TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. — Don’t forget to vote. Tuesday is primary day in Tompkins County for four races.
Voting is open from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Local residents who will be out of the area Tuesday can also turn in an absentee ballot until 5 p.m. Monday at the Tompkins County Board of Elections.
There are primaries for Tompkins County Legislature districts three and four, highway superintendent in Ulysses, and the Danby Democratic Committee.
In Tompkins County Legislature district three — which covers Belle Sherman, Bryant Park, South Hill, and portions of upper Collegetown and East Hill — there are three Democratic candidates: Carolina Osorio Gil, David Shapiro and Henry Granison. Regardless of the result, Osorio Gil will also appear on the November ballot on the Working Families line.
Despite District 4 candidate Reed Steberger announcing his withdrawal from the race last week, Steberger’s name will still appear on the ballot for the Democratic primary and on the November ballot on the Working Families line. He was challenging incumbent Rich John. Steberger withdrew last week after a Cornell alumna came forward with sexual assault allegations from when they were students at Cornell.
In Ulysses, there is a Republican primary for highway superintendent between Rick Everts, Jr. and David Reynolds.
In Danby, there is a primary for who will be representatives from the Danby Democratic Committee to the Tompkins County Democratic Committee. The candidates include Jack Miller, Naomi Strichartz, Dale Lewis Billington, Ted Crane and Helen Katharine Hunter. Voters must choose four candidates for a two-year term.
Wondering where to vote (and if you should vote Tuesday)? Use this New York state voter tool to find your district and polling place. Sample ballots are also available on the main page of the BOE’s website.
Results should be out by 10 p.m. Tuesday, Democratic Commissioner Stephen DeWitt said.