League of Women Voters of Saratoga County

Voter Information

Primary Elections

  • When are the three primary elections in New York State in 2016?

    • April 19: Presidential Primary
      Polls open noon - 9 p.m.

      Absentee ballots are available from the Saratoga County Board of Elections and must be postmarked by Monday, April 18th and received by Tuesday, April 26th.

    • June 28: Congressional Primary (registration deadline is June 3rd)

    • Sept 13: State and Local Primary (registration deadline is October 14th)

      Please see Voting, Primaries, Absentee Ballots and More in NYS (2/24/2016) for more details.

  • Can I change parties now to vote in the April 19 presidential primary in New York State?

    There has been much confusion about this issue. People who are registered to vote CANNOT change their party affiliation now and vote in the primary of their new affiliation this April. Anyone who is registering FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A COUNTY may vote in the presidential primary; they must register in person by March 25 or in mail postmarked by March 25 and be received by the county Board of Elections by March 30. Anyone who has not registered in their county, moved to new county or moved into NYS from out-of-state, may register in their county and vote in the primary. People with questions can contact their own county board of elections. See the Saratoga County Board of Elections website or call 518-885-2249.

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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.

Previous Candidate Guides

Vote 411Online 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.