United States of America



Formed in 1787
Population: 308, 745, 538
Registered Voters: 221, 925, 820
2012 Turnout: 130, 306, 739
President of the United States
Barack H. Obama
Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden

When you vote for President/Vice President, you are not voting directly for either candidates. Instead you are voting for a slate of electors that are committed to one set of candidates. The electors that are victorious on election day will then cast a vote on your behalf for President and Vice President in Albany, in December. This process is called the Electoral College.


For more information, please go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html . It is the only election that is structured this way. Candidates for all other positions in the United States are elected directly by the voters.


For more information about the Presidential Election procedure, please go to:http://www.govspot.com/election/electionprocess.htm and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok_VQ8I7g6I


For a history of Presidential Elections, please check out this site: http://www.history.com/topics/presidential-elections

House of Representatives

Speaker
John Boehner
Majority Leader
Eric Cantor
Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi
Members of Congress from Oswego County

24th District
Dan Maffei
http://www.latfor.state.ny.us/maps/2012c/fc24.pdf District Map

22nd District
Richard Hanna
http://www.latfor.state.ny.us/maps/2012c/fc22.pdf District Map

United States Senate

Senate President Pro Tempore
Patrick Leahy
Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid
Senate Minority Leader
Mitch McConnell
Senators from New York State
(Districts are the entire State, so they never change.)

Seat 1
Kirsten Gillibrand

Seat 2
Charles Schumer
Department of State
Secretary John Kerry

Department of the Treasury
Secretary Jack Lew

Department of Defense
Secretary Chuck Hagel

Department of Justice
Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Department of the Interior
Secretary Sally Jewell
Department of Agriculture
Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack

Department of Commerce
Secretary Cameron Kerry

Department of Labor
Acting Secretary Seth D. Harris

Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary Shaun L.S. Donovan
Department of Transportation
Secretary Ray LaHood

Department of Energy
Secretary Ernest Moniz

Department of Education
Secretary Arne Duncan

Department of Veterans Affairs
Secretary Eric K. Shinseki

Department of Homeland Security
Secretary Janet A. Napolitano