NY Speaks

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Learn everything you can do on this website.

This guide explains each section of NY Speaks. You can expand the information on "Detailed information" links.


Propose what you want the City Council to do and support proposals from other people.

  • To create a proposal you have to sign up on NY Speaks, in addition to support you must verify your account.
  • Proposals that get support from 1% of people will be voted on.
  • If there are more people in favor than against, the City Council will publish their plan to accomplish the proposal and you can track its progress.
Button to support a proposal
Button to "Support" a proposal.
When it reaches the number of supports will go to vote.


Citizen proposals that reach 1% of support will be put to a vote.

  • To participate in the next poll you have to sign up on NY Speaks and verify your account.
  • All verified users over 16 years old can vote.
  • The results of all votes shall be binding on the government.