Residents of the City of Ithaca’s First Ward, District 3, and the City of Ithaca Third Ward, Districts 2 and 3, will have the opportunity to vote in a special election to fill the District 3 vacancy on the Tompkins County Legislature. The vacancy was left when Legislator Henry Graniston passed away in November.
Early voting for the special election will begin on January 14, and will be held at the Tompkins County Board of Elections office located at 128 East Buffalo Street. Voting hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day, including weekends and the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, with the exception of January 17 and 19 when the evening hours will be extended to 8:00 p.m. A drop box for Absentee Ballots will also be placed outside the front door of the office during business hours.
On Election Day, January 24, voting will take place from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at three polling places: South Hill School on Hudson Street, the Bell Sherman annex on Cornell Street, and Alice Cook House, located at the corner of Stewart and University avenues.
The official candidate for the election is Democrat Susan Currie, the former director of the Tompkins County Public Library, but write-in candidates are also a possibility.
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