The St. Lawrence County League of Women Voters has created a voting guide for the races in St. Lawrence County for NYS Assembly and Senate, the NY-21 Congressional race and the US Senate race at http://slc-leaguewv.org.
These voter guides are published by the League to help citizens cast an informed vote. The league does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in various polling places for each town in St. Lawrence County.
Registered voters will receive a postcard with detailed information on individual polling stations from the elections board.
The county is split into four Assembly districts – the 115, 116, 117 and 118. Candidates for the 115th seat, Karen Bisso-C, Tim Carpenter-D and Janet Duprey-R, 116th candidate Addie Russell-D, and 118th candidate Joseph Chilelli-D, all responded to the League’s questions. Republicans Kenneth Blankenbush, 117, and Marc Butler of the 118th did not answer any League questions on a series of issues of interest to voters.
In the three state Senate races in the county – 45, 47 and 48 – GOP members Betty Little, 45, and Joe Griffo, 47, did not respond; but both candidates in the 48th Senate district, Pattie Ritchie-R and Amy Tressider-D, did respond to the League’s questions.
All five party candidates in the race for US Senate responded to the League. All three candidates in the NY-21 Congressional District responded, as well. Anyone looking for more information about voting can go to the www.Vote411.org website for detailed information on the election.
The SLC League will also distribute copies of the 2012 Voters Guide Part II: Candidate Information to the public libraries in the county as part of its Voter Services outreach. Pick up a copy at your local library or view that Guide online at: http://lwvny.org/advocacy/elections/2012/VG_PartII_2012.pdf.
It contains responses from the US Senate candidates and the Presidential candidates, as well as general information about voting.
The St. Lawrence County League is a nonpartisan political organization open to women and men that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
In addition to the Voter Guides, the League and its civic partners, AAUW-St. Lawrence County, the Center for Excellence in Communication at Clarkson University, and the Media and Communications students under the direction of Dan Dullea, also produce Conversations With Candidates. These 30-minute interviews with state and federal candidates for office are broadcast on a rotating basis between recording and Election Day, Nov. 6, on WKCN and are available on YouTube.
Contact League chair Kathleen Stein at 386-3812 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.