Election Day Source Sheet
While there are many big issues and major choices facing voters in Tuesday’s election, some questions have ready answers.
Medgar Evers College’s Center for Law and Social Justice has created a 2016 Election Day Source Sheet for voters. The one-page document provides links to look up registration, polling site information, and hotlines for a variety of sources, including the New York City Board of Election, bilingual voting lines in Spanish and Asian languages, and a voter helpline.
“This coming Tuesday, voters in the U.S. have the ability to determine the course of this country for decades to come,” said Esmeralda Simmons, the founder and Executive Director of the Center. “Not only can we elect local officials and legislators, but, we can elect Members of Congress, U.S. Senators and the President. These federal officials will likewise determine who will sit as judges on the U.S. Supreme Court for life!”
The College’s namesake, Medgar Wiley Evers, was a social justice leader who worked tirelessly to secure voting rights for African-Americans. Mr. Evers was assassinated in front of his home in Mississippi in 1963. African-Americans and their allies throughout the country endured beatings, harassment, and were even killed because of their involvement in voting rights campaigns.
“Voting is powerful!” declared Ms. Simmons, who is a lawyer. “Why do you think such great efforts have recently gone into decreasing our access to the ballot across this country by passing voter disenfranchisement laws? Voting is about the present and the future – it’s about today’s world, your world. Don’t sit out this challenge. Every vote counts. We need every vote. We need your vote. Vote.”
REGISTERED TO VOTE?
WHERE’S MY POLLING SITE? WHO IS ON MY BALLOT?
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AT THE POLLS
DO I NEED ID TO VOTE?
- If you've voted in New York before, you don’t need to provide ID to vote in person.
- If you’re voting for the first time in New York, submitted your registration by mail, and didn’t provide a copy of your New York driver’s license, state ID card, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address when you registered, you may need to show one of these documents when you vote in person on Election Day.
718 804 8891 Center for Law and Social Justice, Medgar Evers College, CUNY
800-771-7755 NYS Attorney General or email email@example.com
212-822-0282 NYPIRG Voter Helpline
866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) (led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law) www.866ourvote
888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) Bilingual Spanish/ English (led by NALEO Educational Fund)
888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) Bilingual Asian languages/English (AALDEF /APLC)
212 VOTE-NYC (212-868-3692) NYC Board of Election
NEED TO SEE A JUDGE? (If a voter needs a court order to vote or re-ballot)
GO TO: Board of Elections Kings County (Brooklyn) 345 Adams Street, 4 Fl. Tel: 1.718.797.8800 Brooklyn NY 11201 Fax: 1.718.246.5958