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2024 Elections

General Election – November 5, 2024, polls open 6 AM to 9 PM

(Early Voting Hours)

Attention Tompkins County Voters!

Many of you have received (or will receive) mailings with applications for Early Mail Ballots. This mailing is not from us, but from a group called the Voter Participation Center/Center for Voter Information. They are a non-partisan group whose intentions seem to be to increase voter turnout.  We want voters to know that they do not need to apply for an early mail ballot unless they wish to. Any voter with an active application for an absentee or early mail ballot will not be able to vote on the machine on Election Day, but will need to vote by affidavit ballot if they have not voted by their absentee or early mail ballot already.

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Sign up to be a poll worker! Poll workers are essential to ensure elections are a success. During each election, millions of Americans dedicate themselves to sustaining the backbone of democracy - our election process. The EAC encourages those interested in becoming poll workers at the polls on Election Day to learn more about what is required and how to sign up to work with your local election office, the  Tompkins County Board of Elections (607-274-5522).


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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, training, and assigning Election Day Inspectors to conduct elections
  • Maintaining, testing, repairing, and deploying Election Day equipment; and
  • Canvassing, auditing, and certifying 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.