TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—It’s (primary) Decision Day in Tompkins County, as thousands of voters will flock to polling stations around the county to choose who will advance through the primary races for a variety of different offices.
The most significant of those are the Ithaca Common Council and the Tompkins County Legislature, which have accordingly grabbed the most headlines, but there are races in five other towns, including Groton, where the lone Republican primaries are being held.
For those wishing to vote in person or drop off an absentee ballot, the following locations are the polling places for each district that has a primary. June 22 is also the last day to postmark an absentee ballot.
Polling locations (voting held from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
Ithaca City Ward 1:
1-1, 1-2, Lehman Alternative Community School, 111 Chestnut St., Ithaca (Dem)
1-3, Southside Community Center, 305 S. Plain St., Ithaca (Dem)
1-4, South Hill School, 520 Hudson St., Ithaca (Dem)
Ithaca City Ward 2:
2-1, 2-3, GIAC, 301 W Court St, Ithaca (Dem)
2-2, Southside Community Center, 305 S. Plain St., Ithaca (Dem)
Ithaca City Ward 3:
3-1, Alice Cook House, 709 University Ave, Ithaca (Dem)
Ithaca City Ward 5:
5-1, 5-2 Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1019 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca (Dem)
5-3 Alice Cook House, 709 University Ave, Ithaca (Dem)
Town of Danby:
Districts 1 and 3, Danby Fire Station, 1780 Danby Rd., Ithaca, (Dem)
District 2, West Danby Fire Station, 47 Sylvan Ln, Spencer (Dem)
Town of Dryden:
Districts 1 and 5, Etna Fire Station, 26 Wood Rd., Freeville, NY (Dem)
Districts 4 and 9, Varna Community Center, 943 Dryden Rd, Ithaca (Dem)
District 8, Bethel Grove Church Activities Center, 1749 Slaterville Rd, Ithaca (Dem)
Town of Enfield:
Districts 1 and 3, Enfield Community Center, 162 Enfield Main Rd., Ithaca (Dem)
Town of Groton:
District 1, West Groton Bible Church, 858 Cobb St., Groton (Rep)
Districts 2 and 3, Groton Town Hall, 101 Conger Blvd, Groton (Rep)
District 4, McLean Fire Station, 2 Stevens Rd, McLean (Rep)
Town of Newfield:
All Districts, Newfield Fire Company, 77 Main St., Newfield (Dem)
One note: While Ithaca First Ward Alderperson Cynthia Brock is facing two opponents on the ballot in Shaniya Foster and Yasmin Rashid, both of them have announced they are no longer seeking the office.
- A Q&A with each Tompkins County Legislature candidate
- A Q&A with each Ithaca Common Council candidate
- Endorsements offered in the Tompkins County Legislature races
- Tompkins County District 1 forum, hosted by Southside Community Center
- Tompkins County District 8 forum, hosted by the Tompkins County Democratic Committee
- State police union showing rare interest in Ithaca Common Council races
There will be preliminary results posted to The Ithaca Voice once they are available on the night of June 22, but final results won’t be available for several days as absentee ballots are counted and officials wait for ballots to arrive via mail.