Upcoming Elections

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

GENERAL ELECTION: Polls open 6am – 9pm
To find your polling place, go to:

Early Voting:
October 28 – November 5
TOWN of ITHACA TOWN HALL, 215 N. Tioga St. Ithaca 
(next to Tompkins County Airport)
Both polls OPEN:
9am – 5pm: Oct. 28-30, Nov. 1, Nov. 3-5
9am – 8pm: Oct. 31, Nov. 2

Some important deadlines:
Oct. 28, last day registration application must be received by BOE

Oct. 28, last day to submit change of address to BOE 

Oct. 23, last day for BOE to receive absentee application by mail  
Nov. 6, last day to apply at BOE for ballot in-person 
Nov. 7, last day to postmark ballot, BOE must receive by Nov. 14

**Important Information Regarding Changes In Absentee Voting**
New York State has recently enacted a law that will change the ability of voters who have applied for an absentee ballot to vote in person on the voting machine.
In the past, voters who applied for an absentee ballot could change their minds and vote in person on a voting machine either during early voting or on Election Day. Their absentee ballots, if completed and sent in to the Board of Elections, would then be set aside unopened.
With this new law, voters who have applied for an absentee ballot may still go to the polls on Election Day, but they will no longer be able to vote on the machine. If they wish to vote in-person, it will be by affidavit ballot only. If you have any questions about this law, please call the Board of Elections at (607) 274-5522.

Additional details for this and future elections are posted on the
Tompkins County Board of Elections website 
=> in the left-hand column, under the heading Political Calendars.

Voters’ Guide

provided a week or two before elections

VOTE411’s Voter Guide is a national, non-partisan election resource that provides a “one-stop shop” for election related information, including when, where, and how to vote, in-person or with an absentee ballot.

Using WWW.VOTE411.ORG 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.

Launched as a community service in 2006 by the League of Women Voters, VOTE411 has helped people participate in elections, whether they are first-time voters or seasoned veterans at the ballot box. Voters can simply enter their home address to learn which elections are being held within their specific district and they can browse by state to explore other election resources. 

Every election is different, and VOTE411 provides the up-to-date information needed for each election, including how to register; candidate profiles; early and absentee voting opportunities; and election day polling places, dates and times. 

In addition, VOTE411 includes information on public forums and debates. To find information on local forums hosted by the League, you can also check

Candidate Forums and Recordings

Thursday, June 8, 2023, 7 pm EDT

Information about the CANDIDATES FORUM for the
City of Ithaca Common Council Ward Primaries is here

Ithaca City Thursday, June 8, 2023
are now available on our YouTube channel
link for All Candidate Opening Statements
link for individual Ward breakout sessions
link for Ward 1:
Kayla Matos, Cynthia Brock
link for Ward 2:
Aryeal Jackson, West Fox, Kris Haines-Sharp
link for Ward 3:
David Shapiro, Nathan Sitaraman
link for Ward 5:
Clyde Lederman, D. Jason Houghton
(2-year term)
Michelle Song, Margaret Fabrizio
(4-year term)

Links to Ithaca Voice audio recordings and articles about this Forum:
Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 5

LWV, Tompkins, often facilitates candidate fora in weeks before elections.
Upcoming fora and recordings of past fora are posted here.

Voting in Tompkins County

Tompkins County Board of Elections: 
128 East Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Provides a wide array of important information for voters including, local election calendars, offices to be filled, registration and absentee ballot forms and directions.

Board of Elections sources: 
Check your registration status and find out where to vote  
How to register to vote 
Absentee ballots
Absentee deadlines 

Voter Registration FormsEnglish  or  Spanish
Mail to:
Tompkins Court House Annex
128 E. Buffalo St.
Ithaca, NY 14850

Election District Maps

Download this map of City of Ithaca NY Wards

Tompkins County Election Districts and Maps
-> includes Polling locations

New York State Election District Maps (Assembly, Senate Congressional)


Newly Finalized Districts

All of Tompkins County will be in the newly created:
52nd NY State Senate District
19th Congressional District (Federal U.S. House of Representatives)

For information about Redistricting 2021-2022 & People Powered Fair Maps NYS,
see the NY State League’s 2021-22 Redistricting

View the 2023 Assembly Plan Interactive Map Link Here

The League of Women Votes of Tompkins County (LWVTC) together with LWV of Cortland County worked intensively during the State redistricting process to ensure the voices of all members of our two counties were heard by the NYSIRC.

Find Your Elected Officials

Federal & State Officials
Tompkins County Elected Officials (list of all the Elected Officials)
Identify your Election Districts by:

  • entering your home address in VOTE411
  • using the maps section above

Useful Contacts

Tompkins County Board of Elections
128 East Buffalo Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone:  607-274-5522

New York State Board of Elections
40 North Pearl Street – Suite 5
Albany, NY 12207. 
Phone: 518-474-6220; For TDD/TTY, call the NYS Relay 711

The League of Women Voters of Tompkins County

Voter Services Committee:

The League of Women Voters of Tompkins County, Voter Services Committee, needs new members! We have many requests for assistance. Please send a note if you are a member of, or would like to join, the League, and can help with one or more activities.


The League of Women Voters of New York State

The League of Women Voters United States