The first essential step in being an informed voter is to identify who your representatives are. The New York State Board of Elections website provides helpful tools that let you locate elected officials, download voter registration forms, review the political calendar, and find other important information.
In the coming months we plan to connect with other organizations that track legislation, campaign contributions, lobbying activity, financial reporting, and other information. Links to all these organizations and brief descriptions of how best to use the resources will be provided
These organizations include but aren't limited to:
Open Secrets http://www.opensecrets.org/ a project of The Center for Responsive Politics;
The National Institute on Money in State Politics, http://www.followthemoney.org/our-data/state-overviews/
The Sunlight Foundation, http://sunlightfoundation.com/
The Project on Government Overssight (POGO) http://www.pogo.org/
The League of Women Voters http://lwv.org/