CIDNY is the downstate contractor for the Protection and Advocacy for Voter Access (PAVA) program, run by the NYS Commission on Quality of Care's Advocacy Services Bureau. As a PAVA agency, CIDNY helps voters with disabilities register to vote, access polling places, learn more about their rights as voters, and understand new voting laws. The program also provides technical assistance to community-based organizations that work with voters with disabilities. CIDNY's PAVA program serves people in all five boroughs of New York City, Putnam, Rockland, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. To learn more about PAVA project and CIDNY, please click the following links or call 212/674-2300, ext. 112

For information on CIDNY's poll site accessibility project, including information on accessible voting machines and the results of our poll site accessibility surveys, please contact


If you did, tell us how it went with CIDNY’s Voter Survey - click here. Your voting experience – the good and not so good – can help us as we work with policy makers to improve our election process.  If you’d like to get involved in our voting rights project or would like more information, contact Monica Bartley,