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Vote in the Elections on August 23rd


There are two separate elections occurring simultaneously on August 23rd. Democrats in Tioga County will receive two ballots and can cast a vote in both the Special Election to fill the vacancy in the NY-23 district seat (Apalachin & Nichols voters excluded) and the Democratic Primary for NY-19 district Congressional candidate for the General Election this November.


A rough map of current and future district lines is below.



If you do not know your polling location, follow the instructions here. If you are unsure of your Election District, you may call the Board of Elections at 607-687-8261 or email at VoteTioga@tiogacountyny.gov.



Special Election Candidates [NY-23 Vacancy]


Max Della Pia


Max H. Della Pia is an Air Force veteran, Bronze Star recipient, dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and community servant. Since 2018, he has served as Chair of the Tioga County Democratic Committee. He is a member of the Democratic Rural Conference (DRC) Board, and he is the DRC Vice-Chair Central. He is an Elder and Chair of the Property Committee at First Presbyterian Union Church of Owego, an active member of the National Ski Patrol, and serves as a Tioga County Election Inspector. Max also serves on the Boards of Directors for both the Tioga County Rural Ministry and the Owego Rotary. He is also the current President of the Racker Center Board, serving Tompkins, Cortland, and Tioga Counties.

With more than 30 years of military service to his name, he has served in the Active Air Force, the Air Force Reserves and the New York Air National Guard.



Democratic Primary Candidates [NY-19 General]


Josh Riley


Josh Riley was born and raised in a working-class neighborhood in Endicott, New York. A graduate from the College of William & Mary and Harvard Law school, Josh has worked extensively in public service. He served as a Policy Analyst at the U.S. Department of Labor. Josh worked with the American Academy of Pediatrics on a landmark civil rights lawsuit representing kids from low-income families who were having difficulty accessing the healthcare services they needed. He then served as a law clerk for the Ninth Circuit in California, where he handled cases involving constitutional law. Josh served as General Counsel to Senator Al Franken on the Senate Judiciary Committee.


As an attorney in private legal practice, Josh has filed briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court arguing for stronger campaign finance laws and better healthcare for all, and he filed briefs in the lower courts arguing for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and improved access to benefits for veterans.


Jamie Cheney


Jamie and her husband met in New York and were married in Amenia in 2009. Jamie is the daughter of a veteran and comes from a family with a history of putting aside private-sector careers for public service, particularly at moments when their community needs it most.

Jamie runs Prokanga, a successful business and certified B Corp focused on creating flexible roles for working parents. She sits on the Leadership Council of the National Small Business Association and is active in the development of youth agriculture in New York state. She holds a BA from Yale University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and lives on her family farm in the Hudson Valley with her husband and three boys.

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