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2017 elections

Vote 411

Go to www.vote411.org and enter your address to find the races and candidates on your ballot in November.


  • Oct. 31  last day to postmark application for absentee ballot
  • Nov 6  last day to apply in person for absentee ballot
  • Nov. 6  last day to postmark ballot for general election
  • Nov 7  last day to deliver absentee ballot in person to BOE

2017 VOTER GUIDE PART I (5/10/2017)

2017 VOTER GUIDE PART II (8/22/2017)
(Ballot Proposals)

Constitutional Convention Education

On November 7, 2017, voters will go into voting booths throughout New York State and, as they are every 20 years, will be faced with the Constitutionally mandated question, ”Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?” (1/13/2017)

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebrations

Get ready to celebrate four important 100 year anniversaries (7/20/2017).
LWVNYS Votes for Women Poster

• Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial
November 4, 5:00-8:00 pm Opening Reception
NYS Museum – buy tickets here or call state office at 518-465-4162.
Benefactor level support available here

• Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial Special Exhibit
Nov. 4, 2017 – May 2018
Special Exhibit at NYS Museum celebrating women’s suffrage history.

league communication

  • NEW! Charter School Positon Update Materials (9/28/2017)
  • NEW! Death with Dignity Concurrence Materials (9/28/2017)
  • League Day at the United Nations
    A Briefing on Forced Labor and Human Trafficking
    Nov. 16, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
    (lunch and tours available, too, starting at 11:30 am)

    The Annual League Day at the United Nations (NYC) will be held on Thursday, November 16. We will again offer a delicious lunch in the Delegates' Dining Room, tours of the facility (General Assembly room, Security Council room, etc) and then a briefing. This year we will have a panel of UN experts discuss the issue of Forced Labor and Human Trafficking. The panel will also discuss what individuals can do to help reduce this problem. 

The State League will also be offering a group bus option from Albany to NYC with a stop in Poughkeepsie. 

Click here to register online  or click here to download, print and mail the registration form with payment to the state office. 

lwvnys Voices: Political Advocacy Tool app


  • The League of Women Voters of New York State Voices: Political Advocacy Tool APP is designed to make political advocacy easy and to familiarize League of Women Voters members with local, state, and federal political representatives.
  • The APP provides a series of monthly alerts aimed at introducing and sustaining support for different political causes along with League of Women Voters positions on current issues. Alerts vary in content, ranging from reminders about voting registration to information about current policy initiatives. By making elected officials easy to reach, the APP’s goal is to ensure that all voices are heard during the policy-making process.
  • After downloading the APP from www.tryvoices.com or by using the links above, entering in the necessary iTunes, Android and Google Play information, and quickly inputting the desired address or location by voice and/or type, the APP displays current representatives with political affiliation, alongside their phone, email, and Twitter information.
  • Additionally, the APP includes several response templates, including phone, email, Twitter and letter examples, provided to help citizens advocate to their representatives easily and making democracy work for all.