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  • Includes information on election dates and candidates, voter registration statistics by borough, and links to related sites such as the League of Women Voters.
  • Includes voter registration and election statistics by county and links to federal and state election laws.
  • Current cumulative Checklist of Official Publications of the State of New York. Also has monthly checklists from 1997-present, as well as annual cumulative editions from mid-1989 through 2003.
  • A non-partisan group, Citizens Union publishes a Voter Directory which lists and describes candidates in local and citywide races. (Citizens Union does indicate "preferred" candidates.)
  • List of Community Boards by borough, and police precincts, sorted by Community Board provided by the Mayor's Community Assistance Unit.
  • Information and services from the US government in Spanish.
  • Report of the Fiscal Committees on the Executive Budget, Fiscal Year April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006.
  • General information for jurors in New York State. Includes the juror handbook, orientation video, laws and rules pertaining to jury duty, and questions and answers about jury duty.
  • The League of Women Voters of the City of New York is a nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote informed and active citizen participation in government. Find out who represents you by entering your street address.
  • 311 provides access to non-emergency City government services. All calls to 311 are answered by a live operator, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and services are provided in over 170 languages. Dial 311 from within the City or (212) NEW YORK outside of the five boroughs. TTY service is also available by dialing (212) 504-4115.

  • List of City Council members serving the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Includes links to each member's home page, contact information, and which NYPL branches are in each member's district.
  • The official site of the New York City government, contains links to all city agencies and departments, the mayor's office and other elected officials, and much more.
  • List of State Assembly members serving the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Includes links to each member's home page, contact information, and which NYPL branches are in each member's district.
  • Contains many links to New York state government information, World Trade Center Emergency information, and Governor David Paterson's homepage.
  • List of State Senate members serving the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Includes links to each member's home page, contact information, and which NYPL branches are in each member's district.
  • Voter registration forms provided online or through the mail. Forms available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean.
  • Listing of current Cabinet members
  • Project Vote Smart (PVS) is a citizen's organization dedicated to serving all Americans with accurate and unbiased information for electoral decision-making. Information about New York State available.
  • Citizens Union Foundation publishes Searchlight on the City Council to help New Yorkers stay better informed about how the decisions made at City Hall affect daily life in the city.
  • List of US Representatives serving the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Includes links to each representative's home page, contact information, and which NYPL branches are in each representative's district.