Early personal coordination has already begun at locations across the country. And it turns out to be a bit messy. Long waits and technical problems are discouraging voters this week, and horror stories are circulating on the internet. Here in Chemung County, however, things are not expected to be that bad. The New York early voting begins October 24th and 18 News spoke to Chemung County Democratic Commissioner for Elections Cindy Emmer about what to expect in the coming weeks.
“An early vote is relatively new to New York State. This is the third time we have an early vote. I think when we did it last year, last fall was the first time, we had more than we expected and we are expecting a lot of people this year because of COVID, ”said Emmer.
Cindy went on to say that voting early is extremely beneficial, especially in the year of the coronavirus. COVID-19 protocols are followed and if a voter forgets a mask, masks are available to them. Here in the Chemung district there is a polling station that is located on the electoral board. Chemung County’s early voting hours are listed below.
Saturday, October 24th, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 25th, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, October 26th, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 27th, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28th, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 29th, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, October 30th, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 31, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 1st, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.