Sunday, September 28, 2008


It's true, you know: There hasn't been a more important election in your lifetime. Maybe not even in mine.

And we ALL have an obligation to participate, to maintain the vitality and energy of our democracy by caring enough to exercise our Constitutional rights.

Here's what you'll need to do (and thanks to TVR Professor Mara Alper for putting this together):

-- Ithaca College web site:
This has all the info for registering in NY State and other states too. As students you are eligible to vote here in Tompkins County, NY State.

-- Check out Rock the Vote:
You can register to vote, no matter which state you live in.

-- If you want to register in person here in Tompkins County -- you just have to have lived here for one month to register:

Go to Tompkins County Board of Elections at 128 East Buffalo Street, Ithaca, New York 14850
Phone: 607-274-5522, Fax 607-274-5533
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm *

New York State deadlines: (check your own state for deadlines for absentee ballots if that is the route you take)
Oct 7 & 11 - Local Registration days.
Oct 10 - Last day to register and be eligible to vote in November 2008 General Election, and last day to submit party change. (Party change will take effect in 2009.)

October 28 - Last day to postmark application for absentee ballot.

Nov 3 - Last day to apply in person for an absentee ballot, last day to postmark ballot.

November 4 - General Election (polls open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.)


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