ITHACA, N.Y. — Friday is the last day to register to vote for the general election this November and to change party enrollment for 2018.

Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, Oct. 13 and received no later than Oct. 18, according to the New York State Board of Elections. Local residents can also register in person until 5 p.m. Friday at the Tompkins County Board of Elections at 128 E. Buffalo St., Ithaca.

Friday is also the last day to change party enrollment for 2018. An application to change enrollment must be received no later than Friday. The change can also be made in person at the Tompkins County Board of Elections.

Voter registration forms are available here.

Are you registered to vote? Find out here

► Election 2017: Who’s running for local elections in Tompkins County?

The general election is from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Nov. 7.

Local elections impact every resident in Tompkins County this year. Every seat of Tompkins County Legislature is up for election and several district seats are contested. In the City of Ithaca, there are a couple contested seats for Common Council. There are also elections in Caroline, Danby, Dryden, Enfield, Groton, the Town of Ithaca, Lansing, Newfield and Ulysses.

Don’t know your district? Use this map to find your district, local representatives and polling place.

Sample ballots for every district are available on the Tompkins County Board of Elections.

Other important deadlines to keep in mind: Oct. 31 is the last day to postmark an absentee application for the Nov. 7 general election and Nov. 6 is the last day to postmark and absentee ballot.

Kelsey O'Connor

Kelsey O'Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor.