Write-In Votes


Not happy with your choice of candidates up for election? What you should know about write-in voting.

The power of democracy allows the people to decide who should represent them, and it's always important to remember that elected public officials work for the public! Many argue that a two-party system doesn't allow for enough representation for the people. Do you feel your candidate deserves a second chance or are unhappy with the candidates presented? Consider writing in your vote.

It's easy to write in your vote. According to the New York City Campaign Finance Board, all you have to do at the ballot is:

  • clearly write or stamp the name of your write-in candidate for the appropriate office
  • fill in the oval next to your write-in choice completely

If your ballot has a computerized card reader, the write-in process is very similar. This is what democracy looks like!