On Nov. 6, Tompkins County will hold general elections in all of its towns and cities to determine a wide range of local positions, including the appointment of a new judge to the State Supreme Court. The elections will also decide whether Svante Myrick ’09 will become the fifth student-elected member of the Ithaca City Council.
According to the Tompkins County Board of Elections website, there are nearly 60,000 voters in Tompkins County registered for the upcoming election. It is unknown, however, how many Cornell students are registered to vote in Ithaca. “We do not have the means to keep statistics on students,” said Commissioner of Elections for Tompkins Elizabeth Cree (R).