Welcome to the League of Women Voters, Tompkins County, Ithaca, New York. 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 and issues of concern to voters.

LWV believes everyone should play an active part in government and vote in all elections whether local, State or National. Our Democracy depends on it.

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Thursday, June 8, 2023, 7 pm EDT

City of Ithaca Common Council Ward Primaries

Greater Ithaca Activities Center
301 W Court St, Ithaca, NY 14850
Link to the Live YouTube Stream

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Polls open: 6am – 9pm

Registration deadline: June 17, 2023
online, postmarked by mail, or
in-person at the Board of Elections, 128 E. Buffalo St., Ithaca, NY

Early Voting: June 17 – 25, Town of Ithaca Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga St., Ithaca, NY

For more information, contact the Board of Elections:

The VOTE411 Voters Guide will be available online by June 8!

Environmental Justice and Food Security
WATCH a Recording of this virtual program here
presented on March 2, 2023, by the
Tompkins and Cortland County Chapters of 
The League of Women Voters 

Watch our League’s October 16, 2022 presentation about the Voting Rights Act
to the Dryden United Methodist Church’s Christian Education Group

Women’s INequality Day
was observed by our League on Friday, August 26, 2022
on the Ithaca Commons.
We are demanding that lawmakers restore and protect our rights by:
1. Passing voting rights legislation
2. Adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution
3. Restoring reproductive rights to women and those who can become pregnant

Read the Ithaca Voice article about our local League’s Women’s Inequality Day activities!
Read the Cornell Sun article too!

Equal Rights Amendment Advances to New York Voters in November 2024!
The New York legislature passed the Equal Rights Amendment in its second consecutive session, officially bringing the amendment to New Yorkers for ratification on the 2024 November ballot. (January 25, 2023) Read More

Election Security
Have you ever wondered how New York State Elections are secured? In an effort to combat a rise in public mistrust around election security and reliability, the League of Women Voters of New York and Tompkins County in collaboration with the Brennan Center for Justice are working to explain how our elections are conducted and the steps used to ensure election security. (October 31, 2022) Read More