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 September 13 NYS party primaries should appear after August 23. After all primaries, listings for the November 6 general election will be posted when released by the Suffolk County Board of Elections.


Voters Experiencing Problems Can Call 800-771-7755 or Email Between 6AM and 9PM on Primary Day

Attorney General's Hotline Troubleshoots Range of Election Day Issues NEW YORK + Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced her office's Election Day Hotline, which is available to help troubleshoot and resolve a range of issues encountered by voters at the polls during the statewide primary election on Thursday, September 13th. The Attorney General urges voters experiencing problems or issues at the polls to call the office's hotline at 800-771-7755 or email at any time between 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM on Thursday. The hotline will be staffed by attorneys and staff in the Attorney General's Civil Right's Bureau.

"Voting is a fundamental right -- and all eligible voters should be able to freely exercise that right," said Attorney General Underwood. "Any New Yorkers who encounter barriers to voting or other problems at their poll sites should immediately contact my office."

The Attorney General's office has operated the voter access hotline since November 2012. During previous elections, the office fielded hundreds + and sometimes thousands + of complaints from voters across the state and worked with local election officials and others to address issues. Last year, the Attorney General's office sued and secured a consent decree with the New York City Board of Elections regarding voter registration purges.

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.