Candidates and issues on the ballot

What's on the ballot?

Use the Ballot Ready Service to 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.

2024 New York Presidential Primary Election

New York is a “closed primary” state. In order to vote in the primary election, voters must be registered with a political party. Unaffiliated or independent voters are not able to participate in the primary.

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.

Note: Candidates listed in the order they will appear on the ballot. 


To learn more about the races and candidates, check out these resources:

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.