Making Democracy Work

Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport

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.

Electing the President

The U.S. presidential election is the biggest event in American politics. It's an exciting and complicated process that begins immediately after the preceding election and doesn't end until the voters have their say.

What happens during this extended campaign is a quest not just for votes, but also for political contributions, favorable media coverage, online advertising exposure, social media + likes & tweets, endorsements, and all the other makings of a winning candidacy for the highest elected office in America. Key events along the way include the primaries and caucuses, the party conventions, and the debates--not to mention all the speeches, polls, and focus groups, plus the barrage of radio and television commercials imploring you to vote this way or that.

It's easy to be overwhelmed. And that's why the League of Women Voters produced this supplement. It is an update of the 2012 Newspaper in Education supplement, based on the LWV publication Choosing the President 2008: A Citizen's Guide to the Electoral Process.

Click here to read the full guide

Student Days at the SC Legislature

LWVSC and the Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature collaborated on the launch of Student Days at the SC Legislature in October, 2015. The December issue of the SC Voter has photos and more information.

LWVSC Ads on Suffolk County Bus

LWV Voter Service Activities in 2015

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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.

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