Government Resources

Voter Registration

To register to vote, please visit New York State Board of Elections.  Here you can find voter registration forms, check your voter registration status, request an absentee ballot, and more.

New York City residents can visit New York City Board of Elections for helpful information about upcoming elections, poll sites, and general voter education.

2020 Census: What is the Census?


The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail. This will mark the first time that you will be able to respond to the census online. The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

Government Resources

Interested in learning more about government at the federal, state, and city levels?  Explore the websites below.

The AAMC Government Affairs Advocacy Tool also serves as a resource on current legislation and updates about key bills.

Professional Organizations

Columbia University Irving Medical Center is affiliated with several organizations that support scientific research, health and medical education, and patient care.