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For our press release September 8, 2020 http://www.lwvtompkins.org/documents/VOTE411_release.pdf
Printable Poster: Three Ways to Vote in NYS
Make a Plan to Vote (video summary of voting options)
There are Three Ways to Vote
in New York State
Vote by Absentee Ballot
• Go to https://absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov/ to apply on line.
or Call Board of Elections (BOE) (607-274-5522) to ask for an application form
or Go to BOE Office at 128 E. Buffalo St., Ithaca. Fill out a form on the spot and wait to be given your absentee ballot form. (Hours 8:30—5:00 pm)
• RETURN ballot by mail postmarked no later than Nov 3. Deliver to drop box outside BOE office, Mon through Fri, between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm. Or put in drop box at early polling sites Sat, Oct 24 through Sun, Nov 1 during voting hours - Sat & Sun 9 am – 2 pm, Mon & Wed 7 am to 3 pm, Tue & Thurs 12 noon to 8 pm, and Fri 9 am to 5 pm. Or put in drop box at any of the 36 polling sites during polling hours on Nov 3. Mailed ballots must arrive by Nov.10.
• Voters can vote early between Sat Oct 24 and Sun Nov 1 at:
- Town of Ithaca Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga St. Ithaca,
- Crash Fire Rescue (CFR) 72 Brown Rd. Ithaca (near Tompkins Cty airport)
Early voting hours - Sat & Sun 9 am - 2 pm, Mon & Wed 7 am to 3 pm,
Tue & Thurs 12 noon to 8 pm, and Fri 9 am to 5 pm.
Vote on Election Day November 3
• 36 Polling Sites are open 6:00 am to 9:00 pm
• To find your assigned Election day Poll site go to: https:// tompkinscountvnv.gov/boe/For Voters/Where to Vote/Index Where to Vote or call BOE office at 607-274-5522
All methods of Voting in NY State are safe and secure from voter fraud
2020 Local Voters'Guide -- Overview of Offices and Candidates (PDF document in Portrait format)
2020 Local Voters'Guide -- Overview of Offices and Candidates (PDF document in Landscape format)
Early Voting Locations and Times
Tompkins County Sample Ballots
Candidate Forums and Recordings
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
NYS Board of Elections Contact Information: http://www.elections.ny.gov; Phone: 518-474-6220; For TDD/TTY, call the NYS Relay 711; 40 North Pearl Street - Suite 5, Albany, NY 12207
Tompkins County Board of Elections Contact Information: http://tompkinscountyny.gov/boe; Phone: 607-274-5522; 128 East Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. Includes information on local elections and offices to be filled.
* Absentee ballot instructions for local residents
* Absentee ballot form for local residents
* Absentee ballot instructions for Military and Oversees Voters
* Absentee ballot form for Military and Overseas Voters
LWV-TC Voter Service needs committee members! We have many requests for assistance. Please send a note if you can help with one or more activities.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org The League is well-known for promoting informed voting. We provide voter registration, candidates forums, impartial information on ballot measures, and educational meetings on issues of public concern. We also provide information on Tompkins County elections and candidates for VOTE411, a one-stop source for federal, state and local voting and election information.
Voter Information Contact the Tompkins County Board of Elections (607-274-5522
or http://tompkinscountyny.gov/boe), 128 East Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
NYS Election District Maps (Assembly, Senate Congressional)
Tompkins County Election Districts and Maps Click Voters, Where Do I Vote?
Voter Registration Form: English Spanish
The League of Women Voters United States
The League of Women Voters of New York State
Tompkins County Board of Elections
Absentee Voting in Tompkins County