Absentee voting underway in New York

Daniel Best, a 21-year-old college student, is taking full advantage of casting his ballot.

News 12 Staff

Sep 30, 2020, 9:45 PM

Updated 1,382 days ago

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Voting is underway in New York, with residents already casting absentee ballots.
Daniel Best, a 21-year-old college student, is taking full advantage of casting his ballot.
On Wednesday, he visited the Westchester Board of Elections to make sure he was registered - and ended up casting an absentee ballot.
Best is one of tens of thousands of Westchester voters who will vote absentee this year.
Officials at the Board of Elections are in the process of mailing out 95,000 ballots - more than triple from the last general election.
Reggie Lafayette and Doug Colety, the Democratic and Republican commissioners at the Board of Elections, say the pandemic has forced them to do it differently this year to meet the demands of voters.
On Election Day, there will be more than 300 polling sites open, but the biggest hurdle will be tallying all of the absentee ballots, which will undoubtedly set records.
This year, there are many ways to cast a ballot. Voters can go into the local Board of Elections and fill out their ballots there. People can also request the ballot be mailed to them and they can send it back in. People can also do early voting - that starts on Oct. 24. Another option is to go to the polls on Nov. 3.


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