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Why you might not know Tuesday's election results until July

Posted at 5:38 AM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 09:26:35-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Due to the large amount of absentee ballots, you might not know who wins Tuesday's elections until next Wednesday.

"We've had a great response to our absentee application that we've had on our website for months now, and we think a lot of voters took advantage of that, so we don't think there's gonna be crowds or lineups on election day," said Erie County Democratic Elections Commissioner Jeremy Zellner. "Particularly with early voting we saw a slow steady stream since Saturday of early voting, so we think this did the trick as far a keeping people safe and at home."

Due to coronavirus concerns, if you do plan on voting in-person on Tuesday, Zellner is encouraging you to bring your own pen, so you don't share them with other voters.

Hand sanitizer will be available at polling stations, and coordinators will be on hand to ensure proper protocols.

Three federal elections are taking place on Tuesday

  1. N.Y.-27th Congressional District Special Election between Democrat Nate McMurray and Republican Chris Jacobs
  2. N.Y.-27th Congressional District Republican Primary for November between Beth Parlato, Chris Jacobs, and Stefan Mychajliw
  3. Democratic Presidential Primary between Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders

The final canvassing for election results will take place at 2 p.m. on July 1st.