With the presidential election fast approaching on Tuesday, November 7, the deadline to register to vote is on October 14.
With that in mind, Councilman Peter Koo teamed up with food delivery service website FlushingFood.com to register voters in the local area.
Until October 14, FlushingFood.com will include voter registration forms with each of their deliveries to encourage voter participation in the Asian American community. The company will also deliver voter registration forms even to residents who don’t order food, if called at 718-460-7858.
“New York City is the most diverse city in the world, and candidates are vying for Asian American support because they know we are a growing segment of the population,” Koo said. “Unfortunately, barriers in language often prevent new Americans from realizing their potential in the polls. especially in immigrant communities, voter education is often as simple as letting people know how to register.”
“That’s what we’re doing today,” he added. “FlushingFood.com is doing an outstanding service by carrying registration forms to its constituencies, and I encourage everyone to remember to take part in our democracy and register to vote.”