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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



How Do I Register to vote or change my party?  

 A registration form is used to register to vote for the first time or to make changes to your registration (ex. address change or party change): 


1.Go to MY DMV To Register to vote online (Must have a NYS Driver's License or Non Drivers ID Card);
2. Print a voter registration form pdf from the web; fill it out; sign and date it; then either mail it to us or bring it to our office at 128 E. Buffalo St., Ithaca, NY. You must have Adobe Acrobat on your computer to see this file. If you get a blank screen, click "refresh." Also, disabling anti-popup software may help. Be sure to click on the printer icon in the Adobe toolbar, not the browser toolbar;
Military and overseas voters (use FPCA absentee application)

3. Call 274-5521 to request a form be sent to you; OR stop by our office at 128 E. Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY 14850  

Note: You cannot register to vote via e-mail or fax.


1.   "WHO CAN VOTE?"

Who can Register to Vote?

You must be a registered voter in order to vote in the general or primary elections. To register, you must be a United States citizen, be 18 years old by the date of the election you want to vote, live at your present address for at least 30 days before an election, and not claim the right to vote elsewhere. You may not register or vote if you are in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parole pardoned or restored rights of citizenship).