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. 

LWV-TC helps Board of Elections (BOE) get Absentee Ballots to people who have just been quarantined with Covid
Have you just been quarantined and don't know how you can vote? Don't worry, League of Women Voters of Tompkins County are working with the Tompkins County Board of Elections to get Absentee Ballots to people in time to vote. For information contact the BOE at 607-274-5522, email elections@tompkins.co.org, or email sally.grubb@gmail.com.
Remember you may apply for an absentee ballot in person at the Board of Elections up until Monday, November 2nd when opening hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The Downtown Ithaca Post Office has confirmed that If an absentee ballot is mailed (including postage stamp) in their outdoor box over the weekend, it will be delivered to the BOE Monday


For all the personalized information you need about voting this election, including who is on your ballot and where to vote, go to https://www.vote411.org/about

Printable Poster: Three Ways to Vote in NYS
Make a Plan to Vote (video summary of voting options)

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Early Voting Starts Saturday October 24!
Find your early voting poll sites, hours, parking and public transportation options at www.nyearlyvoting.org

Prefer to Vote Absentee?
Absentee ballots must be postmarked by November 3rd and received by your county board of elections no later than November 10th.

Concerned About Mail Delivery of Don't Want to Waste A Stamp?
Drop off your absentee ballot at any early voting or Election Day poll site. Or ask a friend to drop it off for you.

And don't forget to find out who's on your ballot at Vote411.org

Click click here for Voting by Absentee BallotClick here for Voting EarlyClick here for Voting on Election Day, November 3

2020 Local Voters' Guide -- Overview of Offices and Candidate (PDF document in Portrait format)
2020 Local Voters' Guide -- Overview of Offices and Candidate (PDF document in Landscape format) 
Recordings of Candidate Forums
Early Voting Locations and Times
Tompkins County Sample Ballots
Key Dates leading up to General Election, November 3, 2020
• October 24 - November 1 Early Voting
•  October 27 is the last day to postmark application for absentee ballot by mail.
• November 2 is the last day to apply in person for absentee ballot
• November 2 is last day to postmark absentee ballot.
• November 3 is the last day to deliver absentee ballot in person at board of elections
• November 3 General Election Day.

Voters have the right to cast their ballot without fear or intimidation

Sign Up to Be an Election Protection Volunteer
The League is once again partnering with the Let NY Vote coalition to organize nonpartisan poll monitors for early voting and Election Day. Volunteers will monitor polling places (from your vehicle, or with proper personal safety equipment) or social media to ensure voters are not being disenfranchised when going to vote. We are recruiting volunteers from all over New York State. Email Jennifer for more information or if you are interested in volunteering: jennifer@lwvny.org

• Voters can confirm the election rules that apply where they vote at VOTE411.org.
• If you experience problems voting this year, on or before Election Day, call or text 1-866-OUR-VOTE – that's 1-866- 687-8683.
• Additional guidance can be found here.

Upcoming: Election Protection: Bystander Active Training!
October 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm (3:00 pm timeslot was fully subscribed): Protecting Democracy: Bystander Active Training. Join the LWVUS Organizing team for our “Protecting Democracy: Bystander Active Training” as we outline de-escalation techniques to safely address tense situations at polling places to ensure every voter can exercise their right to vote safely. Click here to register!

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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.

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

Board Resources