(WNY News Now) – The Cattaraugus County Board of Elections has announced extended office hours to facilitate absentee ballot applications and voter registrations ahead of the November 7th General Election.
LITTLE VALLEY – In preparation for the upcoming November 7th General Election, the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections has introduced extended hours of operation to assist voters in applying for absentee ballots. Commissioners Kevin Burleson and Cortney Spittler, Democratic and Republican Commissioners, respectively, are committed to ensuring that every eligible voter in Cattaraugus County has the opportunity to cast their ballot.
The Board of Elections office, situated at 207 Rock City Street, Suite 100 in Little Valley (the former Little Valley Elementary School), will provide extended service hours on the following dates and times:
- Thursday, Oct. 26: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 28: 9 a.m. to noon
- Wednesday, Nov. 1: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 4: 9 a.m. to noon
These extended hours are designed to cater to voters who may need to apply for an absentee ballot due to various reasons, such as being absent from the county on Election Day, facing physical disabilities or illnesses, or serving as a caregiver for someone in need. Absentee ballots can be voted on the same day they are applied for in person at the office, or they must be postmarked by November 7th and delivered to the county board, early voting site, or poll site location by the close of polls on Election Day.
For those wishing to apply for an absentee ballot in person at the Board of Elections, the deadline to do so is November 6th.
To be eligible to vote in the General Election on November 7th, residents must have registered to vote by October 28th, either in person or by postmarking their registration.
Applications for absentee ballots and voter registration forms are available through multiple channels, including mail, email, or downloads from the Board of Elections website at http://www.cattco.org/board-elections. Notably, registered voters can also request an absentee ballot via the state portal until October 23rd, exclusively for the November 7th General Election.
For any inquiries or clarifications, the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections can be reached by calling 716-938-2400, 2401, 2402, or 2403. Ensuring that every eligible voter has the information and opportunity to participate in the upcoming General Election is at the core of the Board of Elections’ mission.