County Board of Elections gives information on absentee ballots
Nearly 4,000 Chautauqua County voters will be voting by absentee ballot and will likely account for six percent of the total vote. Unlike other states, New York does not have early voting and only voters who are out of the county on Election Day or are physically unable to go to the polls are eligible.
Applications must be postmarked no later than Tuesday Oct. 30. Applications can be downloaded from www.votechautauqua.com
Voters may come to the Board of Elections up to 5 p.m. Monday November 5, to vote in person at the Hall R. Clothier Building, 7 North Erie St., Mayville, if they will be out-of-town on Election Day. The Board of Elections is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until Election Day and will be open extended hours until 7 p.m. this Wednesday and Thursday. Also, special Saturday hours will be 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Ballots must be postmarked no later than Monday, Nov. 5, and received at the Board of Elections no later than Tuesday Nov. 13. Military ballots and overseas voter's ballots may be received at the Board of Elections until Monday, Nov. 19. Ballots may also be delivered to the polls on Election Day.