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

  1. Start off by setting up the computer/tablet’s WiFi
  2. Visit: nyckiosk.d21.me
  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 choses to vote digitally on their personal device remotely (phone/tablet/computer):

1. Visit www.pbnyc.org/vote

2. Click on “Vote now!”

3. The voter will select their language preference

4. The voter then confirms their eligibility by writing their name and confirming their age and that they have not voted yet this cycle.

5. The voter then types in their address.  Note that the system does not save their address, it is only asked so they are sent the right ballot.  If the voter choses to not give their address, they can select their district in a drop down menu.  If the voter doesn’t know their district and doesn’t want to give their address, you can visit http://council.nyc.gov/districts/ and help the voter identify their district on the map.

6. The voter then enters their cell phone number.  You can explain to them this is only to ensure that people do not double vote digitally.  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. 

If so, there is an option for that.  The voter will email pbnyc@council.nyc.gov for further instructions.  Then they will receive an email with their ballot.  This email will be coming from a Democracy 21 email address.

7. The voter now gets to vote!

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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”.

11. By clicking continue they will be taken to the survey.  The voter can fill out as many questions are they would like.

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

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

14. There are also buttons at the bottom of the screen to share that the voter voted via social media, please encourage them to share and tell their friends!

15. 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 affidavit.

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

3. The affidavit will ask the voter to confirm that they are over 14 years old and that they have not voted before.

4. The voter fills out their name and either phone number or email address.

5. Then ask the voter to confirm they live in the district.  If they don’t know, you should consult a map.

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 are 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!