To find your poll site and see what your ballot looks like, click here.
If you have problems exercising your right to vote, contact CIDNY's Voter Hotline at 646-442-4146.
CIDNY asked Elected Officials to Use the BMD on Election Day
The following elected officials have confirmed with CIDNY that they will help raise awareness about the Ballot Marking Device (BMD) by using it when they vote on November 8th. The BMD provides accessibility for those who cannot read or mark a ballot on their own.
Assembly Member Micah Kellner
State Senator Liz Krueger
City Council Member Gale Brewer
City Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo
City Council Member Larry Seabrook
City Council Member Daniel J. Halloran
Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer
New Yorkers began using a paper based voting system in 2010:
Voters mark their choices on a paper ballot using a pen or Ballot Marking Device (BMD).
Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs) can help a voter mark a paper ballot. With a BMD voters can see the ballot on an adjustable touch screen or listen to the ballot through audio headphones. The BMD allows voters to mark the ballot using the touch screen, Braille keypad, sip & puff device and rocker paddle. Click here to learn more about using a BMD.
After marking a paper ballot with a pen or with the Ballot Marking Device (BMD), voters put their paper ballots into a scanner. The scanner counts the votes after polls close on Election Day.
Hands-On Practice before Election Day at Learning Centers:
Visit your local Board of Elections Office to have a hands-on experience with the new voting system. Trained staff will be available to guide you through voting on a paper ballot, using the scanner and using the Ballot Marking Device (BMD). Click here for Learning Center location and hours.
For More Information:
1. NYC Board of Elections: visit website or call 866-868-3692 (TTY 212-487-5496)
2. CIDNY: Contact Monica Bartley, Voting Rights Coordinator, at email@example.com or call 646-442-4146 (VP 646-305-2681, TTY 212-674-5619)