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Published by LWVUS on June 17, 2014
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2015 Election Information

General Election – Tuesday, November 3 
  • Register in person by Fri., Oct. 9, 2015 
  • Register by mail: Postmarked by Fri, Oct. 9, 2015; received by Wed., Oct. 14
  • Apply for absentee ballot in person by Mon., Nov. 2, 2015 
  • Apply for absentee ballot by mail: postmarked by Tues., Oct. 27 
  • Deliver ballot in person by Tues., Nov. 3, 2015
  • Deliver ballot by mail: postmarked by Mon., Nov.2, 2015; received by Tues.Nov. 10, 2015.

Voter Registration Basics

2015 Voter Guide Part I
Information on voter registration, absentee ballots, deadlines for registration, voting machines and more.
Absentee Ballot Application NYS Voter's Bill of Rights
Federal Voting Assistance Program Polling Place Lookup
First Vote, A Guide for New Voters in NYS
Text Version
First Vote, A Guide for New Voters in NYS
English    Spanish
Military/Federal Voting Information Voter Registration Form – English
NYS Board of Elections Voter Registration Form – Spanish

Your Right to Vote in New York State

College Students
Text Version   Brochure
Individuals with Disabilities
Text Version   Brochure
Homeless Individuals
Text Version   Brochure
Individuals with Mental Health Disabilities
Text Version   Brochure
Individuals with Criminal Convictions and Those Detained in Jail or Prison
Text Version  Brochure

Vote 411: Electronic Voter Guide

The electronic voter guide, Vote 411, has gone live in some communities. Check back daily as local Leagues are adding information on more candidates and races. Not all have gone live yet–so keep checking.

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  • Use the QR Code (left) to reach Vote 411 on smartphones and tablets.
  • Go to www.vote411.org to enter your address and see the ballot for just your address (more still coming, too) and the 3 ballot proposals.


Register to be an Organ Donor (6/22/2015)

NYAD logo In 2009, New York became the first state to include an organ and tissue donor enrollment section on voter registration forms.  Since inception, over 160,000 individuals have joined the New York State Donate Life Organ and Tissue Donor Registry via voter registration forms.  LWVNYS has joined with NY Alliance for Donation to help increase organ donor registrations through the voter registration forms. Click here for more information, and click here for the YouTube video.

news & upcoming events

Voter Services Conference Call

Annual League Day at the United Nations

UN FlagThursday, Dec. 3
10:00-12 noon
Briefings on two topics: Global Healthcare Issues and Educating the Youth of the World
12 noon Lunch in the Delegates' Dining Room
1:30-3:00 Tours of the United Nations

Register online at: https://secure.lglforms.com
Or complete mail or fax registration form to State Office, 62 Grand St, Albany, NY 12207

Raise the Age Concurrence Materials (responses due Jan. 1, 2016)

2015 State Convention
June 6-7, 2015
Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, Albany
More information coming! Save the date!

Budgets and the Balance of Power: The Lasting Impact of Silver v. Pataki and How It Shapes the Future of Government in New York State(6/16/2015)
A Forum co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Institute and Albany Law School.

Recently, there was a showdown in Albany over what constitutes an appropriate use of executive authority in the budgeting process. This is not new but is, rather, reminiscent of similar budget challenges that have occurred between legislatures and the governor dating back decades. At this forum, some of New York State's top legal and government scholars and leading actors in showdowns in recent years provided an account of what led to and occurred as a result of this landmark case and why, as well as discussed potential ways that budget gridlock can be avoided.

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