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Hours and places to vote early

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Early voting in local, state and national elections begins Saturday, the first of nine days of polling in the run up to the Nov. 3 election. All counties in the region will keep the same early voting schedule and hours, but those hours look different depending on the day of the week.

Early Voting Dates/Times

  • Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m to 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 26, Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 28, Noon to 8 p.m. 
  • Thursday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Voters can cast early ballots at any of the voting sites within the county where they are registered to vote. Here are early voting sites by county:

Schenectady County  

  • Karen B. Johnson Library, Central Branch, 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady
  • South Schenectady Fire Department, 6 Old Mariaville Road, Rotterdam
  • Glenville Senior Center, 32 Worden Road, Glenville
  • Niskayuna Town Hall, 1 Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna

Saratoga County

  • Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park
  • Gavin Park, 10 Lewis Road, Saratoga Springs
  • Board of Elections Office, 50 W. High St., Ballston Spa

Albany County

  • Albany County Board of Elections, 260 South Pearl St., Albany
  • Berne Volunteer Fire Company, 30 Canaday Hill Road, Berne
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 85 Elm Ave., Delmar
  • Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1580 Central Ave., Albany
  • Boght Community Fire Department, 8 Preston Drive, Cohoes
  • Guilderland Fire Department, 2303 Western Ave., Guilderland

Montgomery County 

  • Montgomery County Old Courthouse, 9 Park St., Fonda

Fulton County

  • Fulton County Services Complex Building, 2714 State Highway 29, Johnstown

Schoharie County

  • Schoharie County Board of Elections Office, 284 Main St., Suite 300, Schoharie

Absentee Ballot Information

  • Deadline to request absentee ballot is Oct. 27 online or by mail, and by Nov. 2 in-person 
  • Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3 or dropped directly at an election site by Nov. 3 at 9 p.m. and received by the county board of elections no later than Nov. 10 
  • Voters can drop off absentee ballots at early voting sites, county elections offices or Election Day polling sites 
  • Voters who have requested an absentee ballot, or even returned it, can still vote in person, in which case their absentee ballot will be set aside and not opened
  • Absentee ballot counting will begin on or around Nov. 9 after state officials check the records against voter files for signs of duplicate votes

2 Comments

CRAIG KNICKERBOCKER

We have been told to avoid large gatherings and crowds with the pandemic, however many voters have shown up to the polls the first day. This was evident with video from Florida where early voting has already started. Part of the problem is there only a fraction of the voting locations open for early voting compared with the number of locations on election day. For the first 3 or 4 days, it should have been broken up by using the alphabet, first letter of ones last name could vote that day, after that anyone could vote on any day.

Early voting locations should have a ballot available for all districts, you will be handed the correct ballot for your district
On Election Day you have to vote at your district location
It is one’s choice to vote early or wait until Election Day. At any given location, day, or time the amount of people who arrive is all by chance.
Everyone’s personal schedule gives them the opportunity to vote when and where they choose if they vote early.
On Election Day you can vote any convenient time for you between 6AM and 9PM but again, you have to go to your district location.
As with all new procedures, there are always tweaks needed, with the pandemic everyone usually learns how to improve afterwards. I’m thinking that everyone is doing the best they can.❤️

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