James Wahls
Commissioner (D)

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Kelly Johnson
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1062 State Route 38
PO Box 306
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone:
607-687-8261
Fax:
607-687-6348

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Use the Tioga County GIS Maps tool to view an interactive map of congressional, state legislative, local legislative, and election districts.

You may also download a KMZ file of Tioga County election districts for use with your own projects. This file opens best with Google Earth Pro, which is free.

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The Board of Elections is a bipartisan office comprised of two appointed Commissioners representing the state’s major political parties, and equal party representation in all facets of the Board.

Primary Elections take place to determine the candidates to be voted on in the General Election.
The winners of the General Election will take these offices starting in January.

 

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2024 Election Dates:

General Election - November 5, 2024. Any registered voter may vote.
Early Voting for the General Election is October 26 - November 3, 2024.

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Accessible Voter Registration

You can register to vote using the NYS Board of Elections online Voter Registration Portal.

You may also apply by clicking on the link below, typing the necessary information and selecting the appropriate boxes.

Accessible Voting at the Poll Site

New York State ensures that voters who are visually impaired or otherwise disabled are still able to vote and can vote independently. Voters with such a disability who wish to vote in person during Early Voting or on Election Day may vote independently using the Ballot Marking Device (BMD) attached to the voting machine. Each poll site will have at least one BMD available for use.

Accessible Absentee Voting

Voters with a visual impairment that require a ballot with accessible features may apply using the online Accessible Absentee Ballot Application portal: https://ballotapplication.elections.ny.gov/home/accessible or download the Accessible Electronic Ballot Application.

Candor Free Library, 2 Bank Street, Candor, NY 13743

 

Qualifications to Register to Vote

To register to vote, you must:

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old (you may pre-register at 16 or 17 but cannot vote until you are 18);
  • be a resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election;
  • not be in prison for a felony conviction;
  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

Unsure if you are already registered to vote? Please check here.

How and Where to Register to Vote (Deadlines)

New York State Voter Registration Form

  • You may register to vote using the New York State Voter Registration Form accessible at the links below. You can complete a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form on-line by clicking on the link below, typing the necessary information and selecting the appropriate boxes. Alternatively, you can print the form to complete by hand.
    • New York State Voter Registration Form English

    • New York State Voter Registration Form Spanish

    • Note - this form is a legal size document. If you cannot print on legal size paper, adjust your printer settings to "fit to page" before printing.
    • Once the form is completed, you need to print the form and sign it. We cannot accept any kind of digital or Adobe-generated signature. Then, mail the form to the Tioga County Board of Elections, 1062 State Route 38, PO Box 306, Owego, NY 13827.

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How to Make Changes to Your Registration

Change of Name and/or Address

The voter registration form should be used as a change of address form. Notices of change of address from registered voters received at least 20 days before a special, primary or general election by the county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for that election.

Change of Party Enrollment

The voter registration form should be used to change your party enrollment from one party to another or to enroll for the first time in a party. An application to change one's party enrollment for the primary election in any year must be received by the board of elections no later than February 14th of that year. Changes received on or after February 15th until seven days after the June Primary will be set aside and opened seven days following the June Primary and entered in the voter's registration record. Please see Deadlines referenced above.

How to Cancel Your Registration

In order to have your name removed from the voting rolls, pursuant to N.Y. Election Law section 5-400, you must send a written letter to the local board of elections where you lived requesting to have your registration cancelled. You must send a written letter, you cannot accomplish this via email. You may print this cancellation request form, fill in the blanks, and mail or deliver the original signed form to our office.

Victims of Domestic Violence

N.Y. Election Law (5-508) allows victims of domestic violence who obtain a court order from NY Supreme Court in the county where they are registered to have their voter registration record kept separate and apart from other registration records and not be made available for inspection or copying by the public or any other person, except election officials acting within the course and scope of their official duties. Under a separate section of the law (11-306), you can also be excused from going to your polling place to vote and get a special ballot. For further information, you should contact the Board of Elections.

EARLY VOTING

The Tioga County Early Voting Center is located at the Tioga County Board of Elections.

Early Voting STARTS 10 DAYS BEFORE EACH ELECTION and ENDS 2 DAYS BEFORE EACH ELECTION. The table below lists when polls will normally be open for Early Voting.

Day Time
1: Saturday (10th day prior to election)  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2: Sunday    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
3: Monday  Noon – 8:00 PM
4: Tuesday    Noon – 8:00 PM
5: Wednesday  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
6: Thursday  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
7: Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8: Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
9: Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

ELECTION DAY

POLLS OPEN AT 6 AM and CLOSE AT 9 PM. Check your registration status and Polling Place information here: voterlookup.elections.ny.gov

Election Day Polling Locations:

Waverly Village Hall
32 Ithaca St, Waverly 14892
Town of Barton, Districts 1, 2, 3

Living Water Baptist Church       
1405 Taylor Rd., Owego 13827
Town of Owego, District 4

Barton Town Hall                       
304 State Route 17C, Waverly 14892 
Town of Barton, Districts 4, 7

