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Butterman Mosher
Facebook: Dan Buttermann for Assembly, Corey Mosher for State Assembly

Two Democrats vying for a shot at New York’s 121st District Assembly seat squared off in a recent debate on Zoom before Tuesday’s primary.

League of Women's Voters representatives questioned candidates for Albany County DA.

The Democratic candidates for Albany County District Attorney debated virtually Thursday night.

WAMC's Ian Pickus with Barbara Bartoletti
Sarah LaDuke/WAMC

For more than four decades, Barbara Bartoletti was a key player in New York state politics and elections, urging good-government, voter education and voter turnout, among many other causes. The former legislative director for the League of Women Voters Of New York State, Bartoletti says passage of the Clean Indoor Air Act in 1995 is probably her proudest moment. Now retired, she will be honored March 10. First, she spoke with WAMC. 

League Of Women Voters Puts Out Early Voting Survey

Oct 28, 2019
Courtesy of the League of Women Voters of New York State

The League of Women Voters of New York has released an online survey to track voters’ experiences with early voting across the state. Early voting began Saturday.

Common Councilor Steve Napier, first-term Mayor Shawn Morse, former City Treasurer Pete Frangie and retired New York State Police Major Commander William Keeler
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The four Democrats running for mayor of Cohoes debated for the second time Monday, three weeks before their pivotal primary.

Vote Here sign
WAMC photo by Patrick Garrett

Residents in many villages across New York head to the polls today to elect mayors, trustees and other local officials.

Could Pennsylvania become a model for nationwide gerrymandering reform?  A movie coming to Albany tomorrow examines the issue.

Republican Joe Vitollo and Democrat Paul Tonko
Lucas Willard / WAMC

There is a rematch in the race for New York’s 20th House district seat. Paul Tonko, a longtime Democratic incumbent, is again facing a challenge from Republican Joe Vitollo. The two candidates for the Capital Region seat discussed the issues at a debate last night in Clifton Park.

8/22/18 Panel

Aug 22, 2018


The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, Retired League of Women Voters Legislative Director in NY, Barbara Bartoletti, and Corporate Attorney Rich Honen.

National Voter Registration Day is on Tuesday, September 26th this year. Organizations all over the state will be participating in the event day by holding voter registration drives. 

The League of Women Voters operates a non-partisan electronic ballot website www.vote411.org. The ballot site provides non-partisan election information about all the candidates New Yorkers will be voting on in November.

We welcome Jennifer Wilson - Program and Policy Director for The League of Women Voters of New York State and Kathy Koebrich from the Saratoga League and Patricia Sibilia of the Albany League. 

A "vote here" sign in English and Spanish on sidewalk

  With a highly competitive and crowded field of candidates for City Council and School Committee, the League of Women Voters in Springfield, Massachusetts has launched an interactive online voters’ guide.

With the New York State Legislative session scheduled to wrap up at the end of this month, a familiar face — and voice — will bid farewell to Albany.  WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Barbara Bartoletti, a longtime advocate for reform at the capitol, who will be retiring from her job as the League of Women Voters' legislative director. 

New York State Capitol
Karen DeWitt

New York state lawmakers and lobby groups say Governor Andrew Cuomo was in error when he said that there was no political will to enact reforms in 2017.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

An ethics bill New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says will increase accountability and transparency was signed into law Wednesday. But good-government groups say the measure is just a band-aid on chronic corruption in Albany.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and WAMC's Alan Chartock speaking in Feb. 2016 at The Linda in Albany.
Joe Donahue

The federal prosecutor behind the convictions of several of New York's most powerful lawmakers made several stops in Albany Monday. Preet Bharara spent an hour at WAMC’s performing arts studio. 

Odd Dan Out

Aug 27, 2015
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

On Wednesday night the Democratic candidates for Albany County Executive locked horns at a 'candidate forum' - but  Dan McCoy and Dan Egan have another Dan to consider...


Supporters of a November ballot amendment on redistricting say the amendment will help prevent rampant partisan gerrymandering when the next district lines are drawn in the New York Senate and  Assembly. The groups Citizens Union and League of Women Voters are making voters aware of the amendment and giving them reasons why voters should approve the measure.

Amid Charges Comes Concern About Voter Confidence

Jul 31, 2013
Dutchess County Board of Elections

With the indictment of the Dutchess County Democratic elections commissioner and a former Republican elections commissioner on misconduct and other alleged violations of election law, the job of ensuring voting integrity begins.


The Schenectady County League of Women Voters is holding a series of forums looking at the importance of agriculture and the future of the family farm.