New York State Political Parties at a Glance

New York State Political Parties at a Glance

Albany the capital of New York State
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Parties are listed in the order in which they appear on the voter registration form and ballot. Information was provided by each political party.

Democratic ( Established in 1792, the NYS Democratic Party is proud to be part of the oldest political party in the US. Its core values align with liberal ideology: ensuring economic opportunities for all, affordable education, criminal justice reform, quality and accessible healthcare, environmental leadership, and guaranteeing LGBTQ and Women’s Rights. NYS is the birthplace of the women’s rights movement and we continue to lead the fight today. Tel: (631) 439-0400

Republican ( We are the party of taxpayers and individual liberty. We believe in American exceptionalism, the promise of the American dream and in the Constitution as our enduring covenant. We believe that all are created equal, endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We believe in limited, effective, efficient government that respects taxpayers. (631) 320-1900

Conservative ( The NYS Conservative Party, founded in 1962 is dedicated to individual freedom, personal responsibility, the protection of traditional American values of capitalism and the rights that we are all guaranteed under our constitution. To that end, we support lower taxes, smaller government, pro-growth economic policies focused on job creation, a strong national defense and support for law enforcement. Tel: (631) 342-8070

Working Families ( We elect leaders who put workers over bosses and people over the powerful. We want to build a New York for the many, not the few. One where everyone can thrive, no matter what you look like, where you were born, who you love, or how much money is in your pocket. Where we can all be free.

Green ( The Green Party of New York stands on four pillars - ecology, peace, social justice and participatory democracy. The 10 key values place people and planet above profit. The Green Party is both financially and politically independent. The party runs only its own candidates for office and no candidate is allowed to accept corporate donations. For more information visit our website. Tel: (631) 456-0637

Libertarian ( The fast-growing national party. In NY State, it is dedicated to solutions with limited or no government involvement. Focusing on constitutional principles and a deep respect for the Bill of Rights, the LP is a champion of civil rights, free markets, and self-determination. A principled alternative to the existing two-party system.

Independence ( The Independence Party believes America needs to establish a “third major party.” This new entity would take no stance on polarizing social issues and, unlike the two major parties, would allow candidates to speak directly to the electorate without changing their personal beliefs in return for an endorsement. It would answer the question: what about the rest of us?

SAM - Serve America Movement ( The SAM Party of NY is dedicated to electing responsible government leaders who will advance our state and create an inclusive, thriving economy for all New Yorkers. SAM Party candidates will move beyond divisive partisanship to create a high-performing, innovative government that gets results for residents. We advocate for good government policy, competitive elections, and putting people before politics. Tel:  (303) 536-1169           

Thank you to LWVNYS for providing this “At a Glance” and to LWV Albany County member Christine Primomo for taking the initiative to get it done.

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