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

Paul Ryan
Majority Leader
Kevin McCarthy
Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi
Members of Congress from Oswego County

24th District
John Katko
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
Orrin Hatch
Senate Majority Leader
Mitch McConnell
Senate Minority Leader
Harry Reid
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 Jake Lew

Department of Defense
Secretary Ash Carter

Department of Justice
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch

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

Department of Commerce
Secretary Penny Pritzker

Department of Labor
Secretary Thomas Perez

Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary Julian Castro
Department of Transportation
Secretary Anthony Foxx

Department of Energy
Secretary Ernest Moniz

Department of Education
Secretary Arne Duncan

Department of Veterans Affairs
Secretary Robert A. McDonald

Department of Homeland Security
Secretary Jeh Johnson