JAMESTOWN – Early voting is set to get underway this week featuring a new location for those in Jamestown to cast their ballot ahead of election day.
Early voting polls open at noon on Saturday at the Board of Elections Offices in Mayville, Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk, the Chautauqua Mall in Lakewood, and new this year, the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown.
The Chautauqua County Board of Elections says the new addition is the result of a state law that now requires an early voting site within the highest population center countywide; which in this case is in the City of Jamestown.
Any county resident can vote at one of the four locations of their choice. As for the process, Democratic Commission Luz Torres explains that they do not expect long wait times this year.
“The person would come in, walk up to a tablet, the workers will ask for their name, sign them in, then they will get a ballot,” explained Torres. “Then they would go vote, put the ballot in the machine and go out the door.”
Polls will be open this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from noon until 6 p.m.
Voting continues the following week as well, with polls open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and then again noon to 5 p.m. next Saturday and Sunday.
Those who do not vote early can vote in person at their regular polling site on Tuesday, November 2.