As part of our mission to strengthen community, the Y promotes civic engagement in various forms. Each year we partner with community organizations for National Voter Registration Day and to host voter registration and education at events like Healthy Kids Day. In addition to ongoing teen programming such as Teens Take the City, we have hosted special civic engagement forums for teens. Our New Americans Initiative provides citizenship preparation and has hosted citizenship drives. The Y has also worked with partners to host multilingual webinars on Ranked Choice Voting, and we engaged in extensive outreach around the 2020 Census.
Key Election Dates for NYC Voters
- October 14: Voter registration deadline for general election (register)
- October 24: Absentee ballot request deadline (apply for an absentee ballot)
- October 29: Early voting starts (find your Early Voting and Election Day polling sites)
- November 6: Early voting ends
- November 8: Absentee ballot postmark deadline
- November 8: Election Day! (find your Early Voting and Election Day polling sites)
Several YMCA of Greater New York branches will host early voting or Election Day voting. See below for more information on polling sites, dates, and hours.
The Northeast Bronx, Park Slope Armory and Rockaway Ys will host early voting during the following days and times:
- Saturday, October 29, 2022: 9 AM - 5 PM
- Sunday, October 30, 2022: 9 AM - 5 PM
- Monday, October 31, 2022: 7 AM - 3 PM
- Tuesday, November 1, 2022: 10 AM - 8 PM
- Wednesday, November 2, 2022: 10 AM - 8 PM
- Thursday, November 3, 2022: 10 AM - 6 PM
- Friday, November 4, 2022: 7 AM - 3 PM
- Saturday, November 5, 2022: 9 AM - 5 PM
- Sunday, November 6, 2022: 9 AM - 5 PM
Election Day Voting
On Tuesday, November 8, seven YMCA branches will host voting from 6 AM - 9 PM:
- Park Slope Armory
- Prospect Park
Make your voice heard and vote! Find your Early Voting and Election Day polling site.
Other Resources for Voters / Voter Education
- Check if your district has changed
- Register to Vote
- Apply for an Absentee Ballot (Due to the pandemic, anyone in NY can request an absentee ballot by checking off “temporary illness.”)
- Absentee Tracker for NYC
- Poll Site Locator for NYC
- Know Your Rights
National Voter Registration Day
National Voter Registration is Tuesday, September 20. Please see below for participating branches.