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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



Absentee Ballot Applications Links

Notes for the absentee voter:

Once the ballots are printed, you can apply for, receive and cast your ballot all in one visit to the Board of Elections. Ballots are ready about 4 weeks prior to each election.

If you requested we mail you your ballot and you don't receive it 10 - 14 days before the election, please call us (607 274 5521).

In New York State you may not vote in a Primary Election unless you are enrolled in a political party holding a primary. Absentee ballots are not issued to anyone not enrolled in a party for a Primary. You may enroll in a party at any time, but remember that the change is not effective until 7 days after the next General Election.

If your plans change and you are able to personally appear at your designated polling place on election day, it is your obligation to go to your polling place and vote in person, even if you have already cast an absentee ballot. Your absentee ballot will then not be counted.