MAYVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – Over 9,000 ballots have been collected so far in Chautauqua County, as part of the mid-term election.
Board of Election Commissioners Luz Torres and Brian Abram released the statistics on Monday.
Voters had four locations countywide to take part in early voting, which kicked off on Saturday, October 29 and spanned nine days.
During that time, over 7,000 early voters were tabbed, marking the second highest early voting turnout ever in Chautauqua County.
In addition to early votes, our local election officials so far received 2,200 absentee ballots.
Those ballots can be hand delivered to an election site, drop box, the Board of Election’s Office or sent via U.S. Mail.
“As long as it’s postmarked Election Day, it would be considered timely, so you have all the way up until Tuesday the 8th, up until your Post Office closes to get it stamped,” said Abram. “There’s still some time, I would recommend if you have it in front of you, you get it accomplished.”
On Election Day itself, poll sites will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Those who already cast a ballot during early voting, or returned their absentee ballot, can not vote twice.