Election Information Overview

update 11/04/09

Who's Running For Office - 2009

State & Local Political Parties

Absentee Ballot Information
Who Represents The Voter?

Misc Election Information
Vote - Where? When? REGISTER

New York State Assembly & Senate Links
State Election Districts

Political Organizations & Clubs/ Local Political Clubs

Political Activist Sites
Political Web Links

Visit The Election Homepage
Visit the Town Hall


WHO REPRESENTS THE VOTER?


New York City Campaign Finance Board
Voter Guide (who represents you?)
The CFB has three primary mandates: administering the Campaign Finance Program, publishing the Voter Guide, and overseeing the Debate Program. The Board is strictly nonpartisan, and by law the mayor's and the speaker's two appointees must come from different political parties. Board members serve staggered, five year terms.
www.nyccfb.info/public/voter-guide/about.aspx

League of Woman Voters
awesome, concise information based on your address
www.lwvnyc.org/TRY_find.html

SmallTownBrooklyn's "Your Officials" page
STB Townhall Officials page


MISC. ELECTION INFORMATION

Federal:

About The Electoral College
www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html

League of Women Voters (National)
www.lwv.org/

New York State Board of Elections
www.elections.state.ny.us

New York City

NYC Board of Elections
http://brooklyn.com/eventdetail-1102201007.html

League of Women Voters (NYC)
www.lwvnyc.org

POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS & LOCAL CLUBS


Democratic...

Democratic Party of New York
www.nydems.org

Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century
www.DL21C.org

Lambda Independent Democrats Brooklyn
Phone 718 361 3322
www.lidbrooklyn.org

Village Independent Dems
www.villagedemocrats.com

Young Dems
www.nysyd.org/

Republican...

New York State Republican Party

www.nygop.org

Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization
8024 17th Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11214
contact@laguardiarepublicanclub.org
www.laguardiarepublicanclub.org

Brooklyn Republicans
www.brooklyngop.com/

Brownstone Republican Club
www.brownstonegop.com

NY Young Republicans Club
Two separate organizations boast the same history and mission, and both seem to have a strong and active membership. We didn't know what to do, except list them both and let our readers decide for themselves:
www.nycyr.org
and
www.nyyrc.com 

Other...

Communist Party of New York
http://newyorkcp.blogspot.com/

Conservative Party of New York State
www.cpnys.org

Constitution Party
www.constitutionparty.com

Green Party of New York, Kings County
www.web.gpnys.com/kings.html

Green Party of Park Slope
www.parkslopegreens.net/cms/?p=48

Independence Party of Brooklyn
www.ipny.org/kings

Liberal Party of New York
www.liberalparty.org

Libertarian Party of New York
www.ny.lp.org

Marijuana Reform Party of New York
www.marijuanareform.org

Natural Law Party of New York
www.natural-law.org/states/New_York.html

New York Reform Part
www.americanreform.org/ARP-State-Affiliates/new-york.html

Right to Life of New York
www.nysrighttolife.org

Socialist Party of New York City
www.newyorksocialists.org

Socialist Workers Party
www.themilitant.com

Working Families Party
www.workingfamiliesparty.org


STATE ELECTON DISTRICTS

State Reapportionment

NY State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research & Reapportionment
The U.S. Constitution requires that congressional and state legislative district boundaries be redrawn every ten years, reflecting population shifts detected by the Federal census. This process, referred to as "redistricting", is undertaken by the state Legislature.

In New York State, the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment analyzes the Census Bureau population figures used in the redistricting plan. Maps or current Legislative Districts, Proposed Districts & more... http://latfor.state.ny.us/maps/


STATE ASSEMBLY & SENATE LINKS


General

Find your Representatives
NYS Board of Elections
Congress, NYS Senate, NYS Assembly
http://nymap.elections.state.ny.us/nysboe/

State Senate
Look up a specific Senate Member and check their district map link
www.senate.state.ny.us


State Assembly
Look up a specific Assembly Member and check their district map link
www.assembly.state.ny.us

Assembly Press Releases
Press Releases from the New York State Assembly The Assembly is part of the New York State Legislature. The Assembly has 150 members, who represent 150 districts of New York State. The Assembly passes bills that affect people throughout the state of New York.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/Press

 
VOTE - WHERE? WHEN? REGISTER


New York State Board Of Elections

www.elections.state.ny.us/

Register To Vote...

Kings County Board of Elections
345 Adams St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-330-2250 Fax: 718-522-6227

www.kingcounty.gov/elections.aspx

New York State Absentee Ballots Information
www.vote.nyc.ny.us/absentee.html

Voter registration Form (PDF Format - English)
www.vote.nyc.ny.us/pdf/forms/boe/absenteevoting
/absenglish.pdf

Voter registration from (PDF Format - Spanish)
www.vote.nyc.ny.us/pdf/forms/boe/absenteevoting/
absspanish.pdf

Voter registration from (PDF Format - Chinese)
www.vote.nyc.ny.us/pdf/forms/boe/absenteevoting/
abschinese.pdf

Voter registration from (PDF Format - Korean)
www.vote.nyc.ny.us/pdf/forms/boe/absenteevoting/
abskorean.pdf

Where To Vote...

Polling places are located throughout the city. You can vote ONLY at your designated polling place. If you are not sure of that location you can find you poll site location by: Online Poll Site
Address Locator - all languages
http://gis.nyc.gov/vote/ps/index.htm


POLITICAL ACTIVIST SITES

The White House
www.whitehouse.gov

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

www.fair.org/index.php?page=100

Media Matters for America
www.mediamatters.org

Citizens for Media Literacy
www.main.nc.us/cml/

Common Cause
www.commoncause.org

Alternet
www.alternet.org


Center For Media Justice
www.youthmediacouncil.org

Air America Radio
airamerica.com/

Free Press

www.freepress.net

Center for Digital Democracy

www.democraticmedia.org

Center for Public Integrity
www.publicintegrity.org



POLITICAL WEBLINKS

Who's Running For What - Everywhere:

As simple as it gets
www.politics1.com/ny.htm
Gotham Gazette campaign2005/

The Latest Polls

Polling.Com
Federal, State, Local polling reports by national organizations
www.pollingreport.com/

What's The Mood of The Nation?
Washington Post Polling Links...
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/polls/datadir.htm

Participation

Center for Voting and Democracy

Researches how voting systems affect participation, representation and governance. Generally advocate proportional representation systems for legislative elections, instant runoff voting for executive and judicial elections and public interest redistricting. Believe voting system reform is essential to reinvigorate American politics, to decrease the impact of money in elections and to ensure majority rule, full representation and greater participation.
www.fairvote.org

Political Sites
& Blogs

New York Times:
www.nytimes.com/politics

Understand & Enjoy The Elections
www.politics.com

Send an e-mail DIRECTLY to your Congressperson: www.house.gov/writerep

Send an e-mail DIRECTLY to your Senator

Visit The Election Homepage
Your Officials: Complete Listing: Fed, State, City


Visit The Town Hall


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