By matching campaign contributions with public funds, the program empowers Suffolk County voters to make their voices heard in elections. Encouraging candidates to raise small-dollar contributions from Suffolk County residents, the program increases engagement between voters and those who seek to represent them.
Matching funds encourage voters to be more involved in elections, and it helps ensure elected officials are accountable to their county residents, not to special interests. With this program, individual contributors are the most important source of a candidate’s funding.
For information regarding elections, voter registration, and polling places, visit the Suffolk County Board of Elections website.