MAYVILLE – So far over 800 people have cast their ballot during early voting in Chautauqua County this week.
The County Board of Elections reports 843 ballots have been cast since Sunday, with nearly one third of them placed on Monday alone.
Early voting kicked off on Saturday featuring four sites across the county including the new site at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Downtown Jamestown.
In addition to the Jackson Center, early voting is happening at the Board of Elections Offices in Mayville, the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk and the Chautauqua Mall in Lakewood.
Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and then again noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
“Individuals who come out either right at lunch or during lunch may bring more people to that time frame,” said Abram when asked the best times to avoid lines were. “I would say the softer time frame would be between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., as far as the slowest opportunity and quickest opportunity for the voter, I would say staying away from the dinner hours to the best of your ability.”
Those who chose not to vote early can still do so on election day itself, Tuesday, November 2, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Board of Elections are already getting ready for the day by setting up voting machines at each of the nearly 50 sites countywide.