Commissioners Announce Early Voting for the 2022 General Election

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Contributing Writer
Chautauqua County Board of Elections

Commissioners Luz E. Torres and Brian C. Abram of the Chautauqua County Board of Elections announce Early Voting dates, times and locations for the November 8, 2022 General Election.

“Chautauqua County will open four poll sites for Early Voting: the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, the Chautauqua Mall, the Robert H. Jackson Center and the Board of Elections office,” stated Commissioner Torres.

  • The Chautauqua County Fairgrounds Early Voting site is at the 4-H Bldg./Ag & Expo Center, 1089 Central Ave. Dunkirk, NY 14048.
  • The Chautauqua Mall Early Voting site is through the Main Entrance, 318 E Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, NY 14750.
  • The Robert H. Jackson Center is the newest site, debuting in 2021 as part of a new law change. Voters can enter through the main doors off of Prendergast Ave and the address of that building is 305 E 4th St. Jamestown, NY 14701.
  • The Board of Elections Office is located in the Hall R. Clothier Bldg. at the County Complex in Mayville, 7 N Erie St. Mayville, NY 14757.

Each location will have signage that will indicate the entrances to the poll site. All registered voters in Chautauqua County are able to visit any one of these four early voting poll sites to cast their ballot early.

All four sites will be open the same hours: Saturdays and Sundays are from 9AM to 5PM, Monday and Tuesday is 12PM to 8PM and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is 10AM to 6PM. The dates this year are Saturday, October 29 to Sunday, November 6. Early Voting runs for 9 days, beginning 10 days before the General Election. Early voting is not available on Monday, November 7.

“We are very proud of the locations we have found and the partnerships we have built, we look forward to continuing to serve the voters and providing them the best voting experience,” noted Commissioner Abram.

All Early Voting sites are handicap accessible and do have a Ballot Marking Device for voters with disabilities.

Voters who cast their ballot Early will not be able to cast a ballot during subsequent Early Voting days or on Election Day. If you request an Absentee Ballot, recent law changes will prevent you from casting your ballot using the voting machine during Early Voting or on Election Day. If you come to the poll site and want to vote, you will only be able to vote a Provisional Affidavit Ballot, which can be counted if you have not already returned your Absentee Ballot.

The Board of Elections website, www.votechautauqua.com has Sample Ballots available for any voter to view their ballot before they head to a poll site. Sample Ballots will also be available at each Early Voting site.