Early Voting Kicks Off This Week For Midterm Elections
This weekend is the start of Early Voting in the Empire State for the 2022 Midterm Elections and New Yorkers will have another opportunity to participate in the electoral process.
New York had two separate primary elections earlier this year, on June 28, 2022, and on August 23, 2022, which allowed registered voters who were enrolled in a political party to vote for their candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Assembly, various Judges, and various positions within the different political parties.
Now with that all settled, it's time for the general election that will fill many of these political offices.
The 2022 General Midterm Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2022, and early voting kicks off this week to give people the chance to cast their vote early and avoid the potential rush of all voting on the same day.
In addition to various state and county offices that are being elected this year, we also have the opportunity to vote for candidates for the US Senate and US House of Representatives.
What You Need To Know To Vote Early
Early voting begins on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 9 am and will run until Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 5 pm.
Earlier in 2022 New York Governor Hochul announced that anyone can vote absentee this year, to do so you need to contact the Board Of Elections and request a ballot. Your absentee ballot can be dropped off at the local board of elections office, or at any Early Voting location. The last day to request a ballot is on Monday, November 7, 2022.
In Erie County, New York, there are 39 separate locations where you can cast your vote and you can vote at any location you choose. In Niagara County, New York there are four different locations where you can vote and Niagara County residents can vote at another of those 4 places.
You can find a complete list of early voting locations all across New Yorkhere on the NYS Elections website.
If you're not yet registered to vote, unfortunately, it's too late to register to vote in this year's general election. However, don't let that deter you, register now so you can vote in the 2023 elections. You can also find the information you need to register to vote right here.