Candidates and issues on the ballot

What's on the ballot?

Enter the address where you're registered to vote and receive information about the candidates that will appear on your ballot, along with detailed information on their stances, their background and any endorsements they have received.

2023 Broome County Primary Races

This page highlights elections that many students will see on their ballot. For a full list of Broome County elections visit the Broome County Board of Elections.

 Broome County

How do I know which county district I am in? 

You can check your county district with this Election Mapper. Enter your address in the upper right hand corner, then click the binoculars icon. The map will load with a popout that includes your district information, your polling place, links to directions to your polling place, elected officials and a sample ballot. 

  • Broome County District Attorney
    • Length: 4 years
    • Function: Represents Broome County as the highest-level prosecutor. Reviews police reports, collaborates on criminal investigations, assesses legal merits in bringing criminal charges, prepares and files pre-trial motions. 
    • Republican Candidates:
  • Town of Vestal Supervisor
    • Length: 4 years
    • Function: Serves as administrative head of town government, presides at town board meetings, sets the agenda, and may appoint members to committees to assist the Board in the performance of its duties.
    • Democratic Candidates:
  • Town of Vestal Council Member 
    • Length: 4 years
    • Function: Sits on the Town Council, proposes and votes on policy, budget initiatives, levying property tax.
    • Voters may vote for up to two candidates.
    • Democratic Candidates:

Note: Candidates listed in order they will appear on the ballot. Candidate webpages provided when available. New York has closed primary elections. Only voters registered in a party hosting a primary can vote in that election. 


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Smart sharing in the age of mis- and disinformation

Increasing levels of misinformation and disinformation circulating on social media are a growing concern in the digital age.

The CCE wants to empower you to spot fake news and help ensure that you are only sharing real and unbiased information.

Disinformation: false information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth.

Misinformation: incorrect or misleading information; not necessarily spread deliberately or intended to influence opinion.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind before clicking that “share” button:

  • Don’t let your emotions rule what you post — did you actually read the article you're sharing? If you find yourself sharing a post primarily based on the headline, you may not have a full understanding of the situation. 
  • Check your sources. Can you verify their credentials? Are there multiple trustworthy sources backing up the original article? Learn more about evaluating your sources.
  • Has this information been fact-checked? Check out sites such as Snopes to double check! 
  • Before sharing a picture, try a reverse search to see where else it may have appeared.
  • Read and share with a critical mindset. Start training yourself to pick up on key red flags when reading the news. 
  • Keep an eye out on what your friends and family are posting. If you see something you think might be problematic:
    1. Fact check the information before you say anything.
    2. If it is misinformation or disinformation, send the orginal sharer a private message letting them know and sharing your sources. Commenting on the post only drives up engagement, further spreading the bad information.
    3. Keep it polite. Most people don't intentionally share false information, and embarrassing or degrading them won't help matters.
    4. Learn more about how to talk to friends and family members who share misinformation.