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Early voting for NY’s second primary begins: Where do I vote?

Early voting for New York’s second primary election began on Saturday.

Here’s a closer look at what you need to know about voting early in our region.


When is early voting?

Eligible voters can now cast their ballots early for the upcoming August 23 primary.

The deadline for switching parties was last Thursday.

Early voting for the 2022 congressional and state senate primary election runs from Saturday, August 13 through Sunday, August 21.

The primary was originally set to be held earlier but was delayed until August due to New York’s redistricting debacle.

The first of two primaries was held on June 28, 2022 for NYS governor, Assembly and local races.

The general election will take place on November 8, 2022.


Related: New York’s final district maps approved: What does it mean for the Finger Lakes?



Who can vote early, and where do I vote?

A primary is held to determine a political party’s nominee for the general election.

In New York, only registered members of a given political party can vote in that party’s primary election.

Registered voters in New York State can use this portal to find the designated polling site(s) in your county.

Special elections in districts 19 and 23

In addition to a primary election, voters in the 19th and 23rd congressional districts can cast their ballots in a special election.

In NY-23, Republican Joe Sempolinski and Democrat Max Della Pia are each vying for the chance to finish out Congressman Tom Reed’s term, which ends in December. Reed resigned in May.

Registered voters in the following counties can cast their ballot in the 23rd district special election:

Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, and Yates Counties; as well as certain parts of Ontario and Tioga Counties.



Related: PRIMARY RESULTS: Cirencione victorious in Ontario County, Williams ahead in Wayne County (full coverage)


Early voting information by county

The following information is accessed through each county’s board of elections webpage.

Cayuga

Early voting locations are at the Cato Town Office, Clifford Park Clubhouse and the Moravia Town Office.

Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday; noon – 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

More information here.

Ontario

The county has three early voting sites: The Board of Elections Office, Victor Town Hall and the Geneva Housing Authority Main Office.

Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, Saturday and Sunday; noon – 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

More info here.


Related: PRIMARY DAY: Republican voters turn out in Ontario County as sheriff race takes center stage (video)


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Seneca

All early voting will take place at the Seneca County Health and Senior Services Building.

Hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; noon – 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

More info here.

Wayne

All early voting will take place at the Wayne County Board of Elections Office in the Public Safety Building.

Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday; 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

More info here.

Yates

All early voting is at the County Office Building, specifically in the current Clerk’s Closing Room near the County Clerk’s Office, according to the Yates County Board of Elections.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

More info is available here.



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