Don't Forget To Vote TODAY!

Don’t forget to vote in the NYS General Election TODAY, November 4th!

Polls will be open from 6:00 AM until 9:00 PM.

 

Not sure if you’re registered to vote in today’s election? 

Click here to confirm your voter registration.

 

Need to know where to vote or who will be on the ballot? 

Click here to find your polling location and to view a sample ballot.

 

Still deciding who to vote for? 

Click here to see the candidates SDNYC has enthusiastically endorsed.

 

A voter is like a rainbow. Chase the rainbow.

Canvassing, going door-to-door, phone banking.  The retail politics of being face to face, eye to eye, and voice to voice with a voter to talk about that candidate you are out supporting.  The man that answers you in a towel and looks a little bit horrified that you are not who he was expecting.  The lady that answers the door and curtly lets you know she could never vote for your candidate.  The unanswered calls, unopened doors, and blank gazes. Campaign work can be daunting, but there's a payoff.

This past Saturday I joined Stonewall colleagues working for State Senate candidate Adam Haber.  I've never met Haber, but I read his platform and am confident he's a great candidate for the LGBT Community and New York State.  LGBT New Yorkers have too much at stake in this election and we can't forget that.

We will very likely have a Governor Cuomo that has not only supported our issues, but has championed them.  No other Governor before or since could've or would've gotten marriage equality passed through the New York State Senate.  It took political navigation skill.  Cuomo is a political lion tamer and until Albany truly reforms he is the best possible master to that beast.  To get GENDA passed and conversion therapy banned and surrogacy law reformed, Cuomo needs a solidly Democratic Senate.  So in pursuit of those goals, on Sunday I went walking door-to-door through a lovely suburban neighborhood in Roslyn, NY.

Early on there was the super-supportive lady that was awesome and happy to see my canvas-buddy Blaise and me and was punching me in the arm and just totally from central casting for "amazing voter".  Then there was a series of empty houses, "people that might have been napping", cute dogs that knew how to get to the window via furniture, modest supporters, more empty houses, and lots and lots of fun Halloween yard displays.

The most satisfying visits were to undecided voters, and one was particularly memorable.  He opened the door in comfortable clothes and bare feet.  He smiled and welcomed us.  We explained why we were there and he let us know:  He was undecided.  He'd seen signs for both Haber and the GOP incumbent, but didn't know much about either.  We asked some quick questions and learned more about what interested him and spoke to why Haber was the best choice for him.  We let him know about Haber's background as a small business owner and as a former school board member.  We gave him all we had and when we were done?  We had a Haber voter.

When you're out canvassing, you hope that every transaction you have will result in getting an additional vote.  Not every one does, but you get that One and then that Next One and then Yet Another and Even More.  And that's the fun part.  Voters are like rainbows.  You always hope to see a rainbow after a rainstorm.  They're not always there, but you still keep looking.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for GOTV efforts are in full effect.  Canvas or phone bank and most of all:  Chase the rainbow! 

CLICK HERE to find out how you can help & RSVP to volunteer with SDNYC! 

 

Volunteer With SDNYC!

Click here to RSVP to join SDNYC at the volunteer opportunities listed below.

Domenic Recchia for Congress
Saturday, October 25, 1:00 PM 
Campaign HQ, 7321-15th Avenue, Brooklyn (Take the D train to 71st Avenue; walk one block west on 71st Street, then two blocks south on 15th Avenue.)Saturday, October 25, 1:00 PM 
---If you need a little extra motivation to join SDNYC in getting Democratic leaders like Domenic Recchia elected to Congress and defeat Republicans like Recchia's opponent, Michael Grimm - click here to find out what the Republican party has planned for our nation in 2015...and then sign up to help SDNYC get out the Democratic Vote! 

Adam Haber for State Senate
Sunday, October 26, 11:00 AM 
Long Island, NY (RSVP for directions/travel information)

Democrats Take Back the NYS Senate Phonebank
Thursday, October 30, 6:00-8:00 PM
80 Eighth Avenue, NY (at 14th St.)

Last Day To Register To Vote in Nov. Election!

TODAY (October 10, 2014) is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the November 4th Election

 

Not sure if you're registered? Click Here To Check Your Voter Registration & Poll Site

Need To Register? See below for in person and mail registration instructions.

In Person Registration for State/Local Primary Election:

Today is the last day to register in person for the November 4th Election.

To register in person visit your local County Board of Elections Office (See below for NYC County Board of Elections Offices) or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act.

Mail Registration for State/Local Primary Election:

Today is the last day to postmark mailed voter registration applications for the November 4th Election.

The NYS Board of Elections must receive your registration application via mail by October 15.

To register by mail, download the voter registration form and mail the completed form to your local County Board of Elections Office (See below for NYC County Board of Elections Offices).

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Board of Elections Offices for NYC:

Bronx County

Bronx County Board of Elections

1780 Grand Concourse-5th Floor, Bronx, NY 10457

Phone: 718-299-9017

Fax: 718-299-2140

Kings County (Brooklyn)

Kings County Board of Elections

345 Adams Street - 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-797-8800

Fax: 718-246-5958

New York County (Manhattan)

New York County Board of Elections

200 Varick Street - 10th Floor, New York, NY 10014

Phone: 212-886-2100

Queens County

Queens County Board of Elections

126-06 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11415

Phone: 718-730-6730

Fax: 718-459-3384

Richmond County (Staten Island)

Richmond County Board of Elections

1 Edgewater Plaza, Staten Island, NY 10305

Phone: 718-876-0079