Voting Information

Register to vote – You can register to vote in person or by mail at

Tompkins County Board of Elections
128 E. Buffalo St.
Ithaca NY 14867

To register by mail download and print a registration form from the link here. You can also call to request a registration form by mail.

To check to see if you are registered to vote, or to check the accuracy of your voter registration, you can use this online resource: Voter Registration Search

Primary Election – If more than one Democrat stands for election for the same office, a primary election is held. The Democratic Primary Election for US President and other offices takes place on June 23. The polls open at NOON and close at 9:00 pm. You must be registered as a Democrat in order to vote in the Primary elections. The deadline for changing party registration in time to vote in the April 28 Presidential Primary is February 14. Due to Covid-19 concerns, all registered Democrats will receive an application for an absentee ballot.

General Election – There is a General Election each year on the First Tuesday after November 1. The date this year is November 3. Polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 9:00 p.m.*

Where do I vote in person? If you are registered to vote as a Newfield resident your polling place on Election Day, November 3, is at

Newfield Fire Company
77 Main St

This year is the second year that New York will have early voting. The early voting period for the Presidential primary begins on April 18 and ends on April 26.

How do I get an absentee ballot? Stop in to the Board of Election to complete an application and receive your ballot OR call to request an application by mail and to learn deadline dates.

The Board of Elections has more information on many other election related topics. Find a lot more at

Democratic Election Commissioner
Stephen M. DeWitt

*If you’d like to see democracy in action up close and personal become a Democratic Election Inspector at a polling station on Election Day. It’s a great experience and you get paid, too. Call Steve Dewitt at the number above.