League of Women Voters of Saratoga County

Voter Information

2013 Voter Guide


Who are the candidates? Where do they stand on the issues? Our online voter guide includes candidate bios and Q&A:

Six ballot proposals on Nov. 5 ballot

Ballot ProposalsGuide to the Ballot Proposals

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.

DisclosureNew York World - Look up your Legislator's Outside Income

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)

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, “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

Other sources of non-partisan information

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.

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.