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DEM: 30,721 REP: 10,796 BLANK: 11,116 OTH: 3,184 TOTAL: 55,817 (updated 07/10/2020)
 
The Board Of Elections now has a DROP BOX for Absentee Ballots.
DURING BUSINESS HOURS, voters who would like to drop off voted Absentee Ballots
but avoid entering the building can use the Drop Box outside our front door 
 AT 128 E BUFFALO ST. This will not be available when we are closed. 
 
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020
GENERAL ELECTION IS OCTOBER 9 (REGISTRATION FORM)
 
 
ABSENTEE INFORMATION FOR THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020 ELECTION
 
ABSENTEE APPLICATION FORMS
CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE  FORM
 
*****ATTENTION VOTERS*****
A BILL SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR
AUTHORIZES VOTERS TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
DUE TO RISK OF ILLNESS, INCLUDING COVID-19 
VOTERS SHOULD CHOOSE "TEMPORARY ILLNESS" AS THEIR
REASON FOR REQUESTING AN ABSENTEE
 
EARLY VOTING HOURS FOR THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION
 
 
 

 

Thank you for visiting the Tompkins County Board of Elections website. 

 

We are a bi-partisan team of Voting and Election Specialists, charged with the preservation of citizen confidence in the democratic process and enhancement of voter participation in elections. Directed by Election Commissioners, our Deputies, Clerks, Machine Technicians, and 300+ Election Day Inspectors are funded by the tax-payers of Tompkins County, fiscally accountable to Tompkins County Legislators, and responsible under New York State Election Law for the following;

  • Voter eligibility, registration, and notification
  • Processing and verification of candidate petitions and documents
  • Assisting candidates in understanding the steps needed in order to run for an elected office
  • Campaign finance disclosures of candidates and campaign committees
  • Recruiting, train, and assign Election Day Inspectors to conduct elections
  • Maintaining, repair, and deploy Election Day equipment; and
  • Canvass, audit, and certify voting results

 

Tompkins County consistently ranks in the top annual voter turnout in New York State. We encourage EVERY eligible citizen to exercise their right to vote.

 

The Tompkins County Board of Elections will meet on the first and third Thursday of every month at 10:30 AM in conference room 103 at 128 East Buffalo Street, Ithaca NY 14850. The public is invited to attend.