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.

Voters can simply enter their home address to learn which elections are being held within their specific districts. Information on each candidate, including their background, and responses to questions on their priorities and issues of concern to voters, are also available.
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Stay Up-to-Date . . .
– Sign the Petition to Support the National ERA!
– Current Legislative Activity in Albany
– NY State League Advocacy, Issues, and Events
– Read our Tompkins County League’s Latest Bulletin !

Take Action . . .
READ THE CITIZEN LOBBYIST – Making Your Voice Heard: How you can influence government decisions
– Urge Congress to expand the right to vote
Demand bipartisan cooperation on voting rights
– Sign our Women’s Inequality Day petition
Tell your Senators to enshrine sex-based equality by affirming the Equal Rights Amendment as part of our Constitution!
Reduce the influence of dark money by promoting the DISCLOSE Act


You can do much more to defend the issues that matter most,
even after you’ve submitted your ballot. Here’s How 

Thursday-Sunday, December 7-10, 2024 – ONLINE
For ALL Young People – International Youth Human Rights Summit

The Summit is an outgrowth of the World House Global Network, with a Working Group led by people in India, South Africa, Mexico and the U.S. The aim is to build an international network of young people committed to social action, peace and non-violence, and community-building, who will continue to act – and interact – beyond the December Summit. 
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Register Here

January 25, 2024 – Deadline for Students in Albany Conference Application

Learn about New York State’s Legislative Process
Meet with your state legislator
Tour the State Capitol
Meet students from other parts of the state
Learn more and Apply Here!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2023 – 1 to 3 pm
Dodds Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 315 N. Cayuga St (enter from Court St)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2023 – 6-8 pm
Lehman Alternative Community School, 111 Chestnut St., Ithaca, NY
Change Makers from the Margins: Stories of Stepping into Power: An evening of civic engagement, voter registration, music and food! Visit on Facebook

=> Watch a video of this event

Members of the
Your Voice – Your Vote
Tompkins Civic Engagement Coalition
on October 12, 2023

See we we’ve been up to!

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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