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Turning out in droves for early voting in Erie County

Long lines reported at polling places
Posted at 7:21 PM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 22:18:16-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — People are lining up for a sixth day of early voting in Erie County.

Board of Elections Commissioners Ralph Mohr and Jeremy Zellner say that 22,302 ballots were cast on Wednesday for the upcoming general election.

They say that 115,217 ballots have been now been cast since early voting began Saturday at noon.

The four-day combined early voting total constitutes 18.2% of Erie County’s nearly 630,000 registered voters.

By comparison, there were 26,514 ballots cast in Erie County for all nine days of early voting in the 2019 general election.

There was no early voting in New York for the last presidential election in 2016.

Erie County has 37 early voting locations, and voters may use any site regardless of address.

For a full list, go to www.elections.erie.gov.

Weekday poll hours are noon to 9 pm. Weekend hours are noon to 6 pm.