started in Porto Alegre, Brazil as an anti-poverty measure, and has since spread to over 7,000 cities around the world. PB has been used to spend state, county, and city budgets, as well as those of schools, housing authorities, and other public institutions.
Do you need an interpreter to help you vote?
The NYC Civic Engagement Commission (NYCEC) provides language interpretation services in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin), French, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Urdu, and Yiddish at select poll sites for the November General Election.
Interpretation services are provided on the last weekend of early voting, Saturday, October 30th, Sunday, October 31st*, and on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2nd.
*Services for poll sites that provide interpretation in Yiddish begin on Friday, October 29th.
The NYCCEC's poll site interpretation services supplement but do not replace nor duplicate the NYC Board of Elections' interpretation services.
The NYC Board of Elections currently provides language assistance in the following counties and languages:
- New York: Spanish, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin)
- Kings: Spanish, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin)
- Queens: Spanish, Chinese(Cantonese, Mandarin), Korean, Bengali, Hindi, and Punjabi
- Bronx: Spanish
- Richmond: Spanish
Visit the Find My Poll Site (External link) to find your designated voting location.
Please note your early voting location may be different from your election day poll site location.
Watch this public service announcement in 13 languages: Arabic | العربية, Bengali | বাঙালি, Chinese (Mandarin) | 简化字, Chinese (Cantonese) | 正體字, French | français, Haitian Creole | kreyòl ayisyen, Italian | Italiano, Korean | 한국어, Polish | Polskie, Russian | русский, Spanish | Español, Urdu | اردو, Yiddish | יידיש