Registered voters cast their ballots as early voting begins
Early voting began Saturday and many registered voters are preparing to cast their ballot.
Election Day, just under two weeks away, will run for nine days, ending on Oct. 31.
Last year, more than 2.5 million New Yorkers voted early even with the challenges posed by the pandemic.
To help with the flow of the process this year, Westchester County’s election inspectors will now use electronic poll books and ballot-on-demand systems.
State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins says early voting legislation passed in 2019 to help every registered voter get their voice heard. She says she hopes all registered voters take advantage of the convenience of early voting to increase participation in local elections that can have a deep impact on voters' everyday life.
A “Get out the Vote” rally is also taking place in Mount Vernon this afternoon to encourage more registered voters to cast their ballots.