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DEM: 30,721 REP: 10,796 BLANK: 11,116 OTH: 3,184 TOTAL: 55,817 (updated 07/10/2020)
 The Tompkins County Board of Elections Office has electronic “Ballot Marking Devices” (BMD) available for voters requesting audio or visual assistance in casting a ballot.  Please call the Tompkins County Board of Elections at (607) 274-5522 for more information. 
We are awaiting guidance regarding absentee voting for the November 3 General Election. At this time, voters are not able to use COVID-19 as a reason for requesting an absentee ballot. If there is any change, we will post updates here.



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.