Visit to the Tompkins County Board of Election and Polling Places

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510a6e_6be94fa42d0f4b7fbcf1a2da391fb162.png_srz_p_265_264_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srzThe first Tuesday of November is Election Day in the U.S.  In 2014, the people of Ithaca voted for NY State governor, NY State senator, a U.S. representative, and many other officials.  To prepare for Election Day, our class visited the Board of Elections to learn about the voting procedure, and “voted” by inserting a sample ballot into the machine. On Election Day, we visited some of the polling places, where we saw an organized system for voting and many volunteer poll workers.  There were many privacy booths.  It was very quiet. The volunteers asked voters where they lived and to sign on the list.  Then they gave them the ballots.  Voters put their ballots into the machine to scan them, and volunteers gave “I voted” stickers to the people who had voted.