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Yes, the ballots used during early voting are the same as the ballots issued on Election Day.
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Early voting allows voters to vote in person at any early voting location within their county for nine (9) days, before the scheduled Election Day. You do not need a reason or excuse to vote early.
Voting at any early voting site will be just like voting at your regular poll site. The early voting site will have electronic poll books instead of paper signature poll books. Once you sign in, you will be given a ballot for your town and district, you will vote your ballot, and scan the ballot into the voting machine to be counted.
You must be a registered voter in order to vote on the voting machine. The cut-off date to register to vote is 10 days before the election. Voter registration forms are available on the New York State Board of Elections website or you can register online through the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles website if you have a NYS DMV license, permit or ID.
Voters who live in Steuben County can go to any one of the 3 early voting sites listed above, to vote. Each early voting site has a complete list of all active registered voters in Steuben County. But, you can only vote once, either at one of the early voting sites or on Election Day.
All early voting and election day results are posted on the Board of Elections website, after the Polls are closed on Election Night.
No, you can only vote once in any Election.
If the election inspector is unable to locate your information, either during early voting or on Election Day, you will be allowed to vote by Affidavit Ballot. The election inspectors will need your current address to make sure you are given the correct ballot to vote. After Election Day, the Board of Elections will research your registration and count you’re Affidavit Ballot, if you are a qualified voter. You will be sent a letter notifying you whether or not your vote was counted. If your vote is not counted, the letter will inform you why it did not count.
In 2019, a law was passed that requires all Board of Elections in New York State to transfer the voter registration of any voter that appears on a statewide voter list, to wherever the voter moves within NYS. So if you move, even to a different county in NYS, and your new county has not been notified of your change of address, you can vote by affidavit ballot either at your new county’s Early Voting site before Election Day, or at the polling site for your new address on Election Day, and your affidavit ballot will be counted once your new address is verified and your registration has been transferred. As this is a new law, we strongly recommend that if you have moved within NYS, you submit a voter registration form to the new Board of Elections, or if you have a NYS driver’s license you can go to MyDMV to change your voter registration online. If you submit your change of address to your local Department of Motor Vehicles office, you can select the option to notify the Board of Elections of your address change on the paper form also.
If you vote during early voting, you are NOT eligible to vote on Election Day.