Chemung County prepares for early voting

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Early voting in New York begins this Saturday, October 24th, and lasts until November 1st for registered voters.

There are three ways voters can vote: by mail, on election day, and voting early.

Chemung County Executive, Christopher Moss, addressed the county’s plan during the Wednesday afternoon press conference for making sure that registered voters are safe while standing in line at the polls.

“We haven’t crossed that bridge yet, but we know a lot of people will participate in early voting and we’re expecting those numbers to be a little larger than they were last year, so we will accommodate it by social distancing, making sure that everybody has their mask on. We won’t be closing that, but we’ll make the accommodations. People will have to be patient, but we’ll get them through,” said Moss.

Dates and hours may vary based on where you live. Click here for polling locations in Chemung County.

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