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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.
  • A non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Look up political contributions by industry, politician's name, state, zip code, and other options.
  • 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.)
  • Search for your representatives and identify candidates and their positions on the issues.
  • The Federal Election Commission regulates political spending. This site includes a database of campaign spending reports filed by House and Presidential campaigns, Parties, and PACs. Access to State campaign finance laws, legal documents, and historical voting data is also available.
  • A non-partisan organization whose purpose is to promote informed and active citizen participation in government. Find out who your elected officials are and how to contact them.
  • Access information on current NYC voting issues, get election results, order voter education material, and download and print a voter registration form that can be filled out and mailed to the Board of Elections. You can also find out who your city, state, and federal elected officials are by typing in a street address.
  • Information on voter registration (including downloadable forms), polling places, dates of elections, how to become a candidate, and how to volunteer as a poll worker, plus much more.
  • Developed and maintained by the Board of Elections in the City of New York, this site explains how to register to vote, gives upcoming election dates, locates polling places, and provides candidate lists and other information about New York City elections.

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