ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The first of two New York State primaries is taking place on June 28. To vote, only people who are enrolled in a party can participate. Starting Saturday, early voters could cast their ballots for the primary elections.
“A voter can vote at any site in their county unless they are in New York City, in which case, they will have an assigned site,” explained Jennifer Wilson, Spokesperson for the New York State Board of Elections. “This year, there is also extended early voting on the weekends so in most cases poll places are open until about 5 or 6 p.m.”
Early voting takes place until June 26. The gubernatorial race is among the elections Democrats and Republicans will soon be voting for.
Anyone who requested an absentee ballot, but decides to go to a polling site instead should be aware of a specific change. Wilson said the new law lets the Board of Elections count absentee ballots faster. “You will be asked to vote by affidavit ballot instead of allowing you to vote on the machine,” she said. “This was a recent law change, but you also have the option to drop off your absentee ballot in person if you prefer at any poll site within your county.”