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Primary Night Results, June 28, 2022

DEM: 30,565  REP: 10,231  BLANK: 12,021 OTH: 2889 TOTAL: 55,706 (updated 2/21/2022)

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 28. Polls will be open from 6 AM to 9 PM for registered Democrats and Republicans. Not sure where you vote? Click here for look-up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attention Absentee Voters

Important Information Regarding Changes In Absentee Voting

New York State has recently enacted a law that will change the ability of voters who have applied for an absentee ballot to vote in person on the voting machine. In the past, voters who applied for an absentee ballot could change their minds and vote in person on a voting machine either during early voting or on Election Day. Their absentee ballots, if completed and sent in to the Board of Elections, would then be set aside unopened. With this new law, voters who have applied for an absentee ballot may still go to the polls on Election Day, but they will no longer be able to vote on the machine. If they wish to vote in-person, it will be by affidavit ballot only. If you have any questions about this law, please call the Board of Elections at (607) 274-5522.

 

 

Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot 

1. Absent from your county on Election Day.

2.Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability (temporary illness includes being unable to appear due to risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19).

3. Unable to appear because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.

4. A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.

5. Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.

 

To apply for an absentee ballot electronically, use the purple Application Portal button. To apply by paper form, use the purple Application Form button.

The buttons below can be used to apply for accessible ballots for voters who are visually impaired:

 

CANDIDATES:  The New York State Board of Elections has revised petition deadlines.  Please see calendar for details.
 

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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, 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 Thursday of every month at 10:00 AM in conference room 103 at 128 East Buffalo Street, Ithaca NY 14850. The public is invited to attend.