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THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTE ON PROPOSAL 1, New York!.

THE RESULTS ARE IN

On November 8th, New Yorkers voted to pass the Clean Water, Clean Air, & Environmental Bond Act of 2022, which will now move forward to be implemented in the coming years.

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Natural Restoration
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Environmental Protection
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Resiliency
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Clean Energy Projects

What

What exactly is included The Bond Act? The State Legislature said the measure was passed to authorize a Bond Act in the amount of $4.2B for the purpose of making environmental improvements that preserve, enhance, and restore New York’s natural resources and reduce the impact of climate change by funding capital projects, including:

$1.1 Billion
Restoration & Flood Risk Reduction

like rehabilitating coasts & bringing back shorelines

$650 Million
Open Space Land Conservation & Recreation

like creating fish hatcheries, protecting farmland, & building parks

$1.5B
Climate
Change
Mitigation

like building clean & efficient energy systems that reduce pollution, green buildings, restoring forests & habitats, upgrades to community gardens & cooling centers

$650 Million
Water
Quality
Improvement

like better drinking water systems, sewer expansions, septic replacements, & soil health programs

Where

Where Prop 1 appears on your ballot depends on which county you live in. There are a few counties that will include on the front page at the bottom, but most New York ballot measures are placed on the back of your ballot. So be on the lookout and be sure to FLIP YOUR BALLOT when you vote in November!

This is an example ballot. Your ballot might look a little different, but don’t worry, it will still count just as much!

When

The Clean Water, Clean Air, & Green Job Environmental Bond Act of 2022 will be on the November 8th General Election Ballot – but that’s not the only option to make your voice heard! Check out the many ways to vote in New York & choose what works best for you.

Vote By Mail
(Absentee Voting)

Oct 14

Last day to postmark an absentee application for general election

Oct 24

Last day to request an absentee application online

Nov 7

Last day to request an absentee application in person (at your County BOE)

Nov 8

Last day to postmark your general election ballot

Apply for Absentee Ballot

Early Voting

When

Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, November 6

Where

Locations and hours vary by county

Find Your Early Voting Location

Election Day

When

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Time

Polls open 6am - 9pm

Where

Locations vary by county

Find Your Polling Location