If a voter chooses to vote digitally in person (laptop/tablet)

  1. Start by turning on your wifi hotspot
  2. Visit: pbnyc2018.d21.me?m=k
  3. Follow the steps below for the actual voting process
  4. *At the end of the user’s vote, it will automatically reset for a new voter

If a voter chooses to vote digitally on their personal device remotely (phone/tablet/computer):

1. Visit: https://pbnyc2018.d21.me

2. Voter will select their language preference

3. The voter will enter their home address to find their district and click “FIND MY DISTRICT”

4. The voter then confirms their eligibility by writing their name and checking the box stating “I affirm these statements are true.”

5. The voter then enters their cell phone number.  You can explain to them this is only to ensure that people do not vote twice.  They will receive an SMS code to enter to proceed.  Their number will not be used for any additional purposes.  If the voter doesn’t have a cell phone or doesn’t wish to give their number, they may also authenticate via email by clicking the link titled “I DON’T HAVE A CELL PHONE”.  This will guide them to the council website and prompt them to send their name and address to locate their district. A council representative will respond, usually within an hour during the workday, with a pin code they can use to vote. 

6. The voter now gets to vote!

7. They can scroll down and read about the different projects.  Remind them they get up to 5 votes, and have to cast at least 1 vote.  At the top of the screen are the number of votes remaining, if the voter loses track.

8. Once the voter has selected their projects, they may review by clicking above “Continue” at the bottom of the screen where it says “you have assigned X votes”.  This will bring up a review screen.

9. When the voter clicks continue, they will be informed about the survey.  The survey is optional, however we encourage all voters to take 2 minutes to take it as it helps us find out what demographics are and are not voting.  In order to help refine the PB process, it’s important to promote the survey.  However, if they wish to skip it, they should click “Skip and submit my vote now”.

10. By clicking continue they will be taken to the survey.  The voter is not required to fill out all questions, but it’s best that they do.

11. When they click continue, they are done!  They will see “your vote as been submitted” as confirmation.

12. If the voter wishes to receive the results after vote week finishes, they can enter their email address and click “send me results”.

13. Please offer the voter a sticker for voting!

Voting in person on paper

** Please make sure the voters do NOT fold their ballots.  If the ballot is folded, particularly on the corners, please have the voter fill out a NEW ballot.**

** Use ONLY blue or black ink pens or pencils.  No markers or highlighters

** Do NOT staple any ballots together

1. If the voter wishes to vote on paper, first ask the voter to fill out the affirmation.

2. Ask the voter what language they would prefer, and keep the affirmation, ballot, and survey consistent in that language.

3. The affirmation will ask the voter to confirm that they are over 11 years old and that they have not voted before.

4. The voter fills out the affirmation.

5. If the voter is not sure that they live in the district, you can consult a map or use the online tool to verify district.

6. Hand the voter a paper ballot and a pen.  Make sure they know they can vote for up to 5 projects.  If they vote for more, make sure they are handed a new ballot.  Please make sure the voter does not fold the ballot.

7. After the voter finishes voting, ask if they would fill out a brief survey.  The survey is optional, however we encourage all voters to take 2 minutes to take it as it helps us find out what demographics are and are not voting.  In order to help refine the PB process, it’s important to promote the survey.  However, if they wish to skip it, they may, and then they are done.

8. If the voter fills out a survey, they can fill out as many questions as they would like.  Once they are finished, collect the survey.

9. Make sure to put the ballot and survey in their respective boxes.

10. Offer the voter a sticker for voting!