Livingston County voters who want to cast their ballots early in the upcoming general election will be able to do so beginning Saturday, October 26, 2019 and continuing through Sunday, November 3, 2019. The Livingston County Board of Elections offers the following answers to the most common questions about early voting:
What is early voting?
Earlier this year, New York State passed election reform that requires election officials to provide early voting opportunities prior to Election Day on November 5, 2019. This is the first time early in-person voting will occur in New York State.
Who can vote early?
All registered voters can vote early.
When can I vote early?
To provide convenient early voting opportunities, the polls will be open on weekdays and weekends:
Saturday, October 26, 2019: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 27, 2019: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, October 28, 2019: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, October 31, 2019: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, November 1, 2019: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, November 2, 2019: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 3, 2019: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where can I vote early?
Livingston County voters can vote at the Livingston County Board of Elections, 6 Court Street, Room 104, Geneseo, NY 14454
Is the early voting process different than voting on Election Day?
Early voting is the same as voting on Election Day. When you get to the early voting center, you will check in to vote, receive your ballot and vote as any other election. Once you vote early, you will not be eligible to vote on Election Day. Your vote will already have been cast.
When will early voting results be posted?
Early votes will be canvassed and reported after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
Can I still vote by absentee ballot?
Yes. You may apply for and vote by absentee ballot if you are: (i) out of your home county, (ii) permanently or temporarily disabled, ill or are the primary caregiver for one or more people who are ill or physically disabled, (iii) a resident of a Veterans Hospital, (iv) detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or incarcerated for an offense other than a felony.
How can I find out more about early voting?
You can contact the Livingston County Board of Elections at 585-243-7090 or the New York State Board of Elections at 518-474-1953 or www.elections.ny.gov.