CFB Announces Public Hearings on 2021 Elections

08/11/2021

The NYC Campaign Finance Board will hold two hearings in December to hear feedback on the public campaign finance program and on the agency's voter engagement efforts. Both hearings are open to the public.

The CFB welcomes feedback from candidates, members of the public, elected officials, civic organizations, and other interested parties. Those wishing to testify in person or submit written testimony should follow the links below to RSVP.

Voter Assistance Advisory Committee (VAAC) Post-Election Hearing
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The VAAC holds hearings twice a year, following each primary and general election. New Yorkers to share their experience voting this November, including their experiences with early voting, voting via absentee ballot, and voting in-person on Election Day. Testimony may include recommendations to improve voting in New York City.

Attendees must RSVP for the meeting.

Campaign Finance Board Post-Election Hearing
Thursday, December 16, 2021
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The CFB holds a public hearing following each citywide election cycle to help evaluate the impact of its work. Information provided at the hearing will help further improve our administration of the city’s landmark Campaign Finance Program, and inform legislative recommendations that will be included in the CFB's comprehensive Post-Election Report, which will be published in August 2022.

Attendees must RSVP for the meeting.

Upon their RSVP, voters will be sent a Zoom link and receive instructions for submitting testimony. If you require ASL interpretation, closed captioning services, or other services, please email jpantalone@nyccfb.info at least 5 business days prior to the hearing. Media inquiries may be sent to press@nyccfb.info

The New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) administers one of the strongest, most effective campaign finance systems in the country. NYC’s matching funds program amplifies the voice of average New Yorkers in city elections by matching their small contributions with public funds. By increasing the value of small-dollar contributions, the program reduces the possibility and perception of corruption from large contributions and unlimited campaign spending, and encourages citizens from all walks of life to run for office. Through its rigorous oversight and enforcement efforts, the CFB holds candidates accountable for using public funds responsibly.

The CFB publishes detailed public information about money raised and spent in city elections by candidates and independent spenders, bringing greater transparency to the democratic process. Its NYC Votes campaign engages and educates voters through community outreach, the Voter Guide, and Debate Program, empowering New Yorkers to make informed choices at the polls. In addition, the CFB seeks to improve the voter experience by advocating for legislative changes to the registration and voting process.

The Voter Assistance Advisory Committee consists of nine members who advise the Campaign Finance Board and its nonpartisan voter engagement initiative, NYC Votes. In addition to hosting post-election hearings, the committee recommends legislative and administrative changes to improve elections in New York City.