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Auburn voters will be allowed to cast ballots at any city polling place

The Cayuga County Board of Elections has received state approval to allow Auburn voters to cast their ballots at the polling place of their choice, rather than only the one in their district.

The Citizen reports the change was made possible by the advent of on-demand ballot printers. Poll workers can check a voter’s home district and make sure they get the correct ballot. The change will take effect with the June primary elections. There will be four polling places in Auburn, Auburn Alliance Church, 630 N. Seward Ave.; Auburn Enlarged City School District’s office, 78 Thornton Ave.; Auburn Fire Department’s new fire station at 31 Seminary St.; and Casey Park Recreation Center, 150 N. Division St.

The board says the change will save it thousands of dollars by avoiding the printing of batches of ballots that are not used. The board saved $10,000 when it used the on-demand printers in the November, 2021 elections. The county has finalized its plan for early voting. In Auburn, voters can cast early ballots at the Clifford Park Clubhouse. Voters in northern Cayuga County can go to the Cato Town Hall and this year, the Moravia Town Hall will replace the Venice Town Hall as the early voting site in the northern part of the county.

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The early voting period is tentatively set for June 18-26, but this year’s primary schedule could change, due to the legal challenge against the district maps drawn by Democrats after a bipartisan commission failed to agree on which maps to use.