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IC Votes & Political Communication

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I votedUse this guide to learn a variety ways of contacting your political representatives from various jurisdictions.  It also includes information on voting as well as researching political communication. 


  • IC's Get out the Vote Campaign - SACL Signature Event
  • is the largest 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan voting registration and get out the vote (GOTV) technology platform in America
  • How to Vote: 7 simple steps for beginners   This primer was created by an organization called STEPS (Student Training & Education in Public Service).
  • League of Women Voters (Tompkins County). They highlight VOTE411 as a great place to find general voting information.
  • Tompkins County: Board of Elections  I always look at the sample ballot (see left menu); it looks just like the ballot you'll fill out to vote. New news is
    that you can request an absentee ballot & use COVID-19 (select "temporary illness") as a reason (August 2020).

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Note: This guide was written by the retired Social Science Librarian, John Henderson with updates by Cathy Michael, Communications Librarian.

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