Message from the Chair

Our mission is to elect Democrats in Tompkins County and beyond and to support a progressive agenda that is inclusive and responds to the needs of all residents, with special attention to working families and the vulnerable. The TCDC works to find candidates who reflect our values and political philosophy, and who are willing to make the personal sacrifice to run for office and serve the public. We support those candidates through petitioning to get them on the ballot, providing campaign resources and canvassing and phone banking to get out the vote on election day. As we look forward to 2020 and beyond, there is a lot of work to do. Now, more than ever, is the time to take action to strengthen our party and build meaningful relationships within our community, so that we are successful in finding strong Democratic candidates and helping them get elected to office. Join us! Our meetings are open and we invite all registered Democrats to attend. We are always looking for ways for our committee to grow and improve and new members bring in fresh perspectives and ideas. Additionally, we encourage anyone who wants to get involved to join their local town or ward […]

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Member Documents

These documents are for use by committee members: Tompkins County Democratic Committee Meeting Proxy Form (PDF) Rules for Circulating Petitions (PDF) Petitioning (PDF) TCDC Handbook and Bylaws (PDF) TCDC Party Platform (PDF)

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Donate to TCDC

Donate to TCDC Money we raise goes for one purpose: to support Democratic candidates at the village, town, city, and county levels. Occasionally we make a donation to candidates for state and federal races as well. Campaigns use the funds we give them for a variety of informational purposes. They plan direct mailings, purchase lawn signs, publish print ads, and do the important work of getting their message out to the public. Together with party building, we consider the job of fundraising for our candidates one of our top priorities. Thanks to our members and our many dedicated community contributors, we have had years of successful elections throughout Tompkins County. Please donate using the ActBlue “Contribute” button, or by sending a check to Tompkins County Democratic Committee P.O Box 6798, Ithaca, NY  14851 Political donations are not tax deductible. Thank you.

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Voting

Voting Find Your Voting Location You vote at a polling place. Several districts or wards may vote at a particular polling place. You can find your polling place by calling the Tompkins County Board of Elections (274-5522) or by using the Board of Elections’ online maps. On those maps, boundaries in red are for county election districts, while boundaries in yellow are for town or city election districts. Polling places are marked. You can also use “Voter Lookup,” the NY State Voter registration page (https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov). VoterLookUp allows you to: Confirm you are registered to vote in Tompkins County Confirm your current party affiliation and your voter status Identify your exact polling place and address Identify your election and voting districts Who Can Vote in New York State Everyone who is a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older, can register to vote in New York State. You do not need to be enrolled in a political party to vote in a general election, but you do need to be enrolled in a party to vote in that party’s primary. You must already be registered to vote before Election Day; call the Tompkins County Board of Elections (274-5522) for the deadline. Here is […]

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Get Involved In TCDC

Get Involved in TCDC Join Our Committee Anyone who lives in the County and is a registered Democrat can apply to join the Tompkins County Democratic Committee. Fill out the our Google form and we will contact you. Join Our Mailing List Sign up for our mailing list at our signup page to keep up on news and opportunities. Join a Team Political Action Team “Taking Action” is the overarching goal of the Political Action Team. The PAT establishes an annual Action Plan blueprint to direct projects and initiatives related to Fieldwork/Phone and Text Banks ~ Community Outreach ~ Research on National and State Elected Republicans Represent Tompkins County ~ Posting of E-blasts ~ Coordination of Volunteers/Opportunities ~ Voter Registration ~ Writers. To broaden the scope of impact, representatives from the TCDC/Young Democrats, the Cornell University Dems, Ithaca College Dems, and a select group of advisors are on board. Kids Taking Action Kids Taking Action plans fun events geared for kids between the ages of 5-12, but all ages are welcome! Join us as we meet up to eat ice cream with the Mayor, visit the Board of Elections, support community members in need, learn about protecting the environment and […]

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Contact TCDC

Contact TCDC The easiest way to contact TCDC is to send us email at TompkinsCountyDemocrats@gmail.com or call us at 607-288-3588. Our paper mail address is Tompkins County Democratic Committee P.O Box 6798, Ithaca, NY  14851 You can also reach out to any of the leadership: TCDC OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES

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