Voters ask “What documents do I need to show in order to vote?”
Voters at Neighborhood Councils that are self-affirmation do not need to show any documents in order to vote, they merely self-affirm their identity and qualification to vote on the registration form.
Voters at Neighborhood Councils that are self-affirmation with Online Voting must show a picture ID in order to vote online or at the polls.
Voters at Neighborhood Councils that are documentation, online and traditional, must establish their identity with a picture ID plus they must demonstrate their qualification to vote. It may be one document such as a picturte ID that establishes residency or employment or participation within the boundaries of the Neighborhood Council.
To see examples of acceptable forms of documentation, including templates of letters from employers or organizations, click here.
Neighborhood Councils are open to anyone who lives, works or owns real property in the neighborhood and also to those who declare a stake in the neighborhood as a community interest stakeholder, defined as a person who affirms a substantial and ongoing participation within the neighborhood council’s boundaries and who may be in a community organization such as, but not limited to, educational, non-profit and/or religious organizations.
Please use this list when communicating with your voters; board; or elections team. Keep in mind, this list is for illustration purposes only, and is not meant to be exhaustive. There are additional documentation types that may be acceptable proof that you have a substantial and ongoing participation, so long as they show both your name; the name of your organization; and an address within the council boundaries. In addition, some Neighborhood Councils have specific ballots for stakeholders who qualify according to specific standards unique to that council. In general, in order to qualify in such situations, documents used to verify your status should still include your name; the name of any associated organization; and an address within the council boundaries. [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]