NYC Campaign Contributions Mapped Online
Mapping NYC Municipal Election Contributions - 2013, 2017 and 2021
The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB) and the CUNY Mapping Service have updated the online map showing contribution patterns for all city elections (mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough presidents, City Council) leading up to the 2021 election.
The map displays aggregate contributions from individuals (including candidates, their spouses, & family members) across the city's five boroughs, mapped by ZIP Code, neighborhood area, City Council district, state Assembly district, or local election district.
The updated map for 2021 was featured in Politico.
Interactive tools built into the map make it easy to see geographic fundraising patterns for any candidate for any office, up through and including the latest filing period for the 2021 election cycle.
If you hover over or tap the map, fundraising totals for each area appear automatically, showing the total amount, average dollar amount, and number of contributions. Once you've zoomed in and selected your location of interest, you can create a permalink and share it via Twitter, Facebook, email, etc.
The map page also displays overall total contributions regardless of geography in an info box separate from the map. This box displays statistics on contributions from individuals such as percent from within NYC vs outside NYC & share of contributions at $250 or below vs above $250. The info box also displays statistics on contributions from all sources, displaying the share from individuals vs the combined total from political committees, labor unions, businesses, and any other sources.
An earlier version of the map was developed by the Center for Urban Research focused on the 2013 municipal elections. You can visit the 2013 map here, and also view analytical maps created by CUR that helped inform the Campaign Finance Board's Post-Election Report on the 2013 campaigns. The map was subsequently updated in 2017, and was featured by The New York Times in an article about the importance of geography in political fundraising in NYC. The 2017 version of the map can be viewed here.