Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Click here to find out whos on your ballot now

Information on the candidates on your ballot for the November 6 general election will be posted when released by the Suffolk County Board of Elections.


Tuesday October 23 Smithtown debate is cancelled
Please see other LWV congressional debates:

Monday, October 29, 7-9 p.m.
Hampton Bays H.S. Auditorium
Cong. Lee Zeldin (R) v. Perry Gershon (D)
See both debates later on Southampton Town's SEA-TV, Ch. 22.
For further information, contact the LWV at 631-324-4637 or visit

Monday, October 30, 7:00 pm Sachem Library
Candidates forum with Perry Gershon and Congressman Lee Zeldin,

U.S. CONGRESS, 2nd and 3rd C.D.s
There are no upcoming LWV debates in Suffolk County covering these two Congressional Districts.

Please visit local League websites/pages for information on other debates for the general election.

News12 is recording a 1st CD debate at their studios on October 24 and is scheduled to air it on October 29 at 8pm.
Check optimum listings in case of any changes.

FIOS1 may also record and air a 1st CD debate. Once announced details will be posted.

Voter Service in 2017

Volunteers from the five local Leagues in Suffolk County provide many hundreds of hours of voter service to our fellow citizens: organizing and moderating candidate forums, conducting voter registration efforts at dozens of community events and providing voter education and information services all year long.

We celebrated our voter service work at a luncheon in Riverhead on November 15, 2017 with Newsday's Rick Brand as our guest speaker. A compilation of all our work in 2017 can be found here

Be a Voter

I am going to vote and I know my vote will count is the single best resource to help voters get ready on and before November 8.

Millions of voters will head to the polls to stand up for what matters most in their communities and their lives. The League hopes all eligible voters will exercise their right to vote and weigh in on the elections in their community.

These elections are about our jobs, our health, our communities, our security and our future. Take control and commit to vote in these elections.

Voting brings us together as Americans + it is the one time when we are all equal.
Voting is your opportunity to support your community and have a say in America's future.
Every vote counts and our votes make a difference.

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Find Your Elected Officials

Click here to link to the League of Women Voters of New York State's Legislative Action Center. A central part of the mission of the League of Women Voters is to encourage active and informed participation in government. To that end, the League has created an easy-to-use resource that enables users to find a wealth of information about our state and federal governments.

Not sure who represents you? Click here to enter your Zip code plus four to find your U.S. Senators and Representative, as well as your New York State Senator and Assembly member.

To find your Suffolk County Legislator, and view the redrawn SC Legislative District map effective in 2013, click here.