ALBANY, NY (WENY) – Election day is less than a week away and New Yorkers have a lot to vote for on this year’s ballot. The statewide races include the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Comptroller.
New Yorkers will also vote for congressional candidates, state legislature and local government offices. Voters can vote either via absentee ballot or in person. The deadline to apply for an absentee was Oct. 24, however, voters can still request an absentee ballot in person.
And for voters who might have questions about the voting process local elections inspectors will be on hand at polling locations, ready to help.
“And I think, voters shouldn’t be afraid to ask for assistance at the poll site from our inspectors,” said Colleen Hauryski, Democratic Commissioner of the Steuben County Board of Elections.
While voters can still request an absentee ballot in person, Hauryski said they are recommending that voters cast a ballot in person at this point, if possible.
Early voting is underway and will remain open until Sunday, Nov. 6. On election day, polls across New York will be open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. And whether you vote via mail-in-ballot or in person, the Republican Commissioner of Steuben County Board of Elections said casting your ballot is important.
“I think it’s just very important that everybody has their voice heard, said Republican Commissioner Vicky Olin.