As this report was nearing completion in March 2020, the city’s democratic systems and processes — along with practically every aspect of daily life in New York City — were disrupted by the massive effort to slow the spread of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Through our NYC Votes campaign, the CFB is seeking to restore the connection, person-to-person, and via technology. CFB’s Voter Assistance staff and their volunteer partners have worked tirelessly during the last 12 months to register and engage new voters.
NYC Votes is the voter engagement campaign of the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB). Under the NYC Votes banner, the CFB conducts voter registration drives and events, educates voters about their choices, and works to engage New Yorkers in civic life.
Our annual report for this year contains several widely supported, common-sense proposals to finally bring our election laws into the 21st century. The report also details the important work of the Campaign Finance Board and its Voter Assistance Unit.