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Mission Statement: The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization. We encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government. We work to increase the understanding of major public policy issues and influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Vote411-Candidate Information

The League of Women Voters of New York State is pleased to announce the launch of, an electronic voter guide, for select primary races. You can read the press release here

Voters Guide Part II

You can get information on the statewide candidates and three ballot proposals. Watch the video Vote YES Prop 1: Redistricting Reform Now Click here to see the voter information.

Schenectady Candidate Forum

October 8th, 7-9:30 PM
Black Box Theatre at Schenectady High School

Voter Services has been gearing up for the candidate forums throughout the County. In Schenectady, in particular, invitations have been mailed to sixteen candidates who will represent the city and county in the upcoming November 9th election. More info.

If you missed the forum or just want to see it again, the forum was taped by Open Stage Media and will be broadcast on OSM channel 16/36 the following times:

October 12th,19th and 26th @10pm

October 16th,23rd and 30th @9:30pm

October 17th,24th and 31st @9am

It will also be available on "On Demand" at any time. You just have to search LWV.

Whom Will We Send to Washington?

The public is invited to a LWV Forum featuring Jim Fischer and Paul Tonko, the two candidates for the House of Representatives seat in the 20th Congressional District of NY. It will be held at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park, on October 23rd at 7 PM. More info.

Joint Committee Meeting

Helga Schroeter and I will hold a joint meeting of our Voter Access and Term Limits committees at 4:00 on Thurs., Oct. 30 at 2171 Foxhill Dr. Niskayuna, NY 12309 .

If you are interested in joining us for either of these areas of consensus discussion, do plan to attend; all are welcome. Please contact me at or Helga at to let me know you are coming.

Maxine Borom

Legislative Agenda for 2014

Each year the State LWV develops a list of four or five priority items to follow and lobby for in the NYS Legislature. This year's items

Schenectady Recycles! Seeking New Members

Schenectady Recycles! is a newly formed group with a clear mission and an ambitious, but achievable, goal. The group's goal is to increase recycling in the City of Schenectady from its current 8% to the statewide average of 34%. The group is actively seeking new members to help in this effort. (more info)