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For the first time, New Yorkers are able to vote early using new e-polling tablets

Early voting is already available in 38 states
Posted at 4:38 PM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-27 11:50:03-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Saturday was the first day New Yorkers were able to take advantage of early voting instead of using an absentee ballot for the upcoming election.

Registered voters have eight more days to make their vote count if they aren't able to make it to the polls on November fifth, or if they just want to take care of it now.

There are 37 locations in Erie county, and this early voting period goes through November third. If you live outside of Erie County, click here to view voting locations by county.

Voters are able to use new e-polling tablets to check in, making the process more convenient, and help avoid fraud.

"We've see a pretty good turnout so far this morning. About just over 1,800 votes cast with not even two hours into this," said Jeremy Zellner, Erie County Board of Elections Democratic Commissioner. "So I think people are taking advantage of it and seeing that it is a more convenient way for them to vote."

You can vote on weekdays from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on weekends from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.