Commissioners Announce Early Voting for the 2023 General Election

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Early voting will soon begin in Chautauqua County.

On Wednesday, Commissioners Luz E. Torres and Brian C. Abram of the Chautauqua County Board of Elections announced Early Voting dates, times and locations for the November 7, 2023 General Election.

“Chautauqua County will open four poll sites for Early Voting,” stated Commissioner Torres & Abram.

Early voting sites will be set up at the following locations:

  • 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, 305 E 4th St. Jamestown, NY 14701, voters should enter through the main doors off of Prendergast Ave.
  • 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 indicates 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 for the same hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday and Tuesday 12 PM to 8 PM and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10 AM to 6 PM.

The dates this year are Saturday, October 28 to Sunday, November 5. Early Voting runs for 9 days, beginning 10 days before the General Election. Early voting is not available on Monday, November 6.

“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 provide 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, 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, 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.