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

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. 

 

Early Voting

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:

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant 
  • Dodge 
  • Flatbush 
  • Park Slope Armory 
  • Prospect Park 
  • Ridgewood 
  • Vanderbilt 

Make your voice heard and vote! Find your Early Voting and Election Day polling site.

 

Other Resources for Voters / Voter Education

 

National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration is Tuesday, September 20. Please see below for participating branches.

Branch Time
Bronx  
Castle Hill 10-1
Northeast Bronx 4-7
   
Brooklyn  
Bedford-Stuyvesant 5:30-8:30
Coney Island 3-6
Dodge 4-7
Flatbush 9-12
Greenpoint 2-4:30
North Brooklyn 4-6
Prospect Park 4-6
   
Manhattan  
Chinatown 11-1
Harlem 2-6
McBurney 3-7
West Side 4-6
Vanderbilt 4-8
   
Queens  
Cross Island 5-7
Flushing 10-1
Jamaica 4-7
Ridgewood 4:30-6:30
Rockaway 4-7
   
Staten Island  
Broadway 4-7