Who is on the ballot in the next election? How did your elected officials vote and what do they believe in? How to register to vote? ...and more
LWV is a non-partisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We sponsor candidate forums and other local events in an effort to keep all local citizens informed about issues that affect our area in a balanced manner.
Register to Vote
Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name?
Voter Registration Form (English)
Voter Registration Form (Spanish)
Find the facts about voting in your state at Vote411.org
. Before an election, find your polling place.
Voter Guide Part I
Information on voter registration, absentee ballots, deadlines for registration, voting machines and much more.
2016 Voters Guide Part I
Voter Guide Part II
All qualified presidential candidates were invited to provide biographical information and responses to five
specific questions. Candidates qualified if they met the following criteria:
1. The candidate must have made a public announcement of her/his intention to run for her/his Party's
nomination for President;
2. The candidate must meet the Presidential Election Campaign Fund Act's
minimum contribution threshold requirements for qualifying for matching funds, based on the most recent
data publicly available on the FEC website; and,
3. The candidate must qualify for the ballot in enough
states to win a majority of electoral votes
Responses were limited to 400 characters and were truncated thereafter. If a candidate did not respond by the date of publication "Candidate has not responded" is printed.
2016 Voter Guide Part II - Candidate Information
First Vote, A Guide for New Voters
First Vote (English) -- First Vote (Spanish)
Your Right to Vote
Information in Brochures and text version
are available for the following topics:
Individuals with Disabilities
Individuals with Mental Health Disabilities
Individuals with Criminal Convictions and Those Detained in Jail or Prison
Visit the Oneida County Board of Elections
and Herkimer County Board of Elections
websites for the latest official election results.
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.