ITHACA, N.Y.—There has been plenty of confusion regarding primary elections in New York, with new dates flying around as the state’s redistricting tug-of-war was settled.

That has set the primaries for state legislature and other offices back months, but local and top-level state elections are being held June 28, and early voting has begun as of Saturday, June 18. Primary elections are being held for Governor and Lieutenant Governor on a state level for both major parties; locally, the only other primary being held during this period is for Fourth Ward Alderperson on Ithaca Common Council between incumbent Patrick Mehler and challenger Tiffany Kumar, a Democratic primary.

Early voting is being held until June 26, at two locations in the county: the Ithaca Town Hall at 215 North Tioga Street in Ithaca (not City Hall, Town Hall), and the Crash Fire Rescue Building out near the airport at 72 Brown Road. Hours vary slightly by day, so here’s a helpful chart from the Board of Elections:

Those looking for absentee ballots can check out this page for more info from the BOE.

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Managing Editor at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at