2013 Voter Guide
- Online Voter Guide: Click the "Enter My Address" button to create a customized list of the candidates who will be on your ballot.
- List of Races: Find race information by town or city
- Ballot Propositions: 6 ballot proposals, including casino gambling.
- Print Guide: Print version of online guide
- Judicial Voter Guide from the NYS Office of the Courts.
- Candidate Videos from Forums
Six ballot proposals on Nov. 5 ballot
Six ballot proposals will be on the November 2013 ballot across the entire state. The proposals are amendments to the New York State Constitution. Read about the amendments and decide whether you wish to vote for or against each one.Click the links below to see the wording of the propositions and background information on each ballot proposal.
- Proposal 1: Authorizing Casino Gaming
- Proposal 2: Additional Civil Service Credit for Veterans with Disabilities Certified Post-Appointment
- Proposal 4: Settling Disputed Title in the Forest Preserve
According to the New York World: New York state lawmakers' official salary is $79,500, for a part-time job. But including all other sources of income, New York's lawmakers together with their spouses earned, on average, between $178,140 and $237,941 in 2012, according to an analysis by the New York Public Interest Research Group and Common Cause–New York. The lawmakers themselves earned, on average, more than $63,000 from sources outside the legislature last year.
The median New York household income is $56,951.
To analyze the data packed in the handwritten disclosure forms, The New York World, NYPIRG and Common Cause–New York created a database showing the income, assets and debts of each member and his or her spouse, including the sources of each. Every member indicated a range of dollar values for each source of income or assets disclosed. Find your legislator's outside income by selecting his/her name from a pull-down list.
Find my Legislative Districts (after 2012 redistricting)
- Voter Lookup: Verify your voter registration, check your districts, and find your polling place.
- District List for residents of Saratoga County (by town/city)
- New 2012 District Maps for Congress, NY State Senate and NYS Assembly races
- Chart of Saratoga County Legislative Districts by city/town and election district
- Register to vote
- Absentee Ballot Application
- Polling Place Lookup
- First Vote (English): A Guide for New Voters in NYS
- First Vote (Spanish): A Guide for New Voters in NYS
- Military/Federal Voting Info
- Voter Registration Form – English
- Voter Registration Form – Spanish
- New York State Board of Elections
- Saratoga County Board of Elections
- How New Voting Machines work
Voting pamphlets for specific populations
In addition to the basic Voter's Guide above, the League of Women Voters of New York State publishes a series of five informational pamphlets, “Your Right to Vote in New York State” Series, addressing voting issues relevant to particular populations, including college students, homeless individuals, individuals convicted of crimes or detained in jail or prison, individuals with physical disabilities and individuals with mental health disabilities.
Previous Candidate Guides
- Online Voter Guide: Visit the League's Vote411.org to get a personalized list of races on your ballot with candidate biographies and answers to questions.
- 2013 Nov. Election for Saratoga County
- 2013 School Board Elections (info received as of May 7, 2013. School districts in Saratoga County. Voting hours and registration requirements.
- 2012 Nov. Election for Saratoga County
Includes U.S. Senate, Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly and local races
- 2012 Nov. Election for Capital District
- 2012 Debate Recordings and News Coverage
- 2012 State Primary Voter Guide: Printable (PDF) covering all primary races on September 13th for the State Senate and State Assembly.
- 2012 Congressional Primary Voter Guide: Printable (PDF) covering all Congressional primary races on June 26th affecting Saratoga County.
- 2011 Voter Guide
Other sources of non-partisan information
- League of Women Voters: National
- League of Women Voters of New York State
- http://www.VOTE411.org - The League’s nonpartisan resource for election and voting information.
- Project VoteSmart Nonpartisan citizens’ organization provides candidate's voting records, campaign finances, performance evaluations by more than 200 liberal and conservative special interest organizations, biographical backgrounds, issue positions and public comments. View the website or contact student researchers on their hotline (1-888-VOTE SMART).
- Factcheck.org - Nonpartisan site checks the accuracy of political ads and allegations.
- Federal Election Commission Official site of the government agency that regulates campaign finance.
- Center for Responsive Politics Nonpartisan site on money in U.S. elections.
- PolitiFact - Tampa Bay Times project that examines and rates the truth of statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups.
- Polling Reports - Trends in American public opinion
Contact Elected Officials
Find elected officials, including the president, members of Congress, the governor, and state legislators through the League of Women Voters directory. Use the Legislative Action Center to contact your elected officials, or sgn up for action alerts on the issues that are important to you.