Your Vote is Your Voice
In the Episcopal tradition, we promise at baptism to “strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.” Part of this promise is to vote for the common good. At Trinity Church Wall Street, we vote for our neighbor so that all have decent housing, food, education, and income.
A New Way to Vote
In 2021, New York City is introduced “Rank Choice Voting.” This allows voters to rank up to 5 candidates in order of preference. Learn more and get ready to rank your choices. Check your registration, find out if you are eligible to vote or register here.
What is on the Line?
By supporting our most vulnerable neighbors who are impacted by the housing and eviction crisis, mass incarceration, food insecurity, and access to public education, you can make a difference in the lives of others.
It is crucial to ask candidates where they stand on supporting those who are suffering. As a community of faith, Trinity is working on issues related to homeless and housing, racial justice, and mass incarceration.
Learn more about making your own voter plan in New York State:
Check Your Registration Status
- Are you currently registered to vote? Verify that the Board of Elections has your current registration status and address here.
- Confirm you meet the requirements to register to vote.
- Military or overseas voting has special registration deadlines and absentee ballot information.
- Citizens who do not have a permanent home still may be eligible to vote.
- Misdemeanor and violation convictions do not prevent voting even if serving time in jail. For information on voting rights of New Yorkers with felony convictions who are currently incarcerated or on parole, click here. Citizens convicted of a felony and released from prison can vote.
Register to Vote
There are several ways to register:
If you have a New York State issued I.D. (Driver License, Permit, or Non-Driver I.D.) you can submit your voter registration application online.
If you do not have a state-issued I.D., you can print or request a voter registration application or call 1-800-FOR-VOTE to request a voter registration application by mail.
Updating your voter status:
- Contact your County Board of Elections if you haven't received a response to your voter registration application.
- You can update your address or change your political party enrollment by completing a new voter registration form.
- Visit Nonprofit Vote for information on voting outside of New York State or how to register in another state.
Making Your Voting Action Plan
In New York State, all voters have choices in how to vote. You may vote in person on Election Day, vote early in the days before the election, or vote by absentee ballot.
- Vote Early: A safe and easy way to vote in person is to cast your ballot during the early voting period for the primary and the general election. Your early voting polling place may be different than your regular location. Check before you go.
- Vote Absentee: Request an absentee ballot as soon as possible. Learn more about requesting and filling out your ballot through the League of Women Voters or VoteEarlyNY.org. Solicitud de balota para voto en ausencia del estado de Nueva York.
- Vote on Primary Day and Election Day: Find your polling place.
- For answers to commonly asked questions, please visit the New York State Board of Elections frequently asked questions, and the Board of Elections in New York City frequently asked questions.
- Call the League of Women Voters of New York City hotline at 212.725.3541 for personalized assistance.
- Learn more about voting laws outside of New York State.
Once you have registered and planned your voting strategy, research who will be on your ballot. While the Presidential election generates the most attention, local and state elections are also highly consequential. Use this tool to see who will appear on your ballot and research the candidates so you can make an informed vote.
Our democracy requires our participation through exercising our right to vote and our diligence in expanding and maintaining that right for all.