TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. — The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, and local residents will have the opportunity to vote for a number of local positions, including Ithaca mayor, several Common Council seats, county judge, state supreme court judges, and several seats across Tompkins County.

Not sure where you are supposed to vote? Visit this page on the Tompkins County Board of Elections website. You can find an interactive map and information on polling sites.

Check out a great map by Caleb Thomas that breaks down city wards and shows who is running for each ward:

(Courtesy of Caleb Thomas)

Who is running? You can see sample ballots on the BOE website for elections in the city and town of Ithaca, Caroline, Danby, Dryden, Enfield, Groton, Lansing, Newfield and Ulysses.

Tompkins County residents will choose three people for the 6th judicial district of the state supreme court. There is also one candidate running for Tompkins County Court judge, Scott Miller. From there, the choices will vary based on your ward and municipality.

See sample ballots for Tompkins County below:

  • Lansing
  • Ulysses
  • Newfield
  • Caroline
  • Ithaca-CIty-Ward-4
  • Ithaca-CIty-Ward-5
  • Dryden
  • Ithaca-CIty-Ward-1
  • Ithaca-CIty-Ward-3
  • Ithaca-CIty-Ward-2
  • Ithaca Town
  • Groton
  • Danby
  • Enfield

In the City of Ithaca, residents will be choosing who they want mayor — Svante Myrick or Adam Levine. Several members of Common Council are also up for re-election, and three are being challenged by write-in candidates from the Sunrise Movement. See our articles about those races below:

• Sunrise Movement write-in candidates vie for 3 Common Council seats

• Election 2019: Read a profile of Svante Myrick

• Election 2019: Read a profile of Adam Levine

[For the first time, New York voters could take part in early voting. That wrapped up on Sunday, and about 1,400 people took advantage of the opportunity to vote more flexibly.]

For more information, visit the Tompkins County Board of Election website. Happy voting!

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