Madison County Board of Elections to offer extended hours as election approaches

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WAMPSVILLE — Madison County Board of Elections will offer extended hours during the two weeks prior to the Nov. 2 general election.

The Board of Elections office, in County Office Building #4, 138 N. Court St., will be open for extended hours on the following days and times:

Wednesday, Oct 20 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct 21 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct 23 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct 26 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct 28 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct 30 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The extended hours are intended to assist voters who may need to apply for an absentee ballot.

The extended hours are not for early voting.

Early voting will be held at the Sullivan Veterans Memorial Parks and Rec Building, 707 Mohawk St. in Chittenango.

Any voter who will be absent from the county due to occupation, education, vacation, has a permanent physical disability or illness that would not allow them to go to the polls on Election Day, or is a caregiver for someone who is ill or physically disabled, is eligible to receive an absentee ballot.

Additionally, a voter may also use the “temporary illness’ reason if they are unable to appear due to the risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19.

The ballot, if not voted at the office the same day, being returned to the Board of Elections, must be postmarked by Nov. 2 or delivered to the county board, early voting poll site, or poll site location by the close of polls on Election Day.

If a voter wishes to apply for and receive an absentee ballot in person at the Board of Elections, they must do so on or before Nov. 1. In order to be eligible to vote on November 2, a resident had to register by Oct. 8.

Absentee ballot applications and voter registration forms are available by mail, email or may be downloaded from the Board of Elections website at https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/1547/Board-of-Elections.

For the Nov. 2 General Election only, a registered voter may also request an absentee ballot via the state portal.

The Madison County Board of Elections can be reached with questions at BOECommissioners@madisoncounty.ny.gov or by calling 315-366-2231.

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