Early voting starts this week; here’s what you need to know

first_img(WBNG) — In just a few days, polling locations will be open for New Yorkers who wish to cast their vote early. “It’s a little different, but it’s for everyone’s safety so they can vote safely,” said Reynolds. “I bet Saturday morning, at 9 a.m., kickoff is going to be busy,” said Broome County Board of Elections Democratic Commissioner Dan Reynolds. Broome County Public Library: 185 Court St, BinghamtonOakdale Mall: 601-635 Harry L. Drive, Johnson CityGeorge F. Johnson Memorial Library: 1001 Park St., EndicottTaste NY Building: 840 Upper Front St., Town of Dickinson Reynolds says that’s nearly four times the amount they usually see. If you still plan on casting your vote in-person, early voting will be open for nine consecutive days, from October 24 to November 1. “We received, last time I looked, about 20,000 absentee ballots, so that’s a lot,” said Reynolds. Saturday, October 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, October 25: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, October 26: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 27: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, October 28: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Thursday, October 29: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Friday, October 30: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday, October 31: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, November 1: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Voting in a pandemic will look a little different. Poll workers will be wiping equipment down, using plexi-glass as barriers, and enforcing social distancing guidelines. Everyone will be required to wear masks. Many states across the country have already started early voting, with many voters waiting hours to cast their vote. In Broome County, the Board of Elections expects it to be busy, but they say you will have plenty of opportunities to cast your vote. Besides opening day, the BOE isn’t expecting too many crowds, with many voters already casting by absentee ballot. Locations: “There’s lots of time to do it. If you have the time, if your schedule allows it, it’s probably better to go during the week,” said Reynolds. Times: The last day to request an absentee ballot is October 27. You can drop off your absentee ballot at any early voting location. For more information on voting in Broome County, head over to broomevotes.com. Below is a list of early voting locations and times in Broome County. last_img

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