League of Women Voters of Saratoga County

Voter Information

Candidate Events for Fall Elections

voteSaratoga Springs Candidate Forum for Public Safety, Public Works and Accounts

Tuesday October 13 at 7 pm

  • Candidates For Public Safety:
    C. Mathiesen(D,I,WF,) and Richard Wirth (R,C)
  • For Public Works: William McTygue(D,WF) and Skip Scirocco(R,C,I)
  • For Accounts: John Franck (D,WF,I)

Saratoga Springs High School Teacher's Auditorium
1 Blue Streak Blvd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

voteMalta Candidate Forum

Thursday October 15 at 7 pm

  • Candidates for Town Clerk: Patricia Ruggles(R,C,I) and Maria Conte-Green(D)
  • For Supervisor: Vincent Delucia(R,C,I), Cynthia Young(D,WF)
  • For Town Council: Tim Dunn(R,I), Tara Thomas(WF,I), (Craig Warner(R)
  • Unopposed candidates may make a statement:
    • For Supt of Highways: Roger Crandall (R,C,I)
    • For Tax Collector: Sharon Shiera (R,C,I)

Co-sponsor: Malta Business and Professional Association
Media Co- sponsor, the Ballston Journal.  Live streaming.

Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Drive, Malta

voteSaratoga Springs Candidate Forum for Mayor, Finance and Supervisor

Tuesday October 27 at 7 pm

  • Candidates for Mayor: Joanne Yepsen(D,WF) and John Safford(R,C,I)
  • For Finance: Ken Ivins(R), and Michele Madigan(D,WF,I)
  • For Supervisor (2 Supervisors): Peter Martin(D,I) and Matthew Veitch(R,C,I)

Saratoga Springs High School Teacher's Auditorium, 1 Blue Streak Blvd, Saratoga Springs, NY

Voting in Next Year's Presidential Primary

Please note that anyone who wants to change his/her party affiliation and vote in next year's presidential primary must submit the revised voter registration form or change their affiliation on My DMV website by Oct. 9, 2015. Changes in party affiliation must be registered prior to the general election preceding the primary in which the person wants to vote (before November 2015 to vote in primaries in 2016). You can also register to be an organ donor when you register to vote.

Vote 411Voter Guide to Primary Elections

arrowAmerica Goes to the Polls: Report on Voter Participation Rates in 2014 General Election

A recent study was released by Nonprofit Vote, a nonpartisan resource that helps nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services, summarized voter participation rates for the 2014 general election. New York State ranked 49th out of the 50 states plus DC with only 29% of eligible voters actually voting. The report found that states with competitive elections or election day registration had much higher rates of participation than other states. Seven of the top 10 states allowed same day (election day) registration. See the full report.

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Voting Basics

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 for specific populations:

Other sources of non-partisan information

  • League of Women Voters: National
  • League of Women Voters of New York State
  • 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 sign up for action alerts on the issues that are important to you.

Election Results

Visit the Saratoga County Board of Elections for the official election results for local elections, and the New York State Board of Elections for federal and state elections.

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