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Contact Information

 128 East Buffalo Street
 Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone: (607) 274-5522
Fax: (607) 274-5533

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Democratic Commissioner, Stephen Dewitt
Republican Commissioner, Elizabeth Cree



DEM: 32,362 REP: 11,175 BLANK: 11,914 OTH: 3,555 TOTAL: 58,996 (updated 11/24/2020)
The Tompkins County Board of Elections has issued MAILCHECK cards to registered voters in Tompkins County, which should be arriving now. These cards inform voters of important election dates and times in 2021, let voters know where their polling place is, and help the Board of Elections update addresses for Tompkins County voters that have moved. If a card is delivered at your address to someone who no longer lives there, simply mark the card accordingly ("Not at This Address") and put it back in the mail. The post office will then return it to us. Please call the Board of Elections at (607) 274-5522 with any questions about this or for any questions about voting. 
CANDIDATES:  The New York State Board of Elections
has revised petition deadlines. Please see calendar for details.


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.