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voter services information

The League of Women Voters has long been recognized as the premiere source for nonpartisan election information.  Every year, the Voter Resource Network provides millions of New Yorkers with accurate, timely election information in print, radio, TV and on the Web.  Need some assistance during election time?  Whether you're a first-time voter or just looking for some friendly reminders, the League has the information you need.
REGISTER TO BE AN ORGAN DONER (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.

voting & Election Information

Voting, Primaries, Absentee Ballots and More in NYS (2/24/2016)

2017 Political Calendar (3/9/2016)

Vote 411: Electronic Voter Guide
The electronic voter guide, Vote 411, has gone live for the Presidential Primary. Check back later for more information on future primaries and races. (3/9/2016)

QR Code
  • 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.

 

Election Protection Hotline
The Election Protection hotlines, 866-OUR-VOTE (led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law), 888-VE-Y-VOTA (led by NALEO Educational Fund) and 888-API-VOTE (led by APIAVote & Asian Americans Advancing Justice—AAJC) are nationwide, non-partisan toll-free voter assistance helplines available to anyone to promote. Voters can call the hotlines to receive answers to their questions and report problems to be addressed by trained Election Protection volunteers. Click here for more information. (10/13/2016)
Voter Registration Basics
2017 Voter Guide Part I
Info on how to register, obtain absentee ballot and dates and deadlines for primaries and general election.
2016 Voter Guide Part II
Information on general election, candidates for US Presidential race and US Senate race.
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

NYAD logoRegister to be an Organ Donor(6/22/2015)
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.
Voting Information
NYS Board of Elections
  • Link to NYS Board of Election site with instructions for using each of the new voting machines; click on the machine type and a listing of the counties using that type will be provided on the right side. (9/12/2011)
  • Running For Elective Office in NYS (3/25/2013)
    Specific information and instructions for anyone considering to run for elective office in NYS.
Voter Services

Election Information

  • Judicial Voting Guide (10/21/2015)

Judicials Candidate Guide and Poster NYS Judicial Candidate Voter Guide
The non-partisan Judicial Candidate Voter Guide is designed to help you make a more informed decision on Election Day. It includes descriptions of elective judicial offices throughout the state. The Guide also provides a list of judicial candidates on the ballot in each county based on information provided by the state and county boards of election.

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