BUFFALO, New York — For the first time, New Yorkers will have access to no-excuse early voting for the general election. And it all begins this week.
Voters can cast early ballots during a nine-day period leading up to the general election.
For 2019, early voting will go from Saturday through Sunday, November 3. All voting will be closed on Monday, November 4, and then Election Day is Tuesday, November 5.
In Western New York, voters will be able to vote at any early voting location within their counties. However, the numbers of locations varies.
In the four easternmost counties in our region, there will be only one early voting location for each county.
Niagara and Cattaraugus counties will have two locations each. Chautauqua County has three places. Finally, Erie County will have 37 different spots where voters can cast ballots.
Laura Bierman with the League of Women Voters praised Erie County for opening so many locations.
"Anyone in Erie county can go to any of those poll sites to vote early," she said during an interview on "New York Now," a program that is produced by WMHT-TV in the Albany area.
Elections leaders remind voters that they can only vote once, either early or in-person on Election Day. If you choose to vote on November 5, you'll need to go to your specific precinct, as you've always done.
To find out the specific early voting locations and times, click on the link for your county.