New York Launches Early Voting For Primary Elections

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ALBANY — Over the weekend, New York State launched early voting for the first time ever in a primary in the state.

Early voting runs through June 21, before taking a day off ahead of the June 23 primary.

New Yorkers can cast ballots at select polling locations under a law that passed last year, when the state joined 38 others with some form of early voting.

In Chautauqua County, voters wishing to cast an early ballot in the Democrat Presidential Primary or Town of Busti Republican Primary can do so by visiting the county’s Board of Election Offices in Mayville.

The state first rolled out early voting in November, and has since worked to smooth out issues including the location of polling booths in schools.

Voters can also vote by absentee ballots, which can be postmarked by June 23. The state this year sent every registered voter a postage-paid application for an absentee ballot and allowed all New Yorkers to vote absentee because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on early voting in Chautauqua County, visit

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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