Peter Stein

It is with deepest sadness, we write to you this evening of the passing of Peter Stein on Friday, September 17th, 2021.  Peter was a life-long member of the Tompkins County Democratic Committee and the TCDC representative to the NYS Democratic Committee.  Many of us remember Peter’s contributions as the committee parliamentarian and his passionate interventions during our meetings. He was also a County Legislator from the Town of Ithaca for almost a decade, and before that a member of the Ithaca Town Board. He had a deep understanding and commitment for social justice and the need for Democratic principles within governance.  Professionally Peter was an esteemed professor emeritus in the Cornell Physics and Nuclear Studies Department with publications and research that were seminal to his field. Peter was married for 65 years to Irene Stein, our long-time Chair of the Tompkins County Democratic Committee.  Our entire committee extends our deepest condolences to Irene and their children, grandchildren, and newest great grandchild. Due to the current situation, there is no memorial service planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Alzheimer’s Association, or Cornell University. A link to Peter’s […]

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November 2, 2021 is Election Day: News from the Tompkins County Board of Elections

In Tompkins County more than 300 people are needed to work as election inspectors and operate the polls on Election Day. In order to be a Democratic Poll Watcher you must be 17 or older, a registered Democratic voter in Tompkins County (or pre-registered if under 18), and enjoy people and service to others. https://www2.tompkinscountyny.gov/boe/pollworker Voter Registration for the General Election MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3)) Applications must be postmarked no later than October 8, 2021 and received by a board of elections no later than October 13, 2021 to be eligible to vote in the General Election. IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212) You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the General Election, your application must be received no later than October 8, 2021. If honorably discharged from the US Military or have become a naturalized US Citizen after October 8, 2021, you may register in person at the Board of Elections up until October 23, 2021. CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3)) Notices of change of address from registered voters […]

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Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on Incoming Governor Kathy Hochul

New York will finally have its first female Governor and we could not be in better hands. From assisting her mother run a transitional domestic violence shelter to helping make the property tax cap permanent, Kathy Hochul has always and relentlessly fought for the people of New York. Her experience at all levels of government – Town Board Member, County Clerk, Congresswoman, and Lieutenant Governor, makes her uniquely well-equipped to effectively govern the State at this time. I am confident that incoming Governor Hochul’s empathy, work ethic and authentic concern for the welfare of its citizens will make her an outstanding Governor for our State. Jay S. Jacobs NYS Democratic Chairman

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Elections for Residents of the Town of Ithaca

Your Town Your Ballot Your Vote The general election will be on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021. Polls will be open 6am to 9pm. Early voting will be October 23-31, 2021, and early voting locations will be posted here when they are available. To find out your status and where to vote, use the New York State Voter Lookup Tool. Voter Lookup 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 If you are not registered to vote, you can go to the Tompkins County Board of Elections page on How To Register. If you need other help regarding voting, you can contact us. Democratic Candidates Running for Election This Year You can view or download a PDF by clicking here, or you can view it below. All of the listed candidates have been endorsed by the Town of Ithaca Democratic Committee. R17507Proof Paid for by the Town of Ithaca Democratic Committee

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School Board Elections May 18th

Tompkins County school district elections are going to take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Here are links to information: Dryden School District – polls open 7:00am to 9:00pm at Middle School / High School Auditorium Budget, Candidates, Where to vote Ithaca Times Overview of Candidates Groton City School District – polls open noon to 9pm at Groton Central School District Office Budget, Candidates Ithaca City School District – polls open noon to 9pm: Complete information, including where to vote Budget Lansing School District – polls open 7:00am to 9:00pm at Elementary School Teacher Center Budget info, candidates, newsletter Newfield School District – polls open noon to 9:00pm Budget Where to vote Tompkins Weekly Overview of Candidates Trumansburg School District – polls open noon to 9:00pm Where to vote, budget, and candidate statements Ithaca Times Overview of Candidates

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Member Documents

These documents are for use by committee members: Tompkins County Democratic Committee TCDC February 2021 Newsletter Meeting Proxy Form (PDF) Rules for Circulating Petitions (PDF) Petitioning (PDF) TCDC Handbook and Bylaws (PDF) TCDC Party Platform (PDF)

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Get Involved In ToIDC

Get Involved in ToIDC Join Our Committee Anyone who lives in the Town of Ithaca and is a registered Democrat can apply to join the Town of Ithaca Democratic Committee. Fill out the form below and we will contact you. Volunteer! You can volunteer your time, your skills, and your resources to help the cause in many ways besides joining the actual committee. We are always looking for people who would like to help. Your involvement as a volunteer strengthens the committee being able to accomplish an array of tasks and activities. Fill out this form and we will be in touch

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Candidates for Upcoming Elections

Democrats Running in Upcoming Elections County Legislature City of Ithaca Town of Caroline Town of Danby Town of Dryden Town of Enfield Town of Ithaca Town of Lansing Town of Ulysses 6th Judicial District Convention Click or tap a button to go to a particular section. Tompkins County Legislature Travis Brooks for District 1 Brooks for Legislature With more than 30 years of living in this community, and 22 of those years devoted to serving the District 1 community, I look forward to tackling the challenges we face regarding affordable housing, living wage, access to community programs to support strong families, accessible and affordable child care, and opportunities for solid employment and growth. I have gained valuable experience in bringing diverse stakeholders to collaborate to solve the problems in my work as Deputy Director of the Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Director of My Brother’s Keeper, and as member of Ithaca’s Municipal Drug Policy Committee. I played a key role in securing a grant that will enable Ithaca to employ progressive solutions to the problems of crime and addiction. I pledge to focus my efforts on economic recovery (helping small businesses to rebuild), improving the quality of life for marginalized West […]

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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 with “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 For more information, you can call the Tompkins County Board of Elections  at 274-5522 or see 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. 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. […]

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