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Erie County executive joins thousands of county residents participating in early voting


Mon, Oct 26th 2020 02:55 pm

On Monday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz took part in early voting for the 2020 presidential election, casting his ballot at St. Columba-Brigid Church on Hickory Street in the City of Buffalo’s Ellicott District.

Early voting in Erie County began Saturday at 37 voting locations countywide, with residents able to cast their vote at any location they choose, and will continue through Sunday, Nov. 1. The Erie County Board of Elections reported more than 28,000 voters participated in the process over the past two days – more than all who voted early in 2019 – with lines forming at the downtown Board of Elections voting site and at some other locations.

“Today is the third day of early voting countywide and participation has been tremendous, signaling the interest in this presidential election and also showing how enthusiastic Erie County voters are to take part. What’s happening locally mirrors what is occurring on the national scale, as well, with voters willing to stand in lines when necessary to cast their ballots,” Poloncarz said. “Thanks to the Erie County Board of Elections, the process is moving smoothly and safely here through the first few days, and voters do not have to face some of the extraordinary wait times we have seen in other states. With six days of early voting still remaining before Election Day, there are plentiful opportunities for voters to take part.”

Early voting locations will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Locations also will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (the last day of early voting).

Polls will be open countywide from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.

To view a list of early voting sites, visit the Board of Elections website, or call 716-858-8891.

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