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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Special Election for the 3rd Legislative District in Tompkins County, including:
City of Ithaca, Ward 1, Districts 3 
City of Ithaca, Ward 3, Districts 2 & 3

Click to see a map –> the 3 in red on the right-hand map (light blue background) is the 3rd county legislative district
=> VOTE411 Voters’ Guide for this Special Election is now live

In a unanimous vote, the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission has released its draft for the Assembly district lines.
View the interactive Assembly District Plan map.
Hearings begin in Buffalo on Monday, January 9, 2023.
Read More

Saturday, January 21, 2023
Join the State League, the Albany County League, and the League’s state Issue Specialists and Issue Committee Chairs for a virtual event about the 2023 legislative session. 

This program will take a look at how the New York State League adopts and takes action on issues and sets legislative priorities. We will also introduce the various state Issue Specialists and Issue Committees, how members can get engaged in their work, and what the expected hot topics are for the 2023 legislative session.
Register Here

Resolution Passes Establishing Special Election for District Three

Thursday, November 17, 2022 – From the County Legislature
A resolution establishing a special election for the Third Legislative District, scheduled for January 24, 2023, passed unanimously, 13-0. Now that the date has been declared the Board of Elections will establish the Political Calendar, which will be posted to the website and mailed to the local party chairs. Local parties will nominate candidates for the race to fill the late Legislator Henry Granison’s seat. Read more

The 3rd County Legislative District is comprised of the following Election Districts: 

  • City of Ithaca, Ward 1, Districts 3 
  • City of Ithaca, Ward 3, Districts 2 & 3

Click to see a map –> the 3 in red on the right-hand map (light blue background) is the 3rd county legislative district

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. We hope to provide greater insight into the securing of votes and reinforce public trust in our elections and election officials. Our election workforce, made up of ordinary people from our community, makes sure every election runs smoothly and everyone’s vote is counted. Although we may know who won an election within a few hours, results are not official until the vote is certified by the election office. (October 31, 2022) Read More

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,
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!

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