This is a Community Announcement from the League of Women Voters. It was not written by the Ithaca Voice. To submit community announcements, please send them to Matt Butler at

VOTE411 is a national, non-partisan election resource that provides a “one-stop shop” for all the information you need to register and cast your ballot, including when, where, and how to vote, in-person or with an absentee ballot. Voters can simply enter their home address to learn which elections are being held within their specific district. Information on each candidate, including their background, and responses to questions on their priorities and issues of concern to their voters, are also available.

On Monday, August 1st onward, you can go to WWW.VOTE411.ORG  to find what you need to know about the August 23rd Special Election and Primary Election

Voters from any political party may cast their ballot for the Special Election to fill the remainder of the term for Tom Reed’s position: Representative in the U.S. Congress for the old 23rd district, which has the original boundary before redistricting. This position will continue through January 3, 2023.

Registered democrats may also cast their ballot for the Primary Election which has candidates who are all democrats, in two races: Representative in the U.S. Congress for the new 19th district, and Senator in the New York State Legislature for the new 52nd district.

Early voting begins August 13th.  

The General Election will be held on November 8th.

Launched as a community service in 2006 by the League of Women Voters, and supported by their Education Fund, VOTE411 has helped people participate in elections, whether they are first-time voters or seasoned veterans at the ballot box.