250 have cast ballots in first 7 days of early voting

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 October 2021 at 11:33 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: This sign directs people to the early voting location at the County Office Building on Route 31 in Albion.

ALBION – Nearly 250 people have cast their ballots through early voting in the first seven days it was available in Orleans County.

Early voting continues today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Board of Elections at the County Office Building on Route 31 in Albion.

There have been 247 early voters in the first week and the daily numbers so far include: 23 on Oct. 23, 21 on Oct. 24, 41 on Oct. 25, 32 on Oct. 26, 40 on Oct. 27, 37 on Oct. 28 and 53 on Oct. 29.

Early voting was popular last year when nearly 4,000 people cast ballots during the nine days. The 3,753 people who voted early was about 10 times the number of early voters in 2019 when early voting debuted and 374 people went to the polls early. There are about 24,000 registered voters in the county.

The polls for the upcoming election will also be open Nov. 2 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at sites in all 10 towns in the county.