Early Voting Tips Off Today

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MAYVILLE — Registered voters in Chautauqua County can vote early at any of the three designated early voting sites starting today and running through Nov. 1, two days before Election Day.

Chautauqua County’s early voting sites are the Chautauqua Mall, Lakewood; County Fairground, Dunkirk; or at the Board of Elections, Mayville.

Hours for early voting vary by county. Chautauqua County voting is Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, this weekend and next. Noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

“Voters can look up personal voter registration information at votechautauqua.com If a voter is not in the lookup system, is designated as an inactive voter, or has recently moved into the county; they can vote at any early voting site by affidavit ballot,” said Democratic Election Commissioner Norman P. Green.

With a voter roll of about 80,000 voters, Chautauqua County is only required to have one early voting site. However, Commissioners Green and Brian Abram determined last year that the county is best served with at least three poll early voting poll sites.

“Voting early is an extension of the Nov. 3 General Election and once an early vote is cast, the voter will not be allowed to vote again. An absentee voter however may go vote at the polls now or on Election Day if they choose and then the absentee will be set aside by county election officials and not counted,” said Republican Election Commissioner Abram.

Voters at all early and Election Day poll sites will be signed in to vote by way of an electronic poll book working much like a retail credit card terminal to capture signatures.

If voters choose to vote on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, all poll sites will be open on Election Day Nov. 3rd from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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