Find your voting location here

You can find your polling place on the map below, or by calling the Tompkins County Board of Elections (274-5522), or by using the NY State Voter registration page (

This great resource 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 (described in more detail below)

Confused by all of those districts and what they mean?  Here is a primer:

  • Election District
    • This identifies where you vote, not for whom you vote
  • County Legislative District 
    • Elects Tompkins County Legislators
    • The Town of Ithaca spans County Legislative Districts 5, 7, 10, 11, and 12 (some of these districts also cover areas outside of the Town of Ithaca)
    • There are 14 Legislative Districts in Tompkins County
  • NY State Senate District
    • Elects New York State Senators
    • The Town of Ithaca is in NYS Senate District 58
    • There are 63 Senate Districts in NY State
  • NY State Assembly District 
    • Elects NY State Assembly members
    • The Town of Ithaca is in NYS Assembly District 125
    • There are 150 Assembly Districts in NY State Assembly
  • NY State Congressional District 
    • Elects Representatives to the United States House of Representatives
    • United States Congressional Districts in NY State: 27
    • The Town of Ithaca is in NYS Congressional District 23

Voting 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.

Political Parties in New York State

The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in New York State; the other is the Republican Party. There are other political parties as well, including the Independence Party. This should not be confused with having no party affiliation. If you register to vote but do not enroll in a political party, you are “unaffiliated.” Some people call this being an “independent,” but it is not the same thing as being enrolled in the Independence Party.

Town of Ithaca Election District Map

Use the zoom in button on the bottom of this map. The map remains clear even at 500% zoom.