Owego United Methodist Church
261 Main Street, Owego 13827
Town of Owego, Districts 5, 6, 7

Lockwood Volunteer Fire Company     
34 Main St., Lockwood 14859  
Town of Barton, District 5

Owego Shared Services Building
2272 State Route 434, Apalachin 13732
Town of Owego, Districts 8, 11, 14

Berkshire Town Hall
18 Railroad Ave, Berkshire 13736
Town of Berkshire, District 1

Apalachin United Methodist Church
303 Pennsylvania Ave., Apalachin 13732
Town of Owego, Districts 12, 13, 19

Candor Fire Station
74 Owego Rd., Candor 13743
Town of Candor, Districts 1, 3

Park Terrace United Methodist Church
30 Glann Rd., Apalachin 13732
Town of Owego, Districts 15, 17

Weltonville Fire Company           
3232 West Creek Road, Newark Valley 13811
Town of Candor, District 2

Richford Town Hall                        
1 Bowery Lane, Richford 13835
Town of Richford, District 1

NV Fire Department   
7151 State Route 38, Newark Valley 13811
Town of Newark Valley, Districts 1, 2

Spencer Town Hall
79 East Tioga St., Spencer 14883
Town of Spencer, Districts 1, 2

Nichols United Methodist Church
59 South Main St, Nichols 13812
Town of Nichols, Districts 1, 2

Loyal Order of Moose #1595
3 Goodrich Rd., Owego 13827
Town of Tioga, District 1

Campville Fire Station                 
6153 State Route 17C, Endicott 13760
Town of Owego, Districts 1, 2, 3

Tioga Town Hall
54 Fifth Ave, Barton 13734
Town of Tioga, District 2

All Tioga County polling locations are 100% accessible.

 

Voting Technology

Tioga County currently utilizes the Dominion Democracy Suite voting system for Early Voting and Election Day. Machine models used are the ImageCast Evolution (ICE) and ImageCast Precinct 2 (ICP2). Learn more about these voting machines HERE.

 

Early Voting FAQs
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Voter Bill of Rights
PDF, 210 KB

Notice to Voters
PDF, 6 KB

2024 POLL SITES
PDF, 68 KB

 

Ballot Request Applications sent by mail or electronic means must be received by the Board of Elections at least ten days prior to the election, per new State legislation. You may apply in person up to the day before Election Day. For more detailed information on how to request and return mail-in ballots, click here.

EARLY MAIL VOTING

You do not need an excuse to vote early by mail. If you request an Early Mail Ballot for multiple elections, the application is only effective for elections in the current calendar year, and you must re-apply every year. 

You may download the Early Mail Ballot Request form from the document list below, or you may apply online using the Ballot Request Application portal: https://ballotapplication.elections.ny.gov/home/earlymail

ABSENTEE VOTING

To vote by absentee, you must be at least one of the following:

  1. Absent from your county on Election Day.
  2. Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability.
  3. Unable to appear because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
  4. A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.
  5. In jail or prison for any reason other than a felony conviction. This includes anyone who is awaiting grand jury action, awaiting trial, or serving a sentence for a misdemeanor.

You may download the Absentee Ballot Request form from the document list below, or you may apply online using the Ballot Request Application portal: https://ballotapplication.elections.ny.gov/home/absentee.

If you have been issued a mail-in ballot, you may check the status of your ballot here: voterlookup.elections.ny.gov

MILITARY AND OVERSEAS (FEDERAL) VOTERS

Use the Federal Post Card Application to apply for your ballot. This application will register you (if not already registered) and will also serve as your absentee ballot application for 2 federal general election cycles.

To learn more about qualifications, deadlines, and how to return your ballot for military or overseas voting, click HERE.

Additionally, you can visit www.fvap.gov for information about the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

Use the links below to view information about this year's ballot - such as offices up for election, candidates, and proposals.

The documents below list all candidate petitions that have been filed with the Tioga County Board of Elections to date for the 2024 elections. Petitions filed will be updated daily during each petition filing period.

Filing Dates for Designation Petitions are April 1-4. 

Filing Dates for Independent Petitions are May 21-28. (BOE will be closed May 27 for Memorial Day)

The maps found below represent the current (April 2024) district boundaries in Tioga County. Additional congressional, assembly, and senatorial district maps may be found HERE.

Individual election district maps are available upon request.

Use the Tioga County GIS Maps tool to view an interactive map of congressional, state legislative, local legislative, and election districts. After opening the map, select the "Layer List" in the upper right of the map to choose the mapping data you want to view.

You may also download a KMZ file of Tioga County election districts for use with your own projects. This file opens best with Google Earth Pro, which is free.

Assembly District 124
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Feel good about serving your community by becoming an Election Inspector!

Click HERE and read this brochure to learn more about being an Election Inspector. If interested, please email us at [email protected], call us at 607-687-8261, or complete this online form.

Current Election Inspectors: If you get assigned to work at a location that is not your voting district, and you wish to vote by absentee, use the Special Ballot Application below.

If you are running for office, use the links below to assist with your petitioning and campaign process.

See also: NYS Board of Elections web pages about Running for Office and Campaign Finance

 

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