New Yorkers' grand, central guide to elections, politics & government

About Us is run by a dedicated team of civic-minded people committed to providing important election, politics, and government information as clearly, thoroughly, objectively and helpfully as possible. was launched in early 2013 by founder Ben Max, who continues to lead the project as Managing Director, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the work. The Decide NYC team has included over 30 volunteers and at any given point usually has a staff of 10 to 15 contributors. Team members include undergraduate and graduate students as well as other professionals who work full or part-time for other organizations.


On April 23, 2013, Decide NYC held its official “Launch Party and Celebration of #NYC2013,” at which an updated site design was unveiled and the missions of increasing civic engagement and providing information that is not available elsewhere were celebrated, along with the 2013 election season at hand. The party was attended by nearly 200 guests, including 25 candidates for office (representing all five boroughs), each of whom briefly addressed the crowd.


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