A ballot is cast in the 2016 election. (EMC file photo)

A ballot is cast in the 2016 election. (EMC file photo)

New Yorkers can cast 2020 Election Day ballots early for first time

The 2020 election is the first one in which early voting will be allowed in New York state.

In January 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature agreed to allow early voting, adding New York to the list of 39 states that permit the procedure. Beginning Oct. 24, Rochester residents can access early voting polls on the following days at 12 locations throughout Monroe County:

Dates and times

• Saturday, Oct. 24: 9 a.m. t0 3 p.m.

• Sunday, Oct. 25: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Monday, Oct. 26: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Tuesday, Oct. 27: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Wednesday, Oct. 28: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Thursday, Oct. 29: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Friday, Oct. 30: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Saturday, Oct. 31: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Sunday, Nov. 1: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


• David F. Gantt Community Center, 700 North St., Rochester

• City of Rochester Recreation Bureau, second floor, 57 St. Paul St., Rochester

• Genesee Valley Field House, 1316 Genesee St., Rochester

• Edgerton Recreation Center, 41 Backus St., Rochester

• SUNY Empire State College, 680 Westfall Road, Brighton

• Town of Chili Senior Center, 3235 Chili Ave., Chili

• North Greece Road Church of Christ, 1039 N. Greece Road, Greece

• Marketplace Mall (north entrance), 1 Miracle Mile Drive, Henrietta

• Irondequoit Public Library,1290 Titus Ave., Irondequoit

• Harris-Whalen Park Lodge, 2126 Penfield Road, Penfield

• Perinton Square Mall, 6720 Pittsford Palmyra Road, Fairport

• Webster Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster

Residents who are wary of using the U.S. Postal Service to mail in their absentee ballots may drop off their sealed votes in ballot boxes at these locations as well.

For more information on Election Day, which is Nov. 3, visit www.monroecounty.gov/elections.

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