Polling places are open in Tompkins County from 6am to 9pm this Tuesday, November 7th, and we’ve got links to confirm where you’re voting and what’s on your ballot.
Enter your address at the Vote411 site and you’ll get a personalized ballot showing the state, county, and municipal elections you’ll be voting on, as well as state and local ballot propositions. New York State has three separate ballot questions, and the City of Ithaca has one of its own.
Ballot propositions include the controversial New York Constitutional Convention vote, and the City of Ithaca is holding a referendum on amending city charter and municipal code to “replace eleven boards, committees, commissions, and councils with four new volunteer Advisory Commissions intended to empower public participation in setting City policy.”
Be careful where you park! Watch for no-parking signs, even temporary ones, or your car might get ticketed or towed. Not sure how long you’ll be away from your car? Pay to park at one of Ithaca’s paystations or using the ParkMobile app, and you can get a reminder when your time is expiring.
What if you get to the polling place and they tell you you’re not eligible to vote? If they say you’re in the wrong polling place, or you’re not registered?
If they say you’re in the wrong polling place, check this link to confirm. Maybe they’re right! If you’re sure you’re in the right place, and they won’t let you vote, ask for an affidavit ballot and vote that way.
It’s too late to apply for an absentee ballot, but if you do have one, you can return it in person at the Board of Elections at 128 East Buffalo Street in Downtown Ithaca before polls close.
Polls will be open for this year’s general election on Tuesday, November 7th from 6am to 9pm. Still not sure where to vote? Check the Board of Elections web site.
Long line? As long as you’re in line before the polls close at 9pm, you’re not supposed to be turned away, and you should be allowed to vote. Don’t leave. Vote.