Are You a Registerd Voter for the City of Ithaca?
You can register to vote at City Hall, the Gratiot County Clerk's office or at any Secretary of State office or State online system. You must be a citizen of the United States, 18 years or older, and your permanent address must be in the City of Ithaca. Persons who are 17 years of age and will turn 18 between the last day to register to vote and Election day, may register to vote in the election, but must do so prior to the close of the last day to register.
Voters who find it difficult to attend the polls, may vote by absentee or request to be placed on the permanent absentee list. Reasons for requesting to vote by absentee ballot:
1) You are 60 years of age or older.
2) You expect to be absent from the City of Ithaca for the entire time the polls are open on election day.
3) You are physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another.
4) You cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of your religion.
5) You have been appointed an election precinct inspector in a precinct other than the precinct where you reside.
6) You are confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
Placing yourself on the permanent absentee list will ensure that an absentee ballot application will be sent to you for each election.
It is then your choice to file it or vote at the polls.