League of Women Voters -Tompkins County

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Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Tompkins County
Ithaca, New York | e-mail: lwvtompkins@gmail.com

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization committed to defending democracy and empowering voters by bringing you the most up to date information available on National, State and Local Elections. LWV Tompkins County receives Election Updates from the State League and local information through the Tompkins County Board of Elections. We will do our best to pass on all information we receive to you through our Website. 

Our Democracy is Worth the Wait
Be patient and wait for complete results. With a record number of absentee votes this year, it will take a while to count all the votes — and that’s OK! In NYS, they don't even open or start counting absentee ballots until November 10! It’s exciting to know that so many people have taken an active role in our democracy. We want every vote counted in these elections — and our democracy is worth waiting for.
Click here to see the timetable for opening, counting and reporting on ballots in NYS.

Ensuring Fair and Secure Elections
While we wait for all the votes to be counted and verified, there are steps we can take to ensure Fair and Secure Elections in the future. Here are three initiatives of the League of Women Voters and its partners:
The Next President and Congress must enact democracy reform
Tell Congress to invest in the safety of democracy
Stand Up for DC Statehood

Rejoice the Vote! Art Contest Winners
The "Rejoice the Vote!" Art Contest honors Representative John C. Lewis (1940-2020). The contest requested poster designs which accomplished one or more of the following:
* Inspire people, especially young people, to vote in-person or absentee and remind them that their vote is a powerful tool despite efforts at suppression.
Promote the movement to lower the legal voting age to sixteen.
* Highlight youth activists (historical or contemporary) who fought and continue to fight for voting rights, especially for our youngest citizens.
Winning entries are viewable here

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Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy
-- League of Women Voters, US press release honoring George Floyd's life.
"We echo the call of our partners at the NAACP: we must all vote in November – the road to change lies at the ballot box."

Other Noteworthy Information
Current Natural Resources Related News

Tompkins County Legislature Proclamation Celebrating Women's History Month and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Recordings of LWV-TC Events

We have added an archive page of program recordings available here.

League of Women Voters Tompkins County Facebook Feed


Additional Information
League of Women Voters, Tompkins County FaceBook Page
LWV US
LWV NYS
Election Information You Need
Clearinghouse.lwv.org
LWV US: Right Now: Voices of the League
LWV NYS State Voter 
LWV NYS Twitter

Board Resources