Law and Politics

Voter Registration Drive On The Streets

October 12, 2016
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY – The de Blasio Administration is teaming up with a voter registration drive taking place in all five boroughs. The Urban Justice Center’s Street Vendor Project is helping register more New Yorkers and raise awareness that there is still time to register to vote in the November 8 election.  New Yorkers can register to vote until the Friday, October 14 deadline.

“We are fighting for every vote to count,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We’re working with some of NYC's food trucks and street carts to serve up delicious food and voter registration forms. If we want a fairer and better country, we have to make sure every New Yorker who can vote does vote.”

There are two million eligible voters still unregistered in New York City. This non-partisan voter drive will provide registration forms in English and Spanish at 12 food trucks across the five boroughs. Voters are also able to register by visiting through Friday, October 14.

Voters can access registration forms in a total of 16 languages at, including 11 languages recently added by Mayor de Blasio and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. In addition to forms in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Bangla, voters can now register in Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French, Arabic, Albanian, Greek, Italian, Polish, Tagalog and Yiddish.

October 11, 2016

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