Advocacy and Community Organizing

Goddard Riverside advocates for a fair and just society where everyone can thrive.

Activists crowd the NYC City Hall steps holding a variety of banners including Goddard Riverside's

Get Out The Vote!  

Confirm Voter Registration status, Polling Site and see a sample Ballot

To confirm your voter registration status:  visit NYS Board of Elections or call: 866-VOTE-NYC, 866-868-3692, or TTY-212-487-5496.  

To confirm your polling site, Election District (ED) and sample ballot of candidates: visit NYC Poll Site Locator or call: 866-VOTE-NYC, 866-868-3692, or TTY-212-487-5496.  

Absentee Ballots and additional information

If you are temporarily or permanently unable to go to your poll site on Election Day, you may vote by absentee ballot. You can still use concern about exposure to Covid as a reason to request an absentee ballot. 

You need to complete an absentee ballot application and mail it to the Board of Elections (BOE) to obtain a ballot.

Request a form online or call: 866-VOTE-NYC, 866-868-3692, or TTY-212-487-5496.  

The Board of Elections website has lots of additional information, a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and additional flyers, forms and signs for voters and candidates.

For those who do not have access to the internet, The Board of Elections operates an attended Phone Bank supporting up to 80 simultaneous users during office hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) with a multi-lingual staff of English, Spanish, Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese, Korean and Bengali speaking operators. 

CALL 866-VOTE-NYC (866-868-3692) OR TTY 212-487-5496 (FOR HEARING IMPAIRED) 

Click on the links below to learn more and take action.

Elections 2021

Goddard Riverside is a non-partisan organization. Learn about all the candidates in each race by clicking through the links below to make an informed decision.


City Council & Borough President Primary Candidates Forums

Goddard Riverside is non-partisan and participation in our forums does not imply endorsement by Goddard.

Watch our live forum event and learn about the top 5 candidates from the 6th District City Council & Manhattan Borough President races. Early voting starts on June 12!

Watch our live forum event and learn about the top 5 candidates from the 7th and 9th District City Council races.

Other Key Issues and Coalitions

  • Goddard Riverside is a proud member of the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition. We helped win the nation’s first law guaranteeing legal representation to low-income residents in Housing Court. We are now working with the coalition on a number of goals including canceling rent for New Yorkers in light of the COVID-19 crisis. 
  • We work on a variety of issues with our fellow settlement houses through United Neighborhood Houses.
  • We believe deeply that Black Lives Matter.
Advocacy and Community Organizing

Larry Wood

Director of Organizing

593 Columbus Ave.

New York, NY 10024