Early voting starts Saturday

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Early voting begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in Rome and two other sites in Oneida County.

This year’s local elections are the first for early voting without an absentee ballot in New York. The Legislature passed the law allowing for early voting early this year. All but nine states that allow in-person voting ahead of Election Day, though Delaware and Virginia have passed such laws but will not implement early voting this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

The sites in Oneida County and times of voting are:

• Rome YMCA, 301 W. Bloomfield St.

• New Hartford Town Hall in the former Gander Mountain building at The Orchards,
8635 Clinton St., New Hartford
• Boehlert Center at Union Station, third floor, 321 Main St., Utica

Dates and times are:

• Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all locations

• Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all locations

• Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at all locations

Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Rome and Utica, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. New Hartford

• Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all locations

• Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Rome and Utica and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. New Hartford

• Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all locations

• Saturday Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. all locations

• Sunday Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all locations

All locations are accessible to voters with disabilities, according to the Oneida County Board of Elections.

Voters may use any early-voting location regardless of where they live. Voting continues on Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 5, when voters should use their assigned polling place. Anyone who voted early may not vote on Election Day. Polls are open on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Voters who are out of town may also vote by absentee ballots, which are available at the Board of Elections’ office on the third floor of the Boehlert Center at Union Station in Utica, or obtainable at www.ocgov.net/elections or by calling the board at 315-798-5765.

Offices to be filled include state Supreme Court justice; Surrogate Court judge; county executive, district attorney and comptroller, and legislators; and local offices including mayor and city council in Rome and Utica and town offices and boards.

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