Sunday Is The Last Day of Early Voting for 2021 Elections
You still have time to cast your early vote before the upcoming November 2nd general election, but time is running out
This coming Sunday, October 31. 2021 is the last day of early voting here in New York.
Former Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature worked together in 2019 to pass a new law that brought early voting to New York. This was one of a few measures that have come into effect over the last few years to make voting easier in New York.
Looking at the voting stats so far, turnout is quite a bit lower than we saw in the 2020 Presidential Elections, but that's sort of expected. However, there are some important initiatives that we're voting on this year, including some potential changes to the New York State Consitution.
It's really easy too, even with all of the COVID-19 rules that are still in place, I waited for less than 5 minutes to get into the polling place. The check-in process is very streamlined with the poll workers using tablets to pull up your ballot for you to be able to complete it. After a few more minutes, you're back out the door.
So, if you haven't voted already, this weekend is the perfect time to cast your vote. There are 38 Early Voting Locations for people who live in Erie County, and 2 locations for people who live in Niagara County.