Election Day is tomorrow
Dear Campus Community,
Tomorrow is Election Day, which is always an exciting time for our democracy. If you are a registered voter and you have not already cast your ballot, please remember to vote tomorrow. Information on how to locate your polling place and additional resources are detailed below.
Many commentators have noted that there may not be a clear outcome tomorrow and it could be days or weeks before the results of local, state and national races are verified. President Pollack often talks about Cornell being a place where all voices can be heard, where the concept of free and open expression and the corollary freedom to engage in rigorous and reasoned debate are enshrined among our core values. As the votes are tallied and the process plays itself out, I encourage all members of our community to continue to reach across differences and demonstrate the community spirit that Cornell strives to achieve.
Joel M. Malina
Vice President for University Relations
Locate your polling place
- Residents of New York state can locate their polling places with New York state’s poll site search tool. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Residents of other states can locate their polling place at Vote.org.
- For those on the Ithaca campus, TCAT routes serve most of Tompkins County’s 36 polling places. Use the TCAT trip planner to find the right route for you.
Faculty and staff time off
- Eligible employees may take time off to vote, so talk to your supervisor about this accommodation. Full details can be found in university policy 6.9.
- The Cornell Public Service Center and the Graduate School have compiled post-election resources.
- Several events are planned to help process and analyze the election’s results.
- For those on the Ithaca campus who have not yet done so, download the Rave Guardian app, which includes a number of public safety and election-related resources.