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Who and What is on the Ballot
Click the links below to find the names of candidates who are running for office as well as listings, descriptions and explanations of any ballot measures..
The sites on this page provide candidates' biographies, a description of the ideas and opinions that inform their policy decisions, what issues they support and legislation they have sponsored.
In addition, several of the sites below also list a candidate's corporate, organizational and individual financial support/donations as well as notable endorsements.
**These are all factors in helping to make an informed decision when you cast your vote.**
State and Local Representatives and Election Information
Ballotpedia - New York Ballot - Candidates and Ballot Measures
Lists all offices and candidates (Federal, State and local) as well as any ballot measures.
GovTrack - New York State
See who represents you in Congress; search for your representatives by inputting your address or click on the map of Congressional districts. Information on individuals includes their ideology, voting record, bill sponsorships and ratings by advocacy groups.
National Institute on Money in Politics - Follow the Money - New York
Select a candidate, ballot measure or party to find a list of individuals, corporations, industries and lobbyists and the dollar amount they spent on that candidate, party or ballot measure.
New York City Council Members
List of NYC council members, their bios, committee memberships and a district map.
New York State Political Parties at a Glance
Here is a list of all the political parties in New York State. Each party describes their party's goals, platforms, ideology and mission.
Who Represents Me
Get a list of your city, state and federal representatives by inputting your address.
WHO: Who and what is on the Ballot?
The digital Encyclopedia of American Politics and Elections, allows you to see your ballot when you input your address. Candidate information includes a full biography, electoral history, ideological description, as well as endorsements from notable politicians, public figures, and organizations.
Board of Elections - See Your Ballot
Input your address and see your ballot (and also location of in-person early and election day Poll site)
Federal Election Commission - Financial Donations to Candidates
Select a candidate to see detailed reports about their funding and donors including organizational, corporate, PAC and individual contributors.
Endorsements on VoteSmart
Enter a candidate's name and then click the "ratings" folder for a list of organizations that have endorsed that candidate
Click on the "Find What's on Your Ballot" box, type in your address to "learn where candidates running for office in your community stand on the issues. You can print or email the information to use as a reference when you actually vote. Only candidates that appear on your ballot will be listed."
Fill in the search box with a candidate's name to see where that candidate stands on specific issues, how the candidate voted on legislation as well as a list of contributors with the amount, by company name,industry and economic sector.
You can also type in your address to see all the candidates on your ballot and read about their policy positions. This is one of the oldest and most comprehensive website of its kind. Highly recommended.
IMPORTANT: See the screenshot below of the Vote Smart's homepage to find the search box (which can be easily overlooked).