About Us

BETTER BALLOTS, launched by the Voter Enfranchisement Project in partnership with the Drop the Rock Coalition, the New York Campaign for Telephone Justice, and the Prison Policy Initiative, puts critical issues on candidates' agendas and provides concrete information to New York voters in order to increase civic participation, especially in communities that are disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system.

This website generates individualized versions of the Guide enabling voters and community advocates to tailor the Guide to include only the races that are relevant to their region. By providing voters and activists with candidate photos, statements, and an easily searchable Guide, BETTER BALLOTS plans to increase turnout among infrequent voters and new registrants across New York State.