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.

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 received by October 13, 2021 by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the General Election.

Voting by Absentee Ballot Deadlines

Date Deadline Information
October 18 Last day for board of elections to receive an application or letter of application by mail, online portal, email or fax for an absentee ballot.
November 1 Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.
November 2 Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than Nov. 9th. Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than Nov. 16th.
November 2 Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections or to any poll site in your county.

Get out the vote!

Posted in City of Ithaca, Tompkins County, Town of Caroline, Town of Danby, Town of Dryden, Town of Enfield, Town of Groton, Town of Ithaca, Town of Lansing, Town of Newfield, Town of Ulysses.