Some voters going to the polls early

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 October 2019 at 2:15 pm

ALBION — About 100 people went to the polls the first three days early voting has been offered in Orleans County.

The Board of Elections reports there were 32 voters on Saturday, 26 on Sunday and 41 on Monday.

The county has an early voting polling place at the Board of Elections office in the County Administration Building in Albion. This is the first time early voting has been an option at a polling location in the county.

The county will continue to accept ballots at the Board of Elections until Sunday, Nov. 3. The county will have election inspectors on site and residents can vote as in any other election.

The option is part of a state mandate to allow greater access to the polls. The state is providing Orleans County with $27,251 towards the cost of implementing the reform.

The Board of Elections moved in July from a suite in the Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Facility to the new addition on the County Administration Building, located behind the nursing home at 14016 Route 31.

The hours the polls for early voting include:

• Oct. 29-30 (Tuesday and Wednesday) from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Oct. 31-Nov. 1 (Thursday and Friday) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Nov. 2-3 (Saturday and Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The general election is Nov. 5 with polls in the 10 towns in Orleans County open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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