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Good Question: When does early voting start in New York?

Good Question: When does early voting start in New York? Photo: News10NBC.

Brennan Somers
Created: September 18, 2020 04:38 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — This Good Question has to do with early voting.

Many of you have been asking: When does early voting start in New York State?

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Nearly half of all states will start early voting by this weekend and more are sending ballots through the mail, which is happening in New York if you've applied to vote absentee.

However, if you want to vote in-person and avoid lines at the polls, there are nine days of early voting prior to election day.

The first day is Oct. 24 and runs through Nov. 1. The times the locations are open are listed below: 

Early Voting Times: 

  • Oct. 24, Oct. 25, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. 
  • Oct. 26, Oct. 28 and Oct. 30:  9 a.m.- 5 p.m. 
  • Oct. 27 and Oct. 29: 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. 

A voter can go to any of the designated early voting sites during these periods. In Monroe County, there are 12. The locations are listed below: 

Early Voting Locations:

  • David F. Gantt Community Center - 700 North St, Rochester, NY 14605
  • City of Rochester Recreation Bureau - 2nd Floor, 57 St Paul St, Rochester, NY 14604
  • Genesee Valley Field House - 1316 Genesee St, Rochester, NY 14611
  • Edgerton Recreation Center - 41 Backus St, Rochester, NY 14608
  • SUNY Empire State College - 680 Westfall Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Town of Chili Senior Center - 3235 Chili Ave, Rochester, NY 14624
  • North Greece Road Church of Christ - 1039 N Greece Rd, Rochester, NY 14626
  • Marketplace Mall (North Entrance) - 1 Miracle Mile Dr, Rochester, NY 14623
  • Irondequoit Public Library - 1290 Titus Ave, Rochester, NY 14617
  • Harris-Whalen Park Lodge - 2126 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY 14526
  • Perinton Square Mall - 6720 Pittsford Palmyra Rd, Fairport, NY 14450
  • Webster Recreation Center - 1350 Chiyoda Dr, Webster, NY 14580

You don't need to make an appointment or sign up to head to the polls early.

If you have a question you'd like answered, send an email to GoodQuestion@whec.com.


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