Making Democracy Work

Elections......Your Elected Representatives

Extension for absentee ballot request

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name? To Register to Vote, You Must:
1. Be a citizen of the United States.
2. Be 18 years of age by the day of the election in which you want to vote.
3. Be a resident of the county for at least 30 days before the election.
4. Not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction.
5. Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

How Do I Register?

You can obtain a mail registration form by calling 1-800-FOR-VOTE or your County Board of Elections. Forms are also available at most government offices, post offices and libraries. Complete the form and mail it to your County Board of Elections. You may also register in person at your County Board of Elections. You need to re-register to vote if:

you move out of the county
change your name
change your party enrollment
If you move within your county, call your County Board of Elections for specific instructions. Clinton County- 518-565-4740 Essex County- 518-873-3474

Other Voter Service

Prior to election, The League of Women Voters of the North Country works with the Clinton and Essex Counties' Boards of Elections and publishes through the League of Women Voters proprietary website, Vote411.org, candidates for town, county, state and federal elected offices. For highly contested races we ask candidates to submit bio and platform issue information directly onto the website. We would like to thank all candidates who choose to participate in this voter service which contributes to our vibrant democratic form of government.

The League of Women Voters of the North Country upon request also sponsors Meet the Candidate Forums/Debates through out Clinton and Essex Counties for local candidates and regularly co-sponsors high profile debates with Mountain Lake Public Broadcasting and Plattsburgh State University.

All scheduled forums and debates will be posted on our calendar page.

Contact your elected officials

Writing Your NYS Elected Representatives

Governmental & Political

Information on Writing to Your Elected Representatives

Elected officials need to know what their constituents want them to do. If you wonder whether it is worthwhile to communicate your views, remember others who disagree with you are doing so constantly. Letters, except form letters, are remarkably effective. Identify yourself and the bill (by number or title if possible), problem or issue. Write early in the session if you have ideas you want incorporated in legislation. The correct address, salutation and closing for letters are as follows:

PRESIDENT The President The White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr./Madam President: Respectfully yours,

U.S. SENATE Honorable "John Doe"Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Doe: Sincerely yours,

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE Honorable "John Doe" House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Congressman/woman Doe Sincerely yours,

GOVERNOR Honorable "John Doe " Governor of New York Executive Chamber Albany, NY 12224 Dear Governor Doe: Sincerely yours,

STATE SENATOR Honorable "John Doe" NY State Senate Albany, NY 12247 Dear Senator Doe: Sincerely yours,

STATE ASSEMBLYMAN Honorable "John Doe" NY State Assembly Albany, NY 12248 Dear Assemblyman/woman Doe: Sincerely yours,

Sen. Charles Schumer

322 Hart Office BIdg. Washington, D.C. 20510 Tel: 202-224-6542 Fax: 202-228-3027 E-mail: senator@schumer.senate.gov Web: http://www.senate.gov/~schumer

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

North Country Office PO Box 273 Lowville, NY 13367 Tel. (315) 376-6118 Fax (315) 376-6118 Syracuse

Washington, DC Office 478 Russell Washington, DC 20510 Tel. (202) 224-4451 Fax (202) 228-0282 http://gillibrand.senate.gov

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Rep Elise Stefanik

http://stefanik.house.gov/

121st Congressional District, New York

Washington, DC Office 512 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-4611 Fax: (202) 226-0621

Watertown, NY Office 88 Public Square, Suite A Watertown, NY 13601 Phone: (315) 782-3150 Fax: (315) 782-1291

Plattsburgh, NY Office 23 Durkee Street, Suite C Plattsburgh, NY 12901 Phone: (518) 561-2324 Fax: (518) 561-2408

Glens Falls, NY Office 136 Glen St Glens Falls, NY 12801 Phone: (518) 743-0964 Fax: (518) 743-1391

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State Senator Elizabeth Little

In Albany:

45th Senatorial District Room 506 Legislative Office Building Albany, N.Y. 12247 Tel: 518-455-2811 Fax: 518-426-6873 E-mail: little@senate.state.ny.us Web: http://www.senate.state.ny.us

In Plattsburgh: Clinton County Government Center 137 Margaret St., Suite 100 Plattsburgh, N.Y, 12901 Tel: 518-561-2430 Fax: 518-561-8159

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Assemblyman Billy Jones

115th District

DISTRICT OFFICE

202 U.S. Oval Plattsburgh, NY 12903 Tel: 518-562-1986

ALBANY OFFICE

115th District, Legislative Office Building Room 534 Albany, NY 12248 Tel: 518-455-5943 EMAIL ADDRESS: jonesb@assembly.state.ny.us Website: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem

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Assemblyman Daniel Stec

114th District

In Albany:

114th Assembly District, Legislative Office Building Room 940 Albany, N.Y. 12248 Tel: 518-455-5565 Fax: 518-455-5710 E-mail: StecD@assembly.state.ny.us Web: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/

In Glens Falls:

Dolan Building 140 Glen St Glens Falls, N.Y. 12801 Tel: 518-792-4546 Fax: 518-792-5584

In Elizabethtown;

7559 Court St., Room 203 P.O. Box 217 Elizabethtown, N.Y. 12932 Tel: 518-873-3803 Fax: 518-673-3804

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